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VERNON HILLS, IL Learning Resources® (www.LearningResources.com ), a leading manufacturer of innovative and award-winning hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, is proud to announce Nellie Broeske, a 4th grade teacher from Oakfield Elementary School in Oakfield, Wisconsin, as the winner of the Learning Resources Hands-On Learning Contest. This contest had educators from around the country posting videos on the Hands-On Learning Contest webpage on how a Learning Resources product helped their students succeed. The entries were evaluated on creativity, originality, educational value and student engagement.

Broeskes video highlighted three Learning Resources products, Hidden Hints Mystery Word Game, Go to Press! A Grammar Game and Cooking Up Sentences Parts of Speech Game, that she uses weekly with her students. These grammar and vocabulary products provide her students with an engaging review of classroom concepts while also encouraging cooperative learning and team building skills. Overall, Broeske said in her video, that she enjoys using these Learning Resources products because the games help increase her students knowledge of key concepts while also boosting confidence levels of struggling students. This, she explains, has a huge impact on student performance in school. And, Boys and girls alike enjoy each of the games and they often ask when we will have a chance to play again, Broeske added.

These products are so loved by her students, according to Broeske in her winning video entry, Some of the kids have asked about buying the games to have at home with their families. All Learning Resources products can be purchased for school and home use at specialty stores and at www.LearningResources.com; visitors to the site can click on the parents or teachers tab found on the home page.

Broeske received a prize package that included:
  • A $1,000 Learning Resources gift card, presented by Learning Resources President and CEO Etienne Veber
  • A morning of pampering before taking part in a catalog photo shoot for Learning Resources July Teacher-at-Home catalog cover and the teacher section of the Learning Resources website
  • Transportation and accommodations to Chicago for Broeske and her schools principal
  • A tour of the Learning Resources Corporate Offices in Vernon Hill, IL

Broeskes winning video entry can be found on the Learning Resources website at www.LearningResources.com/handson

About Learning Resources®
Learning Resources is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. For more than 25 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe.

The Companys diverse product line of over 1300 proprietary products serves children and their families, kindergarten, primary, and middle school markets focused in the areas of mathematics, science, early childhood, reading, Spanish language, English language learning and teacher resources. Many of these proprietary products are protected by international patents, trademarks and copyrights. Among the Companys brands are Gears! Gears! Gears!®, Hands-On Standards® publications, LR Interactive Electronics, Math Rods®, Pretend & Play®, Radius® Audio Learning System, Rainbow Fractions®, Reading Rods®, Reading Rods® en Espanol, Smart Snacks®, Smart Splash® and Smart Safari®.

For more information visit www.LearningResources.com or call 1-800-333-8281.

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