5 Things You Didn't Know About Highlights
- Highlights offers more than just the magazine you grew up with. They now have different clubs that focus on puzzles, math and other interests.
- The first issue of Highlights Magazine was printed in June of 1946 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania by the Myers family and a handful of coworkers.
- The billionth copy of Highlights Magazine was printed just before the company's 60th anniversary. Today the company produces several publications.
- Highlights has developed apps that allow your little one to access hidden picture puzzles from anywhere so you can keep them entertained on the go.
- Highlights now offers the original magazine along with educational toys and book clubs that automatically send children a new age-appropriate book every few weeks.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Highlights
Highlights wants their educational tools and materials to be accessible to children and frequently offers coupons and discount codes to make providing learning opportunities easier. To redeem these codes and coupons, first complete all of the shopping you plan to do on the Highlights' website. When you're finished shopping, access your shopping cart via the icon found on the top right corner of every page on the site. Review your purchases to ensure that you do not need to make adjustments, and then turn your attention toward the bottom of your cart. Under the listing of your items, you will find the phrase "Have a Discount Code or Coupon?" If you do, type it in the box and click "apply." You may find that Highlights has already entered a code in the box for you in case your order qualifies for a promotion you were not aware of. Be sure to take advantage of the provided code if it offers a better discount than the one you were planning to use.
Highlights has been the gold standard in the children's magazine industry since the magazine's inception in 1946. Created by a teacher and her husband, who held a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University, the magazine focused on helping children develop their minds and learn in a way that was easily accessible and enjoyable but effective. While Playskool and Fisher Price devised many toys that helped children learn play and develop eye-hand-coordination, Highlights focused on instilling a love of reading and learning that would last children a lifetime.
Today, Highlights still produces their original magazine but has expanded their offerings. Parents can now purchase educational toys through the company as well as several different magazines aimed at specific age groups. Book clubs are also available that send two new books out to children every four weeks, ensuring that they always have a fresh batch of puzzles, math games or hidden pictures to keep them busy. Books are also available and can be purchased for children's birthdays, holidays or to celebrate any occasion you see fit. After all, there's never a bad time to read.
Highlights also provides a special store for teachers, where educators can go for classroom ideas and resources. The company provides a program that allows teachers to earn free supplies for their classrooms when they provide subscriptions to their students using the group subscription program. Digital handouts are also available for those in need of classroom activities and the magazine gives students the opportunity to submit their own artwork and stories for publication.
Support for parents is also available since they play the most important role in their children's development and education. The Highlights site is full of articles that contain activity suggestions, craft ideas and advice for parents. This information is broken down by age group so you can easily get age appropriate information about helping your child develop a passion for learning. You'll find kid-friendly recipes, rainy day activities and more to help keep your child busy and happy, like this Fun Penguin Craft. Parents can also provide feedback on the latest issues of their child's magazine and help to shape future printings.
Highlights supports learning at all ages and provides budding children's authors with a terrific venue for showcasing their works. The company considers publishing content sent in by writers and freelancers and offers competitive pay to those whose work is selected. You can help children learn by contributing to the magazine while practicing your craft and celebrating your own love of the written word. Of course, picture and game submissions are also accepted.
Customer service is given as much focus as education at Highlights and the company does a good job of helping customer when they need it. An extensive and easy to follow FAQ is present on the website and does a good job of thoroughly answering many questions about the company and its products as well as details of the ordering process. Customer service representatives are also available by phone at a toll free number and convenient links that make emailing the company easy are found throughout the site.
Highlights Social Media Links
Highlights on Facebook: Give the Highlights' Facebook page a like to get craft and game ideas delivered right to your news feed. On crazy days when you need a little parenting inspiration, you'll find it here along with games you can let your kids play when they want computer time. You can also share photos of your children enjoying their magazine.
Highlights on Twitter: Share hidden object puzzles with your kids or take a little time for yourself when Highlights posts a new puzzle to their Twitter feed. You'll also find fun, fast games you can play with your kids in less than 5 minutes, and craft ideas you and yours can enjoy together.
Highlights on Pinterest: Crafters know that Pinterest is the place to go for inspiration and ideas, and the Highlights page will inspire your little ones to crafting greatness. You'll find fun ideas for all age groups to help you keep little hands occupied and out of trouble.
Highlights on YouTube: The Highlights' YouTube channel is the place to go to learn more about the magazine, watch craft videos, or watch informative "State of The Kid" webisodes to learn more about the issues facing children today so you can help your kids tackle issues that may not have been on your radar screen.
Highlights Contact Info
Highlights for Children, Inc.
1800 Watermark Drive
PO Box 269
Columbus, OH 43216-0269
Customer Service: 1-888-372-6433
Publishing Office: 1-570-253-1080