Highlights today announced the launch of 15 Minutes a Day to School Success, its first-ever subscription box service designed to support preschool, kindergarten and first-grade learning. Developed with teachers and aligned to school standards, activities in each 15 Minutes a Day School Success box are formulated to use in 15-minute bursts – blending grade-specific skills practice with fun activities to ease the learning process and make it enjoyable for kids and parents alike.
Research shows that it takes as little as 15 minutes of engaged practice for a child to get the most out of a learning activity. Every 15 Minutes a Day School Success box features award-winning content with kid-friendly directions and built-in motivators that excite children and encourage independence and resilience as they master each skill set.
Following is a breakdown of skill set by age group:
Early Writing, Letters and Tracing
Early Reading, Vocabulary and Critical Thinking
Early Math and Learning Concepts
Phonics, Sight Words, Vocabulary and Handwriting
Pre-Literacy, Comprehension, Connecting Ideas and Visual Literacy
Shapes, Number Writing and Counting
Addition, Subtraction, Logic, Sequences and Comparisons
Fine Motor Skills, Open-Ended Thinking and Creativity
Phonics, Sight Words, Spelling and Vocabulary
Addition, Subtraction, Fact Families and Place Value
Writing, Reading Comprehension and Handwriting
Life, Earth and Physical Sciences
Reasoning, Problem Solving and Following Directions
Every box includes two practice workbooks that focus on subjects ranging from math and reading to phonics and handwriting, as well as a third activity book for added learning application. In addition to essential skills practice, workbooks feature age-appropriate Hidden Pictures puzzles, activities, mazes, jokes and humor to get kids excited about learning and build confidence. Boxes follow the general progression of the school year but aren't limited to month-to-month curriculum, to provide enough flexibility so parents can ensure progression happens at the right pace for their child.
“We wanted to create a product that supports both child and parent, and package it in a way that promotes learning progress while seamlessly fitting into a family’s day-to-day life," said Mary-Alice Moore, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Product Development at Highlights. “All the thoughtfulness, care, expertise and effort that Highlights puts into its products are here with 15 Minutes a Day to School Success."
The first 15 Minutes a Day School Success box is being offered at a 50% discount and includes a School Success Starter Kit containing a program guide, wall-sized progress poster, sticker rewards sheet, and double-sided wipe-clean writing board. Each subsequent monthly box will cost $24.98.