Highlights For Children Celebrates National Puzzle Day

Company Marks January 29th Celebration with Re-release of Best-Selling Puzzle Book Club Puzzlemania

Jan 28, 2010, 09:15 ET from Highlights for Children

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Friday's National Puzzle Day, Highlights for Children is releasing an entirely new edition of its Puzzlemania book club.  Launched more than twenty years ago, the original Puzzlemania, created by the publisher of Highlights magazine, is the most successful puzzle-based book club in print. Over 7 million families have learned to love puzzles through the books.

"We love puzzles," says Highlights Executive Editor Mary-Alice Moore. "They are truly 'Fun with a Purpose.' Kids are engrossed by the challenge of a good puzzle, and at the same time fall in love with the problem-solving process. Doing puzzles on a regular basis reinforces logic, critical thinking, reasoning, visual, reading and math skills."

The new Puzzlemania books, edited for children ages 7 and older, include a wide variety of puzzles, including mazes, What's Wrong?, secret codes, word play, double check puzzles, math and logic puzzles and perpetual Highlights favorite, Hidden Pictures. The new edition of Puzzlemania features a free puzzling website for kids, Puzzlemania.com, where they can play picture sudoku, crack secret codes and test their wits with assorted brainteasers and challenges.

Devoted to "Fun with a Purpose," Highlights for Children, Inc. has helped children become their best selves for generations. Highlights magazine and its sister publication for younger children, Highlights High Five, are the most recognizable and widely-read children's magazines in the nation. Fun with a Purpose, Hidden Pictures and What's Wrong? are trademarks of Highlights for Children, Inc.

Note to editors: For a list of free ways to celebrate National Puzzle Day with your family, visit Highlights.com/Newsroom.  For free online puzzles, visit Puzzlemania.com.

SOURCE Highlights for Children