Talk:Highlights for Children
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Does anyone have a link to some sample Goofus and Gallant comics? Rad Racer | Talk 18:23, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC) kijjkmkmmἜ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:27, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Does anyone recall a character named Jimmy Acorn which I believe was a feature in Highlights for Children magazine in the 1950's?
Distribution in waiting rooms
I have rarely encountered a hospital / dentist waiting room without a sample copy of Highlights. Does anyone know if these copies are free to such offices? --BlueNight 08:54, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I share the same experience. I used to rent a room from a visiting nurse who used her house as her office address. We used to get free samples of all kinds of magazines. Highlights samples may have been distributed to children's doctors.
These samples are not free, nor are copies of any other magazines that magically appear. Most publishers operate a "reception room" program by which they mail copies of magazines chock-a-block with subscription cards to doctor's offices and the like. Highlights was an early adopter of this type of marketing and due to the audience and content it has been successful. Meredith and Reiman are two other publishers of magazines that have strong programs like this.
I do not know whether "Highlights for Children" is provided free of charge (I doubt it), but as a practicing lawyer, I do know that publishers often make magazines available at a "professional rate" which is far below the regular subscription price. In many cases, I am sure the professional considers the "Highlights" subscription as worth the price if it will keep the "little darlings" contented while they are waiting.
I added an incomplete list tag to the list of features, because I know that a ton of the features are missing (e.g. the Aloysius stories, which I always loved). TenPoundHammer 23:37, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Check and Double Check, What's Wrong [with this picture], Dinosaur Days, Ask Arizona (new feature). Yes, there are a lot of missing features here... There are also the historical features to consider. Did you know that each issue of Highlights used to have a page of sheet music? How the world has changed...
I remember the Headwork feature (brainteasers) and the other picture-finding feature (several details from illustrations throughout the issue would appear in a section at the beginning); crafts instructions, jokes, riddles, and reader contributions have also been regular features of the magazine. B7T 14:42, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
I tagged the section for NPOV because it seemed very biased, i.e. "she is a huge help to children." It almost read like an ad. Even small sections like this need to maintain NPOV and not be biased. Beggarsbanquet (talk) 05:43, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
The article states "with Mrs. Myers becoming the first ever female teacher employed by the Army." Since the U.S. Army has been in existence since the 1700's, and since women have long served in the role of teacher, that seems improbable on its face. A citation to a reputable source is needed.
There seems to be a lot of Big Important Claims and self-aggrandizing remarks (without substantiation) in the "Before Highlights" section. Especially "Their immense knowledge and uncompromising methods led to a resounding success of Highlights. Later, they would buy Children's Activities and incorporate it in Highlights."