Redan Publishing Teams Up With Sesame Street to Launch New Magazine

Posted December 12, 2013

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December 12, 2013 – Everyone’s favorite educational children’s TV show, Sesame Street, now has its very own Fun To Learn magazine!  Redan Publishing, Inc. is delighted to announce it has partnered with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to launch Fun To Learn Sesame Street Magazine. Aimed at early learners, every issue will contain stories, an educational and interactive 16-page pull-out activity workbook and an original Sesame Street poster.

The 36 page, bi-monthly magazine will retail starting December 13 in the US and Canada at $4.99 at newsstands and will be available by subscription.

Robert Sutherland, Publisher, Redan Publishing, Inc. says, “With over 43 years of top ratings, airing in 96% of US homes and over 6.7 million viewers every week on PBS and Sprout plus a hugely successful health and educational outreach program, we are tremendously excited to welcome  Sesame Street into the Fun To Learn family of magazines.  Sesame Street pioneered children’s television with a bold simple idea to educate kids in an entertaining way, which is a perfect fit with Redan’s Fun To Learn philosophy.”

Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President, Worldwide Publishing for Sesame Workshop said, “We are very gratified to work with Redan Publishing to offer a Sesame Street stand-alone magazine on newsstand and via direct subscription for the first time in more than 12 years. The vast array of fun learning activities will give children an opportunity to interact and learn along with their favorite characters in new ways.

Sesame Street becomes part of the highly successful Fun To Learn family of magazines published by Redan Publishing, Inc. whose existing titles include:  Thomas& Friends, Fun To Learn Friends, Scooby Doo, Strawberry Shortcake and Sparkle World. 

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the landmark television program that reaches millions of children every day in more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential. Delivered through a variety of platforms, Sesame Workshop develops research-based content – including television programs, books, games, mobile apps and community engagement initiatives – that supports early childhood learning, helps prepare children for school, and addresses developmental needs. The Workshop’s programs are tailored to the needs of specific regions and focus on topics that help young children and families develop critical skills for lifelong learning. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.

About Redan Publishing, Inc.
Redan Publishing, Inc. is a leading publisher of children’s magazines in North America. In addition to Sesame Street magazine Redan also publishes Scooby Doo magazine, Strawberry Shortcake magazine, Sparkle World magazine, Thomas & Friends magazine and Fun To Learn Friends magazine. For more information visit us at www.redan.com.

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For further information, visuals and interviews please contact:
Emily Bell at the Redan Press Office, Tel: +44 174 336 4433  email: emily@redan.com
Jodi Lefkowitz at Sesame Workshop, Tel +1 212 875 6497 email: jodi.lefkowitz@sesame.org