Thursday, September 4, 2008


This is from my ephemera collection. I love it because it is red, of course. There is not much I can resist when it involves red. When it is as cute as this illustration, how could you resist loving it? It is from a 1957 issue of Highlights magazine. The print at the top says "Which child is more free?" This was one of those open ended teaching opportunities to have a discussion with a child and have them accidentally learn something.
Do you remember playing the little games inside Highlight's magazine? My favorite game was trying to find all the differences between two pictures that seem alike but in fact weren't and also finding all the everyday objects cleverly hidden in a complicated drawn scene.
As a child I was able to read these at the dentist and doctor's offices as we didn't subscribe at our house. My kids are lucky enough that they were given a subscription as an ongoing gift. All of them enjoy it. Even as a grown up I find the games fun. This issue, was around before I was born.


~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love Highlites Magazine. I always got my kids a subscription too. We never had a subscription as kids either.
But my kids always loved them.
xoxo Nita

Carol said...

Just gorgeous blog design and products!! Keep it up!

Deb said...

Hi ~ I just landed here while out exploring the blogosphere and I couldn't believe that you had written a post about Highlights magazine. I just received a 'free' copy in the mail the other day - complete with smiley stickers - and my youngest child is now 23 years old!:) But my daughter is pregnant with twins so I will someday get them a subscription. I enjoyed my visit and now I must go figure out where to stick my stickers! :) Enjoy your day.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

My kids always went straight for the "Goofus and Gallant" page. :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

P.S. I love red too. And lately orange has been one of my favs.

simple~needs said...

i never had my own subscription either. i loved going to the dr. office for that reason! we got to look at the new copy and see what was different was also my fave too!

Joy for the Journey said...

I LOVE that phrase ~ which child is more free! The pictures are priceless - but I can't stop thinking about the phrase :)

She'sSewPretty said...

I loved those Highlight magazines too. I think I liked them more than my kids did. LOL

cinderelly said...

i loved those as a kid! but here is how OLD i am...when we got them, they were hardcover still! i kept them for a really long time and when my sister had a child, i gave them to her.