Curious George, Reader Rabbit Workbooks Ignite Youngsters' Passion for Learning Math, Reading

BOSTON – The latest studies on early childhood education show that parental involvement at the youngest ages prepares children to become successful lifelong learners. Pencil-and-paper learning projects combined with online learning activities and parental involvement is the recipe for a sound early education foundation. In this light, The Learning Company, a division of global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has launched a new series of creatively designed workbooks featuring the time-honored and beloved characters Curious George and Reader Rabbit.

The series includes eight 64-page workbooks designed to help preschool to first-grade students with handwriting, early reading skills, and math concepts in the new method of educating young people today: blending traditional pencil-and-paper skill-building activities with technology to build excitement about learning.

“It’s an invigorating time to be parents and educators of young students,” said The Learning Company President Tony Bordon. “This age group is increasingly digitally savvy, and we can champion their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning by engaging both on the page and on screen. Parents, as the first educators, can help their children gain fundamental early learning skills.”

The series provides more than 200 colorful, engaging activities. Time and again, it’s been proven that children respond more eagerly to their work if they are excited by the content. Trusted characters, like Reader Rabbit and Curious George, play an important role throughout the workbooks, prompting, encouraging and keeping children on task

Each workbook can be registered online, offering a collection of free digital games in addition to a downloadable version of the book that parents can access and print at their convenience. At the completion of the workbook, children can download a special certificate to honor their good work. It’s an affirming, confidence-building experience for young learners.

According to a study published by the Harvard Family Research Project, “When parents participated in academic enrichment activities with their children outside of school for an average of less than 12 weeks, children demonstrated an equivalent of four to five months’ improvement in reading and math performance.”

The workbooks are now available on for $5.99 each:

  • Learning with Curious George: Preschool Reading
  • Learning with Curious George: Preschool Math
  • Learning with Curious George: Kindergarten Reading
  • Learning with Curious George: Kindergarten Math
  • Reader Rabbit: Let’s Learn Kindergarten Reading
  • Reader Rabbit: Let’s Learn Kindergarten Math
  • Reader Rabbit: Let’s Learn 1st Grade Reading
  • Reader Rabbit: Let’s Learn 1st Grade Math

The Learning Company
The Learning Company is a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the world's largest provider of educational products and solutions for pre-K–12 learning. The Learning Company is a recognized leader in educational software and adventure games that engage children of all ages as well as adults who have grown up solving cases with Carmen Sandiego and fording rivers along the Oregon Trail. As learning tools become increasingly adaptive and immersive, The Learning Company combines its rich heritage and proven approach with the latest technology to make learning fun for students, teachers and parents.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
With education products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company. The world's largest provider of materials for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Through curricula excellence coupled with technology innovations and professional services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning solutions. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit