Nelson and Disney Learning Collaborate to Inspire a Love of Learning in Canada

TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - NELSON, Canada's leading educational publisher, announced today the expansion of their learn-at-home series with a new multi-year deal with Disney Learning. The engaging line of consumer retail products will complement NELSON's recent launch of their home learning portfolio. The collection blends NELSON's trusted educational content taught in Canadian schools with beloved Disney characters, to create helpful resources for parents eager to extend classroom learning at home. The retail launch is the next step in NELSON's strategy to provide quality learning content for the consumer market.

For over 100 years, NELSON resources have been developed with a deep understanding of children's learning needs and the curriculum taught in Canadian classrooms. NELSON's Disney Learning products will bridge the gap between the classroom and home learning, providing parents with trusted educational tools to boost their child's confidence by reinforcing their understanding of critical concepts.

"With so many educational products available in the market, it's hard for parents to know which brands to trust," said Steve Brown, NELSON President and CEO. "Our collaboration with Disney Learning will provide parents with captivating content from two companies who are world-class leaders in children's learning and entertainment. The product line also provides useful tools, like stickers and certificates for parents to motivate and empower their children outside of the classroom."

"Disney stories resonate deeply with parents and children and the stories can be an impactful tool when used in educational products," said Andrew Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Publishing and Digital Media at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. "Collaborating with NELSON reinforces our belief that learning is a lifelong journey and highlights the importance of quality storytelling in that journey."

Disney Learning, a global brand under Disney Publishing Worldwide, is making its introduction into the Canadian market through the product collaboration with NELSON. Developed specifically for the Canadian market and to support the Canadian curriculum, the co-branded product series reinforces shapes, letters, numbers and colours to support early learning, and reading, writing and math for older children. NELSON's overall home learning portfolio, including the Disney Learning series, will continue to expand throughout 2017.

NELSON's Disney Learning products are currently available for purchase at https://store.nelson.com/brands/Disney-Learning.html and will soon be in select retail stores across Canada.

About NELSON:
NELSON is Canada's largest and leading educational publisher. NELSON believes in the evolution of life-long education and dedicates its business efforts to the creation of quality, innovative solutions that support the needs of every student, teacher and instructor to empower learning success. For more information about NELSON, please visit us at nelson.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide:
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books and magazines both vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure. As a leader in digital products, DPW creates best-selling eBook titles and best-in-class original apps. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning, which includes Disney English and other Disney-themed learning products. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines and digital products in 68 countries in more than 45 languages.

SOURCE Nelson

For further information: For media inquiries please contact: NATIONAL Public Relations, Talya Macedo, Consultant, Marketing Communications, 416 848 1383, tmacedo@national.ca; NELSON, Justine E. Rae, Vice President Marketing, 416 752 9100 ext 6305, justine.rae@nelson.com; Disney Learning / Disney Publishing Worldwide, Bahareh Ramin, Director, Communications, 310 779 3031, Bahareh.ramin@disney.com

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