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THE LEARNING CO. FILES FOR PUBLIC OFFERING OF 1,300,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

 FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Co. (NASDAQ: LRNG) today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering of 1,300,000 shares of Common Stock, 1,200,000 of which will be offered by the company and 100,000 of which will be offered by certain of its stockholders. The offering will be managed by Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. and Robertson, Stephens & Co., L.P. The net proceeds to the company will be added to working capital for general corporate purposes.
 The Learning Co. is a leading developer of quality educational personal computer software for children and young adults for use at home and at school. The company's strategy is to use the benefits of emerging technologies to provide highly engaging, easy-to-use software products that help build core learning skills, develop knowledge and facilitate effective written communication. The subject areas and learning objectives for the company's products are developed with input from outside educational professionals, parents, children and young adults to ensure that each new product is of the highest quality and matches an identified market opportunity.
 The company's products are designed to address the core educational needs, such as reading, math, writing and problem solving, common to all children and young adults. The company currently sells 30 products comprised for 17 titles operating on one or more platforms, including IBM-compatible and Apple Macintosh personal computers. These titles include "Reader Rabbit's Ready for Letters" (age 3-5), "Reader Rabbit 1" (ages 3-6), "Reader Rabbit 2" (ages 5-8), "MetroGnomes' Music" (ages 4-7), "Math Rabbit" (ages 3-7), "Treasure Mountain!" (ages 5-9), "Treasure Cove!" (ages 5-9), "Treasure MathStorm!" (ages 5-9), "Super Solvers Midnight Rescue!" (ages 7-10), "Super Solvers OutNumbered!" (ages 7-10), "Super Solvers Spellbound!" (ages 7-12), "Think Quick!" (ages 7 & up), "Time Riders in American History" (ages 10 and up), "Ancient Empires" (ages 10 & up), "Operation Neptune" (ages 10 & up), "The Children's Writing & Publishing Center" (ages 7-14) and "The Writing Center" (ages 7-Adult).
 Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020, Telephone: 212-703-9000; or Robertson Stephens & Co., L.P., One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, Telephone: 415-781-9700.
 A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sales of these securities in any state in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
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 /CONTACT: Les Schmidt, chief financial officer, 510-792-2101 (financial contact), or Sharyn A. Fitzpatrick, 510-713-6011 (press contact), both of The Learning Co./
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