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Highlights High Five

Highlights High Five 2018 Highlights High Five Welcome Issue

For beginning readers! The stories and poems, crafts and recipes, puzzles and other activities in this read-only digital version of High Five magazine set children on the path to lifelong learning. Each 36-page issue reinforces reading skills, math skills and other areas of learning, and offers activities that help build self-confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 2-6.

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United States
Highlights for Children, Inc.
$8.93(Incl. tax)
$59.59(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
sharing high five™

We’re excited that you and your child are reading Highlights High Five. As you explore the issue together, follow your child’s lead regarding where to start reading. Some days, he or she might want to start with something funny, such as “That’s Silly!™” (pages 18–19), where your child can giggle and point to and describe silly things in the illustration. Other days, your child might want to look at the pictures of Spot in “The Adventures of Spot” (page 5). Wherever your child likes to begin, we hope both of you will enjoy each new issue. We know you want to make the most of these early years. This is why Highlights High Five is based on sound educational principles and child development research. The magazine is designed to be used…

1 min.
name that goldfish

“OK, we have cat litter,” said Dad. “What else do we need from the pet store?” “This goldfish!” said Tex. “Look, Dad!” said Indi. “He’s so cute!” “Don’t you think two cats are enough pets for one family?” said Dad. “Please!” said Tex. “We’ll feed him and change the water.” “And sing to him,” said Indi. “I didn’t know goldfish liked songs,” said Dad, laughing. “But if you promise to help, I might say OK.” “We promise!” they cheered. “You picked out a great fish,” said the pet store worker. “Have you thought of a name?” “Not yet,” said Indi. At home, Cow and Charlie looked over at the fish. Then Mom helped put rainbow rocks and water into the fishbowl. “He’s so pretty,” she said. “Do you know what his name will be?” “Not yet,” said Tex. When their sister, Arizona, came home from…

1 min.
who says whoo?

“Who says whoo? Do you? Do you?” “Goats say maa. Chicks say cheep. We don’t say whoo. Go ask the sheep.” “Who says whoo? Do you? Do you?” “Sheep say baa. Hens say cluck. We don’t say whoo. Go ask the duck.” “Who says whoo? Do you? Do you?” “Ducks say quack. Frogs croak, of course. We don’t whoo. Go ask the horse.” “Who says whoo? Do you? Do you?” “Horses say neigh. Dogs say woof. Go ask the owl. He’s on the roof.” “Who says whoo? Owl, do you?” “I do say whoo. Oh yes, I do. And now I must eat. Good night! Whoo, whoo!”…

1 min.
who wants to play?

Spunky Monkey and Pepe Parrot were in the rain forest sharing a yummy coconut when Coach Perezoso arrived. He carried baseball bats and many balls. “Who wants to play baseball?” asked Coach Perezoso . “¡Yo quiero jugar!” said Pepe. “I want to play, too!” said Spunky. “We need a few more players,” said Coach Perezoso . “Will you invite some friends to join us?” Spunky and Pepe went looking for some friends. Soon they ran into Jaguar. “¿Quieres jugar béisbol?” asked Pepe. “Yes, I do!” said Jaguar, and he joined them. Then they found Anteater. “¿Quieres jugar béisbol?” asked Pepe. “Yes, I do!” said Anteater, and she and Little Anteater joined them. Six howler monkeys were resting in a tree. “¿Quieren jugar béisbol?” asked Pepe. “Yes!” they howled. The 11 friends went back to the field—but Coach Perezoso was asleep! “What do we do now?”…

1 min.
great green guacamole

Before You Begin Wash your hands. Adult: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. You Need • 1 ripe avocado • ¼ cup prepared salsa • 1 tablespoon lime juice • ½ teaspoon minced garlic • ¼ teaspoon salt • ¼ teaspoon black pepper • Fresh vegetables or tortilla chips 1. Use a spoon to scoop the avocado from the skin. Put the avocado on a cutting board. 2. Cut the avocado into small pieces using a child-safe knife or butter knife. Put the pieces into a bowl. 3. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher until slightly chunky. 4. Add salsa, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper to the avocado. Mash gently. 5. Place the guacamole in a serving bowl. Arrange with cut vegetables or tortilla chips. Large photo by iStock/baibaz; small photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc.…

1 min.
science . . . meets art

You Need • 1½ cups baking soda • Food coloring • Distilled white vinegar 1. Set a muffin tin on a baking sheet. Add ¼ cup baking soda to each muffin cup. 2. Put 10–15 drops of food coloring into each cup, one color per cup. 3. Quickly pour the vinegar into each muffin cup. Watch what happens! As baking soda and vinegar mix, they change each other and make new things. One of those new things is a gas that makes the mixture foam up with lots of little bubbles. You Need • Paint • Paintbrush • White coffee filters • Coffee stirrers or craft sticks • Medium-sized Styrofoam balls 1. Paint the coffee filter with the colors from the science experiment. Let the filter dry. 2. Paint both sides of the coffee stirrer green. Let dry. 3. Place the Styrofoam ball in the…