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Highlights High Five August 2018

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.
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
staying cool

During the hottest days of summer, it’s nice to find a cool spot. In the story “Eli Cools Off” (pages 26–30), Eli tries to escape the heat, but nothing works—until something unexpected happens. In this issue, you’ll find other cooling activities and ideas. Your child might delight in the colorful water park in the Look and Look Again puzzle (pages 24–25), or perhaps the cold-pasta recipe looks good. What does your family do to stay cool in the summer? Sincerely,…

1 min.
tex and indi ride the subway

Tex and Indi were about to ride on the subway for the very first time. “We’re here in San Francisco,” said Dad, pointing at a big map. “And we want to go here in Oakland.” Tex and Indi helped put money into the ticket machine. Then they held their cards next to the scanner and walked through the fare gate. They walked downstairs and waited on a platform. “Here it comes!” said Tex. The doors whooshed open and everyone hopped on. “It’s crowded,” said Indi, “but here are some seats.” “These seats are for older people or people with disabilities,” said Dad. “Instead, we can hang on to this pole and ride standing up.” The twins and Dad held tightly to the metal pole. “Wow,” said Tex. “I feel like I’m surfing.” “Look,” said Indi, pointing to the window. “It’s…

1 min.
fish’s lucky day

Moose was walking through the woods. He saw a man sitting on a log holding a stick with a string on it. The string was in the creek. Suddenly, the man jerked the stick. A fish was on the end of the string. The man put the fish into a bag and the string back into the creek. Then the man saw Moose. “YOW!” he yelled. The man grabbed his bag and ran off. Moose picked up the stick. There was another fish on the end of the string. Moose took the fish off. He looked at the fish for a minute. Then he put the fish back into the creek. “Why did you throw me back?” asked the fish. “I remembered something,” said Moose. “Moose don’t eat fish.”…

1 min.
where is mary?

Meet Doña Rosa! She lives in Miami and, like many of her friends, she speaks Spanish AND English. Doña Rosa was reading a book when she received a phone call from her friend Mary. “Would you like to come over for tea?” asked Mary. “Sí, gracias,” said Doña Rosa. She loved visiting her friends. When she arrived at Mary’s house, on the door was a note that said “COME IN.” Doña Rosa opened the door and looked for Mary. “Mary, ¿estás en la sala?” she asked. But Mary wasn’t in the living room. Doña Rosa went to the kitchen. “Mary, ¿estás en la cocina?” she asked. But Mary wasn’t there either. Doña Rosa walked down the hall toward the bedroom. “Mary, ¿estás en la habitación?” she asked. There was no sound from the bedroom. She went to the back door.…

1 min.
eli cools off

“I’m so hot,” Eli says as he fans himself with a big breadfruit leaf. “I can’t get cool, Mama.” “Drink some fresh coconut juice, Eli.” He drinks the juice but says, “I’m still hot, Mama.” “Wet your hands and face at the faucet, Eli.” He does that and says, “I’m still hot, Mama.” “Go with big sister and put your feet in the pond.” He does that and says, “I’m still hot, Mama.” He fans some more. Suddenly, the bright sun disappears. There’s a plip-plop on their porch roof. Then big drops fall, drip-drop, drip-drop. Eli shouts, “Yippee! Rain!” He runs outside, arms out like airplane wings. He zooms around and around in the rain until he’s wet from head to toe. Says Eli, “Now I’m nice and cool, Mama.”…

1 min.
cold peanutty pasta

You Need • 8 ounces spaghetti or linguine pasta• ½ cup chunky peanut butter• 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger• 2 tablespoons soy sauce• 1 tablespoon sesame oil• 1 teaspoon sugar• 1 small cucumber, peeled• ½ cup peanuts, chopped (You can substitute tahini for the peanut butter, and canola oil for the sesame oil.) Before You Begin Wash your hands. Adult: Cook pasta according to the directions on the box. Save the water from the cooked pasta. Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water. 1. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, tahini, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water from the cooked pasta. Add more pasta water if the sauce seems too thick. 2. Add the pasta to the sauce. Mix gently until it…