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Highlights High Five April 2019

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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Highlights for Children, Inc.
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
play with your words

The language in this month’s story “Mouse’s Adventure” (pages 20–23) reminds me of Edward Lear’s alphabet rhymes. “Mouse’s Adventure” begins “eensy-weensy-teensy mouse” and continues with “slinky-sleeky-sneaky cat.” In Lear’s nonsense alphabet, “E was once a little eel—eely, weely, peely, eely, twirly, tweedy little eel!” How can you not say these silly words aloud? What a delight it is to explore how it feels to say certain words. This kind of wordplay also has a literacy benefit. It helps children learn about different sounds in words, thereby building children’s preliteracy skills. Have fun being an eader-weader reader this month! Sincerely, We love to hear from you! eds@highlights.com…

1 min.
the tallest tall tale

“Look at my new book!” said Tex. “Paul Bunyan,” said Gran. “I love tall tales.” “What’s a tall tale?” asked Indi. “A story about someone who is bigger, faster, or stronger than a real person can be,” said Gran. “They say Paul Bunyan was so big and strong, he could blow out a forest fire with one sneeze,” said Gran. “And his blue ox, Babe, was so gigantic that people dried their laundry on his horns.” “That isn’t true!” said Tex. “Tall tales stretch the truth,” said Poppy. “That’s what makes them fun.” “Once there was a girl named Indi who jumped so high, she landed on the moon!” said Gran. “And her brother, Tex, was so fast, he could outrun a sports car!” said Indi. “And their kitty Charlie was so big, he gave rides to all the…

1 min.
the trouble with tacos

Every Tuesday, the school serves tacos for lunch. Eddie really doesn’t like Taco Tuesdays. It always ends with a splat on his shorts, a splotch on his pants, or a splurt on the floor. It’s messy. It’s frustrating. And today, it’s Tuesday. Everyone else knows how to eat tacos with no mess. “Bend your neck, like this,” Sylvia tells him. “I can’t,” Eddie answers. “Try your soft taco,” Martin suggests. Eddie rolls one up. Too mushy. Eddie believes his tacos should crunch. “Your taco’s too full,” Izzy declares. “Take out the vegetables.” Eddie tries it. This might work. His taco isn’t too full. No splat, splotch, or splurt. He takes one bite and then stops. Eddie misses the tomatoes and lettuce. “Leave out the meat. Just fill it with veggies and guacamole,” Peter mumbles, mouth full. Eddie tries it. The insides squirt out. Eddie…

1 min.
we’ve learned so much

Bebo and Juan were walking in Central Park when Bebo pointed to a mom and her baby. “¡Mira ese bebé!” said Juan. The friends watched as the baby took a step, wobbled, and fell down. Her mom helped her get up, and the baby tried again. “She’s learning how to walk,” said Bebo. “She has so many things to learn! When we were babies, we couldn’t do things that we can do now.” “Sí,” said Juan, showing Bebo his book. “Ahora yo puedo leer.” “I can read too. Look, that sign says ‘Playground.’ Let’s go!” said Bebo. When they arrived, they played hopscotch. “Ahora yo puedo saltar,” said Juan. “I can jump and skip too!” said Bebo, skipping after Juan. “Ahora yo puedo escuchar,” said Juan when he heard a familiar sound. “I can listen too,” said Bebo. “I hear…

1 min.
build your own tacos

Before You Begin Wash your hands. You Need • 8 hard taco shells, baked according to box• 2 cups cold leftover chicken• 2 teaspoons taco seasoning• 2 small tomatoes• ½ head of lettuce Toppings • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese• ½ cup salsa• ½ cup sour cream• ½ cup guacamole 1. Shred the cold chicken with your fingers and place in a microwave-safe bowl. 2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken. Stir. Adult: Microwave the chicken until warm. For veggie tacos, use black beans or roasted sweet potatoes. 3. Use a plastic serrated knife to chop the tomatoes. 4. Tear the lettuce into small pieces. 5. Put the toppings into separate serving bowls.…