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Highlights High Five

Highlights High Five May 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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United States
Highlights for Children, Inc.
$9.37(Incl. tax)
$62.55(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
puzzles for everyone

Starting in infancy, puzzles and games capture children’s interest and attention. Great games can also grow with a child. I played anagrams and Hearts as a young girl, and those games are just as fun to play now as they were then. The puzzles in Highlights High Five are created so that readers can experience successes and challenges. In the Look and Look Again puzzle, younger children will find success by identifying things that are the same between the two photos or illustrations. Older children will be able to find the differences as well as the similarities. So if you and your child did part of one puzzle, try revisiting it later. It may be just as fun the second time! Sincerely,…

1 min.
sharing books

“Welcome to your local library,” said Mr. Watkins. “Who wants to take home a book today?” “Oh no,” said Kate. “I didn’t bring any money.” “No worries! You don’t need money because the books are free,” Mr. Watkins said. “You check out books with your library card. Then you take good care of the books and bring them back for others to read.” “I’m interested in trucks,” said Indi. “I know just the book,” said Mr. Watkins. “How does Wheels look?” “Great!” said Indi. “I like rhyming stories and animals,” said Tex. “Hmm.” Mr. Watkins thought. “How about Can You Make a Giraffe Laugh? Or I’ll See You in the Zoo?” The kindergartners used their very own library cards to check out their books. “I can’t believe we get to keep these books for three whole weeks!” said Eli. After…

1 min.
bats under the bridge

Mexican free-tailed batshangunderneath the bridgeand waitpast eightfor sunset to come. People in Austingatheron top of the bridgeand waitpast eightfor sunset to come. When skies start to gloworange, pink, and yellow Mexican free-tailed batsleavefrom under the bridgeand flyup highlooking for insects. Children watch the batssoarabove the bridge.“Hooray!”they sayfor sunset has comeand the bats are on their way! Bat photo by Johner Images/Alamy Stock PhotoBridge photo by Arco Images GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo. Photos: Michael Ventura/Alamy Stock Photo; Aigars Reinholds/Alamy Stock Photo; iStock/Getty Images Plus/jansuckoPhotos: National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy Stock Photo; E+/Getty Images/GaryAlvis; iStock/Getty Images Plus/pporicook…

1 min.
hello, flopsy and mopsy

Sometimes I spend the afternoon down the street with Ms. Wood. She has two pet bunnies, named Flopsy and Mopsy, just like Peter Rabbit’s sisters! They usually live in their hutch outside, but when I come over, Ms. Wood takes them inside. They are called lop-eared rabbits because of their floppy ears. First, they hop around the house, exploring and sniffing. Mopsy likes to jump into things. Flopsy hides for a while, but she always comes back out. Next, I give them some kale, which is their favorite food. Flopsy eats fast, and the big leaf disappears like a magic trick! Mopsy eats slower, but she finishes every bit. Then Ms. Wood gives me the special bunny blanket. “Here, Flopsy. Here, Mopsy!” I call quietly. I have to be patient. It’s worth it when first Mopsy, then Flopsy…

1 min.
it’s laundry day

Grandma Hen carried a basket of wet clothes to the yard. “¡Yo quiero ayudar!” said Chica-Chick. “Thank you, Chica-Chick. That’s so nice of you,” said Grandma Hen. “Why don’t you pass me the clothes and I’ll hang them.” Chica-Chick pulled out a green T-shirt. “Una camiseta verde,” she said, passing it to Grandma Hen. Chica-Chick grabbed a blue blouse. “Una blusa azul,” she said. Grandma Hen hung the blouse on the line. “Dos calcetines rojos,” said Chica-Chick, and she handed two red socks to Grandma Hen. Then Chica-Chick ran to the end of the clothesline. “¡ Una Chica-Chick amarilla!” she said. “And one yellow Chica-Chick!” said Grandma Hen. ¡Yo quiero ayudar! yoh key-EH-roh ah-you-DAHR I want to help! Una camiseta verde. OO-nah kah-mee-SEH-tah BEHR-deh A green T-shirt. Una blusa azul. OO-nah BLOO-sah ah-SOOL A blue blouse. Dos calcetines rojos. DOHS kahl-seh-TEE-nehs ROH-hohss Two red socks. ¡Una Chica-Chick amarilla! OO-nah…

1 min.
mini berry trifles

You Need • 1 pint each blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, washed• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar• 1 box instant lemon pudding mix• 2 cups milk• ½ cup heavy whipping cream• ½ teaspoon confectioners’ sugar• 1/8 teaspoon almond extract• 1 loaf prepared pound cake 1 Put berries in a large bowl and sprinkle granulated sugar on top. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 2 Pour pudding mix and milk into a large container with a lid. Close the container and shake, shake, shake! Chill until ready to use. 3 To make whipped cream, put the cream, confectioners’ sugar, and extract into another jar with a lid. Close and shake until thick, about 3 minutes. 4 Cut pound cake into slices. 5 Layer pound cake, berries, and pudding. Top each trifle with whipped cream and more berries. YUMMY! For the…