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Highlights High Five June 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.
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$62.55(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
math every day

Babies have an intuitive sense of numbers according to research Even before they can count, infants can tell the difference between small and large groups of items. Of course even natural skills need support to flourish In Piggies All Day pages 12 15 the number of pigs increases by one until there are 10 pigs. Whether or not your child can count them all, he or she is listening to the language of math when you read this story together. Sincerely, How do you include math in your child’s daily life?…

1 min.
thank the worms

Tex and Indi were helping Mrs. Lee, their neighbor, in her garden. “Wow, I just found a big worm,” said Indi. “Should I put it in the grass?” “No need,” said Mrs. Lee. “Happy worms mean happy gardens!” “Really?” asked Indi. “Really and truly,” said Mrs. Lee. “And do you know what makes a worm extra happy?” “A worm friend to play with?” asked Tex. “Well, yes.” Mrs. Lee laughed. “And also, food scraps.” “You can put the apples we ate earlier into the compost bin,” said Mrs. Lee. Tex and Indi tossed their apple cores inside. “The worms eat the raw fruits and veggies and dead leaves and help make compost,” Mrs. Lee explained. “Compost is dark soil that has good food for plants. It helps my flowers grow big and beautiful.” At the end of the day, Mrs. Lee…

1 min.
not the same

Callie helped her dad roll his suitcase to the door. “I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon,” Dad said. “Who will give me a bath? And read me a bedtime story? And make pancakes in the morning?” asked Callie. “Grandma will,” said Dad. “I know,” said Callie, “but it won’t be the same.” “I bet you’ll like Grandma’s ways too,” said Dad, giving Callie a squeeze. It was not the same. At bath time, Grandma used a lot of soap. But the extra bubbles made a perfect sudsy beard. At bedtime, Grandma read the book with different voices. But she read Callie’s favorite part over and over again. At breakfast, Grandma’s pancakes weren’t circles. But she let Callie add lots of blueberries to her pancakes. When Dad came home, Callie jumped into his arms. “How’d it go?” he asked. “Great! Grandma doesn’t do things the same,”…

1 min.
planning a trip

Doña Rosa and her friends Mary and Lucy were planning a vacation. “Where should we go?” asked Mary. “Let’s go to a big city,” said Lucy. “Podemos ir a la Ciudad de Nueva York,” said Doña Rosa. “New York City! What a great idea. How will we get there?” asked Mary. “We could take the bus,” said Lucy. “¿En autobús?” asked Doña Rosa. “We can take the train,” said Mary. “¿En tren?” asked Doña Rosa. Mary and Lucy looked at Doña Rosa. Why didn’t she want to take the bus or the train? “How else could we get there?” asked Mary. “Somos flamencos. ¡Podemos volar!” said Doña Rosa. “You’re right! We’re flamingos! We can fly,” said Lucy. “Great idea,” said Mary. Then the three of them packed their bags and flew to New York City. Doña Rosa DOHN-yah ROH-sah Doña Rosa Podemos ir a la Ciudad de…

1 min.
spaghetti nests

Adult: Preheat the oven to 375°F. You Need • 4 ounces spaghetti, broken in half, cooked, and drained• ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (half for sprinkling)• ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese•2/3 cup marinara sauce• vegetable-oil spray• ¼ cup cooked bacon bits or vegan-sausage crumbles 1. Mix together the spaghetti, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce in a large bowl. 2. Grease a nonstick 6-cup muffin tin with vegetable-oil spray. 3. Use tongs to evenly fill the muffin cups with the spaghetti mixture. Make a dent in the center of each cup to create the “nest.” 4. Sprinkle the bacon bits on top of the nests. 5. Add the remaining Parmesan cheese over the nests. Adult: Bake for 13–15 minutes or until set. Serve with extra sauce, if you wish.…

1 min.
tape it paint it t-shirt

You Need • White cotton T-shirt • Cardboard • Masking tape • Foam brush or sponge • Fabric paint How will you decorate your shirt? Adult: Wash and dry a T-shirt. Slip the cardboard inside the shirt and place it on a covered surface. 1. Put tape on the shirt in a design or pattern, making sure to smooth down the edges of the tape. 2. Dip the brush into the paint, and dab it on the T-shirt. Repeat until paint covers the tape design. Let dry for at least 8 hours. 3. Carefully peel off the tape to reveal the design. Photos by Jim Filipski, Guy Cali Associates, Inc.…