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Highlights High Five May 2020

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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.
$8.54(Incl. tax)
$56.94(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
water play

Why is water so appealing to young children? Is it the act of splashing? The fact that it’s everywhere—for drinking, in the bath, at the bottom of a slide after a rainy day? At our house, we love running through the sprinkler, stomping through puddles, and spilling water in order to wipe it up. I like to think that we’re always exploring water. In this month’s issue, “Can You Make It Float?” (pages 12–15) is a craft challenge that encourages kids to examine what it means for something to float on water. What can you make? Does it have a sail? As you and your child build and test, talk about what’s happening. Does your craft float or sink? Why do you think so? You might want to remind your child…

1 min.
run for fun

Tex and Indi and their family were walking through Golden Gate Park. “Whoa,” said Indi. “Look at all those people running.” “A bunch of them are wearing costumes,” said Tex. “What are they doing?” asked their sister, Arizona. “They’re running the Bay to Breakers race,” said Dad. “It happens every year in San Francisco.” “I can run fast,” said Indi. “Count how many seconds it takes me to get to that tree.” “One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi,” Tex counted as Indi ran. “Twenty-five seconds!” “Did you see that squirrel running next to me?” asked Indi. “He was racing too!” Next, Tex ran while Indi counted. “Twenty-five seconds,” said Indi. “It’s a tie!” “A triple tie,” said Tex. “That little squirrel was running with me too.” “Maybe next year we can all run the race,” said Mom. “Awesome!” said Arizona. “But what…

1 min.
can you make it float?

What kind of floating boat will you build? Ready Pick your materials. Bases ⋆ Containers ⋆ Lids ⋆ Craft sticks ⋆ Craft foam Adhesives ⋆ Tape ⋆ Clay ⋆ Glue Add-Ons ⋆ Paper straws ⋆ Paper ⋆ Tape ⋆ Aluminum foil Set Start building! 1 Choose. Choose a base for your boat. 2 Create. Create and add details to your base. 3 Attach. Use adhesives to attach sides, a sail, or other add-ons. 4 Test. Test your boat on the water! Does it float? Invent What did you make?…

1 min.
the dollar dilemma

Juan was so excited. His mom had given him one dollar. He showed the bill to Bebo. “One dollar!” said Bebo. “What are you going to do with it?” “No sé,” said Juan. No sé. NO seh I don’t know. They started walking down the street and saw an ice-cream truck. “You could buy an ice cream,” said Bebo. “¿Cuánto cuestan dos helados?” Juan asked the vendor. “Four dollars,” said the vendor. Juan didn’t have four dollars, so he and Bebo kept walking. ¿Cuánto cuestan dos helados? KWAN-toh KWEHSS-tahn DOHSS eh-LAH-dohss How much are two ice creams? They went into a toy store. “You could buy a ball and we could play,” suggested Bebo. “¿Cuánto cuesta esta pelota?” asked Juan. “Two dollars,” said the storekeeper. Juan sighed. ¿Cuánto cuesta esta pelota? KWAN-toh KWEHSS-tah EHS-tah peh-LOH-tah How much is this ball? The friends went back to Juan’s apartment. “What are you going to do…