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Highlights High Five

Highlights High Five June 2020

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Highlights for Children, Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

1 min.
your magazine

We are grateful for you, our readers. Whenever you write in to tell us what you think or share a photo of your children doing a craft, it means a lot to us. We make this magazine with you in mind, and we love seeing how you use it. Once in a while, the magazine even inspires people to write a feature for us. Laura Straut, who lives with her family in Florida, is one of those people. After reading “Making Syrup” (March 2019), she was inspired to write about lemon trees—something her son, a High Five reader, is familiar with. We think her story, “Our Lemon Tree” (pages 12–15), is a wonderful way to introduce readers to the lemon tree, which may grow in a different region from where they…

1 min.
kitty helpers

“I have a favor to ask,” said Arizona to Tex and Indi. “Would you do my kitty chores while I’m at camp this week?” “Sure,” said Tex. “I’ll feed Charlie and Cow and give them lots of snuggles.” “I’ll make sure they have water,” said Indi. “And I can play with them a bunch.” Tex and Indi and the kitties had an extra-busy week. “Silly Cow!” laughed Tex. “You’re supposed to eat this yummy food, not dig in the plants.” “Good one,” Indi cheered, as Charlie proudly pounced on his catnip ball. “Can you catch the feather on the end of this string?” “Thanks for being fantastic helpers!” said Arizona when she got home. “I made these friendship bracelets for you.” As she was tying one on Tex’s wrist, Cow knocked Indi’s bracelet off the table. Then…

1 min.
our lemon tree

A lemon tree is growing in our yard. Its trunk is strong and brown. Its leaves are shiny green. We are careful around the lemon tree because there are sharp thorns along its branches. In spring, the tree starts to bloom. The flowers are bright white. They smell so sweet that many insects and animals come to the tree. Bees and butterflies go from flower to flower. They spread pollen and help the blooms become fruit. Months go by. The flowers are gone. Instead, round green fruit dangles from the branches. The hardest part is being patient and waiting for the fruit to change from green to bright sunny yellow. Once the fruit is yellow, we pick it. Lemons are tart, but we like to eat them. Our lips pucker, and we laugh as…

1 min.
charm the fancy horse

One day, I was looking for a horse to ride into town. I certainly couldn’t walk; it was a long way down. So, I went to my neighbor who had horses on his farm. And with a smile, he offered his fancy horse, Charm. Charm was not like the other horses, quiet and plain. She had big fluffy curls and glitter in her mane. I tried to climb on her while she drank from the trough, but she neighed and swayed and bucked me right off. Then do you know what that fancy horse did? She stomped her hoof and hopped into the cart. She nodded at me like it was time to start. What was I to do? What was I to say? Charm clicked her tongue, and we were slowly on our way. Play a…

1 min.
doña rosa has a cold

Doña Rosa wasn’t feeling well, so she went to see the doctor. “What hurts?” asked the doctor. “Mi cabeza,” said Doña Rosa. The doctor examined Doña Rosa’s head. Mi cabeza. mee kah-BEH-sah My head. “What else hurts?” asked the doctor. “Mi garganta,” said Doña Rosa. The doctor examined Doña Rosa’s throat. Mi garganta. mee gahr-GAHN-tah My throat. Then the doctor used her stethoscope to listen to Doña Rosa’s heart and lungs. “You have a cold,” said the doctor. “Drink lots of water. Get some rest. In a few days, you will feel much better.” “Gracias, doctora,” said Doña Rosa. Gracias, doctora. GRAH-see-ahs dohk-TOH-rah Thank you, doctor. A few days later, Mary and Lucy stopped by Doña Rosa’s house. “How are you feeling today?” asked Mary. “Mucho mejor,” said Doña Rosa. “Great,” said Lucy. “There’s a new pond you need to explore with us.” “¡Vamos!” said Doña Rosa. Mucho mejor. MOO-choh meh-HOHR Much…