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Highlights High Five October 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.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Highlights for Children, Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the little things

How do you pick a pumpkin? As a kid, my family would travel to the same pumpkin patch every year. The farm had the best pumpkins and the most delicious pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies. Even though the car ride was long and involved hairpin turns, we wouldn’t go anywhere else. This trip was a key part of our fall adventures. Because of the pandemic, Halloween will likely look different this year. Parents and communities across the country will be grappling with how to safely celebrate. But, as you know, Halloween isn’t about a single night. In this issue, we have activities for your family that lean into the preparation and anticipation of the holiday. Grab a squeeze bottle for “Paint a Pumpkin” (pages 34–35), a no-fail and delightful way to decorate a pumpkin.…

1 min.
doggy dress-up

It was the day of the dog costume parade at Tex and Indi’s parents’ grocery store. “Welcome,” said Dad. “We have hot chocolate and pumpkin cookies for everybody.” “And we have doggy treats for your wonderfully dressed-up pups,” said Mom. “Apollo had a superhero cape,” said Jayden. “But it ripped off on our way over.” “That’s too bad,” said Indi. “Maybe we could help make him a new costume,” suggested Tex. “Thanks,” said Jayden. “But I don’t think there’s time.” While they were talking, a collie, a Chihuahua, and Apollo decided to play. They raced around and then crashed into the flour display! Bags of flour fell from the display and tore open. A flour-covered Apollo dashed out. “I’m sorry!” said Jayden. “I’ll help clean up.” “No worries,” said Dad. “We have a broom.” “And the other good news,” Indi…

1 min.
counting to sleep

Lola Chick was in bed, but she couldn’t fall asleep. “¡No puedo dormir!” she said. Grandma Hen came to her room. “Why don’t you try counting stars?” she asked. ¡No puedo dormir! no PWEH-doh dohr-MEER I can’t sleep! Lola Chick started counting. “Una, dos, tres,” she said. She waited to fall asleep, but she couldn’t. “That was only three stars. Keep counting,” said Grandma Hen. Una, dos, tres. OO-nah DOHSS TREHSS One, two, three. “Cuatro, cinco, seis,” counted Lola Chick. Again she paused, waiting to fall asleep. But it still didn’t work. “Why don’t you try counting to ten?” asked Grandma Hen. Cuatro, cinco, seis. KWAH-troh SEEN-koh SAYSS Four, five, six. So Lola Chick continued counting. “Siete, ocho, nueve . . .” she said, dozing off. Grandma Hen peeked over at Lola Chick and smiled. “Diez. Ten is your magic number.” Siete, ocho, nueve. see-EH-teh OH-choh noo-EH-veh Seven, eight,…

1 min.
pumpkin bread

You Need Cooking spray3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda4 large eggs1½ cups sugar1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin½ cup vegetable oil½ cup applesauce1 teaspoon vanilla extract½ cup chocolate chips 1 Spray. Adult: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray two loaf pans with cooking spray. 2 Mix. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. 3 Whisk. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add sugar, pumpkin, oil, applesauce, vanilla, and chocolate chips. 4 Pour. Mix wet and dry ingredients in the large bowl. Pour the batter into the pans. Adult: Bake 50–55 minutes.…

1 min.
your high five !

Help Sam find his lost acorn. Look for the hidden “Smiling H” on the front cover. Stock photo credits: Pages 16-17: iStock/Getty Images Plus/Rimma_Bondarenko; 26: Shutterstock/Breanna Peterson; 27: (top left) iStock/Getty Images Plus/dlerick, (top right) iStock/Getty Images Plus/Aleksandra Trusova, (bottom) Shutterstock/Jeanette Virginia Goh; 28: (top left) RooM/Getty Images/PriscillaChristian, (top right) Getty Images/Trine Loklindt/EyeEm, (bottom) Image Professionals GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo; 32: iStock/Getty Images Plus/voltan1; 33: iStock/Getty Images Plus/monkeybusinessimages…