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Highlights High Five January 2021

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.
$8.53(Incl. tax)
$56.86(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome to a new year

We are happy to welcome you to another year of Highlights High Five. Our goal every month is to create a joy-filled experience for you and your child to share. We want each issue to make you smile, laugh, wonder, ask, and learn together. Each month’s issue will be brimming with possibilities. There will be stories and verse, crafts for little hands, and recipes that explore new tastes and textures. There will be puzzles for thinking, sillies for laughing, and opportunities to invent something completely new. This month, read how Tex manages his anger in “The Calm-Down Trick” (pages 6–9). His ability to overcome his irritation and then teach the trick to his sister is a great lesson for all of us. In “Noon Year” (pages 20–23), a family shares a tradition…

1 min.
the calm-down trick

“This piece goes here,” said Tex to himself as he added a brick to his structure. “And this one goes in this spot.” He carefully attached one last piece. “Arizona, come look at my building,” Tex called out. “I’ve been working on my building for so long!” Just then, Charlie and Cow, the family’s two cats, raced into Tex’s room. “Stop, kitties!” said Tex. “You’re going to knock it—” Cow chased Charlie, and the two kitties toppled Tex’s building. Arizona stuck her head in. “Can I see what you made?” she asked. “No,” said Tex. “Charlie and Cow knocked it over. I’m so mad right now!” “That’s tough,” said Arizona. “Do you want to do a snake breath with me?” “What’s that?” asked Tex. “You take a deep breath in, and then hisssss!” Tex took a deep breath in and…

1 min.
happy noon year!

It’s December 31, the last day of the year. Grown-ups celebrate New Year’s Eve, waiting for the clock to click from 11:59 p.m. to midnight. But my sister and I like to celebrate Noon Year. We meet up with our friends at the park. Mom sets an alarm on her phone. When it’s almost noon, she calls us to gather around. We count down the last ten seconds together. “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Happy Noon Year!” Then we make a lot of noise to welcome in the new year. It’s not really January 1 yet—that happens in twelve hours when we’re asleep. Tomorrow we will hang up our new calendars and start counting the twelve months all over again!…

1 min.
a little more

When Lola Chick woke up in the morning, she had a special breakfast waiting for her. “¡Panqueques!” she exclaimed. She poured a glass of milk and sat at the kitchen table. “Would you like some syrup on your pancakes?” asked Grandma Hen. “Sí, por favor,” said Lola Chick. ¡Panqueques! pahn-KEH-kehs Pancakes! Sí, por favor. SEE pohr fah-vohr Yes, please. Grandma Hen started pouring syrup on the pancakes. “Tell me when,” she said. “Un poquito más, por favor,” said Lola Chick. Grandma Hen kept pouring syrup. “Is that enough?” she asked. “Un poquito más, por favor,” said Lola Chick. Grandma Hen poured a little more. Un poquito más, por favor. oon poh-KEY-toh mahss pohr fah-vohr A little bit more, please. “¡Perfecto! Gracias,” said Lola Chick. Then she grabbed her fork and started eating. ¡Perfecto! Gracias. pehr-FEHK-toh GRAH-see-ahss Perfect! Thank you.…