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Highlights High Five

Highlights High Five June 2017

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.
good-bye and hello

For the past 10 years, it’s been my privilege to work with an amazing team to create each issue of Highlights High Five™. And it’s been gratifying to write to you in this little corner of the magazine and to hear from many of you. Your suggestions have helped us make High Five better. And the stories and photos you’ve sent of your children enjoying our magazine have been a constant source of encouragement for all of us. Now, as I say good-bye, I want you to know that High Five will be in very good hands! For the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kathleen on High Five. She has brought many delightful and engaging poems, stories, puzzles, and activities to these pages. As we move…

1 min.
how to celebtrate a birthday

As they walked to Kate’s house, they thought of things to do. “You could have a costume party, and we could all dress up like animals,” Indi told Kate. “Or you could get a giant bouncy house that bounces kids way up into the sky,” said Tex. They thought of more fun ideas as they walked home. When they got to Kate’s house, Tex said, “Too bad we don’t have a swimming pool to cool off in.” “But look!” Indi pointed. “There’s a sprinkler we can run through!” Kate thought for a moment. “That’s it!” she said. Kate’s birthday party was super fun, with ice cream, fruit pops, and party games. Everyone wore swimsuits and ran in and out of the sprinkler. “Thanks for helping me think of the perfect party,” said Kate. “Sure. Thanks for having…

1 min.
hunting for treasures

It was a beautiful day for a treasure hunt. Maddie’s dad took Maddie and her friends to the park to see what they could find. Sam was the first to spot something—a shiny orange rock. “Look what I found!” He showed it to Maddie. “It sparkles!” said Maddie. “I hope I find something good.” Sam put down the rock. “You will.” “Look at this feather!” Josh yelled from beside a tree. Maddie ran over and said, “It’s from a blue jay. I see blue jays in my yard. I hope I find something good.” Josh let the feather float to the ground. “You will.” Lyla was treasure hunting by some bushes. “Look, Maddie. This stick looks like a lizard.” Maddie laughed. “I hope I find something good.” “You will,” said Lyla, tossing the stick. Maddie…

1 min.
ready for the beach

It was a hot day, so Bebo and Juan were going to the beach. Bebo had a towel, a small bag, and a beach umbrella. He waited for his friend at the subway. When Juan arrived, he was carrying a big backpack. “Are you ready?” asked Bebo. “¡Sí!” said Juan. “Did you bring a towel?” asked Bebo. “¡Uy, no! ¡Un momento!” said Juan. He flew to his apartment. He came back a few minutes later and said, “Tengo una toalla.” “Did you bring a hat?” asked Bebo. “¡Uy, no! ¡Un momento!” said Juan. He flew to his apartment. He returned a few minutes later. “¡Tengo una gorra!” Juan and Bebo hopped on the subway. When they arrived at Coney Island, Bebo put his towel on the sand. Then he opened his umbrella. “Vamos al agua,” said Juan. Bebo looked…

1 min.

We’re ready to go. What about Bessie? Her insides need care. Her outside looks messy. Soap and water will clean off the dirt. Watch Bessie sparkle as she says, “Squirt, squirt.” Tires need air. Pa adds just enough. And while they grow fatter, she says, “Puff, puff.” He pours in gas till she gives a burp. As the tank fills, Bessie says, “Slurp, slurp.” Peek at the engine. Check each spark plug. Give Bessie oil. Hear her say, “Glug, glug.” We jump into Bessie quick as can be. Click our seat belts and Pa turns the key. Off we go on this beautiful day. We wave good-bye as we hear Bessie say, “Squirt, squirt. Puff, puff. Slurp, slurp. Glug, glug.” “Chugga . . . chug Chugga-chug Chugga-chug-chug-chug!”…

1 min.
dip in!

You Need • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley • 1 tablespoon fresh chives or 1 teaspoon dried chives • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise • ¼ teaspoon dried dill • ¹/8 teaspoon salt • Dash black pepper • Dash garlic powder Before You Begin Adult: Wash and chop the fresh parsley and chives. 1. Put the sour cream and mayonnaise into a medium-sized bowl. Mix with a fork until smooth. 2. Add the parsley, chives, dill, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 3. Serve with cut vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc.…