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Highlights High Five June 2018

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.
$8.93(Incl. tax)
$59.59(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
take me out to the ball game

“Let’s hold hands so we stick together,” said Dad, looking for their seats in the giant baseball stadium. “We’re really high up,” said Tex. “The players are so far away, they’re hard to see!” “If you look at that huge TV screen, you can see everything,” said Arizona. After they sat down, a man selling hot dogs walked by. Mom bought everyone a hot dog. As the teams started playing, Dad groaned. “What happened?” asked Indi. “Our batter struck out,” said Dad. In the middle of the seventh inning, everyone stood up. Then the team’s mascot, a furry seal, helped the audience sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Then the game started again. A few minutes later, everybody cheered, and a foghorn made a loud sound. “Now what happened?” asked Tex. “Our team hit a home run!” Mom grinned. “I…

1 min.
boats and planes everywhere

Bebo and Juan were strolling by the river in New York City. They looked around. “¡Mira, un barco de vela!” said Juan. “I love sailboats! They can move with the wind,” said Bebo, opening his arms and feeling the wind on his face. “¡Mira, un yate!” said Juan, pointing at a boat gliding down the river. “That yacht is going so smoothly,” said Bebo, and he moved his hand like a boat skimming the waves. “¡Mira, un helicóptero!” said Juan. “The blades on a helicopter move fast,” said Bebo. He moved in a circle like the blades of a helicopter until he got a little dizzy. “¡Mira, un avión!” said Juan, pointing at an airplane. “I wonder where that plane is going,” said Bebo, holding his arms like the wings of an airplane. As they turned to walk home,…

1 min.
wildlife rehabilitator

Debra Corrigan has an important job. She takes care of injured animals until they can go back into the wild. She is a wildlife rehabilitator. This woodpecker flew into a window and couldn’t walk. Debra helps him get stronger. At Debra’s house, you might meet a skunk, an opossum, a woodpecker, rabbits, or other animals. This baby skunk lost its mother. Soon it will be big enough to live on its own in the woods. These animals were all injured or separated from their mothers. Debra’s job keeps her busy. Each morning and evening, Debra feeds all the animals. She spends lots of time preparing food and cleaning up. There are always many chores to do, but to Debra, it’s worth it!…

1 min.
mini blueberry pies

You Need • 1 package of 6 mini graham cracker pie crusts • 1 teaspoon flour • 1 tablespoon brown sugar • 1 tablespoon orange juice • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries Topping • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats • 2 tablespoons flour • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon • 1 tablespoon melted butter Before You Be g in Wash your hands. Adult: Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. 1. Place pie crusts on a baking sheet. 2. Combine 1 teaspoon flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and orange juice. Mix until flour is dissolved. 3. Add in blueberries. Stir to coat well. 4. Spoon the blueberry mixture into the pie crusts. 5. Mix the topping ingredients together in a small bowl. 6. Put a spoonful of topping onto each mini pie. 7. Adult: Bake the mini pies for 20–25 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Cool for…

1 min.
bird café lisa glover art by lacoste

• Scissors • Shallow plastic container with lid • 2 sheets of 8½-inchby-5½-inch craft foam • Tape • Hole punch • 3-foot-long piece of yarn • Birdseed Before You Be g in Adult: Cut the rim off the plastic container. . Cut a rectangular window in the middle of a sheet of craft foam. . Wrap around the container. Tape the foam in place. . Wrap the top of the craft foam around the lid. Tape it in place. 1 inch from the side. Repeat on the other side. Adult: Make a loop knot in the yarn about 6 inches from the top of the yarn. 6. Fold the other piece of craft foam in half to make the roof. Tape it to the bird feeder. Fill the plastic container with birdseed and hang it in a tree.…