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Highlights High Five March 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.
$9.37(Incl. tax)
$62.55(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome, spring

After a dark, cold winter, I’m always on the lookout for signs of spring. Sometimes early spring days start off sunny but bring snow later, just like in the poem “A Day in March” (page 4). Soon enough, though, I catch a warm breeze or spy crocuses popping up. I’m not the only one looking for flowers during this time. In the story “Jack Grants a Wish” (pages 12–15), Jack’s mom wishes the flowers in their garden would start growing. Jack uses his creativity and problem-solving skills to come up with a delightful solution that surprises Mom on her birthday. (It’s a colorful idea I might have to try!) As you and your child wait for the new season, you might recite and act out this month’s action rhyme, “I’m a Little…

1 min.
tex helps a friend

“Let’s pretend we’re animals playing in the jungle!” Ms. French said at recess. “Ribbit, ribbit,” Carley croaked. “I’m a frog, hopping over lily pads.” “Glub, glub. I’m a pufferfish,” said Jack. “I’m a sneaky snake slithering down the slide,” Indi said. She giggled as she wiggled. “Wheee!” Tex squealed, grabbing the monkey bars. “I’m a monkey, swinging through the trees!” “Look out below!” Eli called from the swings. “I’m a parrot flying in the sky!” Eli jumped off and landed hard on the ground. “Ouch!” he yelled. “I hurt my knee!” “Are you OK?” Tex asked. “It hurts to walk,” said Eli. “I’ll help you over to the bench,” said Tex. “What happened? Are you OK?” asked Ms. French. “I was a parrot flying through the jungle and I fell on my knee,” said Eli. “That’s why we say it’s not safe…

1 min.
jack grants a wish

“What’s wrong, buddy?” Jack’s mom said at breakfast. “Tomorrow’s your birthday and I don’t have a present,” said Jack. “You can give me a big hug, Jack,” said Mom. “And we can make brunch together.” After breakfast, Jack helped wash the dishes. His mom looked out the window and said, “I wish the snow would hurry up and melt. I miss our flowers.” That gave Jack an idea. When the dishes were done, he took some straws to his room. He used his crayons to draw some flowers. Then he cut them out and glued each one to a straw. The next morning, Jack woke up early. He planted his flowers just outside the kitchen window. Then he ran back inside to wake his mom. “Happy birthday, Mom!” he shouted. When they went into the kitchen, Jack’s mom…

1 min.
more than a box

Grandma Hen and Chica-Chick live in a small farming town in California. Chica-Chick loves to help her grandma. Grandma Hen received a package in the mail. “My new pot!” she exclaimed. “¡Una caja!” said Chica-Chick, looking at the big box. “Would you like to play with the box while I make dinner?” asked Grandma Hen. “Sí, gracias,” said Chica-Chick. Chica-Chick went to her room and returned to the kitchen with all her stuffed animals. She put them into the box and lifted the box into the air. “¡Mira, abuela!” she said. “Es un avión.” Grandma Hen smiled and waved to the passengers on the plane. Then Chica-Chick put the box on the floor and pushed it around. “¡Mira, abuela!” she said. “Es un tren.” Grandma Hen waved to the passengers on the train. Chica-Chick closed the flaps and turned the…

1 min.

Stairs go down, Stairs go up, Some go straight, Some go around. Stairs are narrow, Stairs are wide, Climb to the top and down you slide. Stairs are short, Stairs are tall, Some have rails so you don’t fall. Some stairs lead to friendly faces Some lead to mysterious places. If you’re going up or down, stairs are good to have around. Photos: by iStock/ftwitty, iStock/Lya_Cattel…

1 min.
colorful confetti eggs

Surprise! Gently crush the eggs over a friend’s head. You Need • Butter knife• Eggs• Small bowl• Paint or crayons• Paintbrush• Paper• Confetti• Scissors• Tissue paper• Glue 1. Use the butter knife to make a small hole in the bottom of the egg. 2. Empty the egg into a small bowl. Rinse the inside of the egg with water. Let dry. 3. Decorate the eggshells with paint or crayons. 4. Roll a piece of paper to create a funnel. Place the small end inside the hole. Pour the confetti through the funnel. 5. Cut a small piece of tissue paper. Glue it over the hole. Let dry. Photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc. Background photo by iStock/J33P3l2…