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Highlights High Five October 2016

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.
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$56.86(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
putting things together

When I taught pre-K, visitors in my classroom were often surprised to see young four-year-old girls and boys at the woodworking bench, deftly handling hammers, nails, and small handsaws. They cut wood, nailed pieces together, and then added corks and other small objects. Of course, there was an adult supervising the work. But the children decided what they would make and were proud of their ability to cut the wood, pound those nails, and put things together. This month, in “Grandpa’s Gift,” the poem in My First Hidden Pictures™ Puzzle (pages 10–11), a young girl describes the tools Grandpa gave her. The toolbox was probably also an invitation to join Grandpa in his workshop. When we spend time helping the children we love learn new skills, they develop confidence in their ability…

1 min.
use your words

Indi was helping Dad rake the yard. “Look at my big pile of leaves!” she said proudly. But just then, Tex chased his soccer ball right through the leaves. Indi pushed Tex and yelled, “Hey! You just wrecked my perfect pile of leaves!” “Don’t push me!” Tex yelled, pushing her back. “Whoa!” said Dad. “Pushing and yelling leads to more pushing and yelling. You both need to stop for a moment and use your words to talk things out.” Indi took a deep breath and said, “I worked hard to rake those leaves, and you messed everything up!” “It was an accident,” said Tex. “I’m sorry. May I help you rake the leaves back into a great big pile?” “OK,” said Indi. “And I’m sorry I pushed you.” Dad said, “With Tex’s help, we’ll clean up these leaves…

1 min.
on treat street

Five little ghosts with sheets of moonlight white go searching for some treats on a cold October night. Four tiny witches riding on their brooms fly from place to place with tricky zips and zooms. Three bony skeletons wobble down the street, searching all around for something sweet to eat. Two purple creatures drop by from outer space. When they see all the goodies, they say, “We love this place!” One pony-riding cowboy gallops ’cross the floor. He tips his hat, says “Thank you, ma’am!”— then leaves to round up more. It’s getting late and pretty soon the creatures disappear. But they’ll be back to Treat Street on Halloween next year.…

1 min.
best friends

It was a very hot day in the rain forest. “Spunky, tengo calor,” said Pepe. “I’m hot, too,” said Spunky. “Let’s swim in the river.” They both jumped into the water and swam. The water was nice and cool. About 10 minutes later, Pepe started shivering. “Spunky, tengo frío,” said Pepe. “I’m cold, too,” said Spunky. “Let’s sit under that banana tree.” They got out of the water and sat by the tree. It was nice and warm there. But then, Pepe started rubbing his tummy. “Spunky, tengo hambre,” he said. “I’m hungry, too,” said Spunky. He climbed the banana tree and picked a few bananas. Pepe and Spunky ate the bananas. When they finished, Pepe said, “Ya no tengo hambre.” “I’m not hungry, either,” said Spunky. Pepe looked over at his friend and said, “Spunky, eres mi mejor…

1 min.
bedtime in the barnyard

Hush, little calf, don’t moo, moo, moo. Back to the barn. Bedtime for you. Hush, little colt, don’t neigh, neigh, neigh. Come settle down in the clean, fresh hay. Hush, little lamb, don’t baa, baa, baa. Snuggle in now with your mama. Hush, little kitten, don’t mew, mew, mew. Cuddle up close. Come here now, you. Hush, little chick, don’t peep, peep, peep. Scoot to your coop and go to sleep. Hush, Mr. Rooster, please don’t crow. Take a snooze in the soft moonglow. Sweet dreams, barnyard. Good night, sleep tight. We’ll see you tomorrow in the morning light.…

1 min.
“yogurt cup” cake

You Need • 5.3- or 6-ounce cup plain Greek yogurt• 2 “yogurt cups” flour• 1 “yogurt cup” vegetable oil• 2 eggs• 1½ “yogurt cups” sugar• 1½ teaspoons baking powder• 1 teaspoon baking soda• 1 teaspoon vanilla• Pinch of salt• Powdered sugar Before You Begin Adult: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch-round cake pan, or line the bottom with parchment paper. Adult: Bake for 35–40 minutes until it’s golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean. 1. Put the yogurt into a bowl. Rinse and dry the cup. Use it as your measuring cup. 2. Add the next eight ingredients. Stir until the batter is mixed. 3. Let cool. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into slices and serve with fresh fruit. Photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc.…