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Highlights High Five September 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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Highlights for Children, Inc.
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
how many are left?

When you regularly mark your child’s height on the wall, or you count candles on a birthday cake, or the two of you measure three cups of flour for the pancakes you’re making, you help your young child learn math. The features in High Five™ can help, too. This month, in “How Many Now?” (pages 12 to 15), the story begins with five apples on a tree. When Dad and his daughter pick two apples, your child will see that there are three apples left. When the brothers take two more and there’s only one left, how can Mom and the youngest sibling share? Mom divides that apple in half. Now the story introduces division and fractions. And when there are no apples on the tree, what are hungry deer to…

1 min.
a letter for us!

A few days before school began, Dad said, “Look! Here’s a letter from your teacher.” “Wow!” said Indi. “What does it say?” Dad opened the letter and read it aloud. “I was worried about starting school, but kindergarten sounds pretty fun,” said Tex. “Yes, and Ms. French sounds like a very nice teacher,” said Dad. “And Coco is so cute!” said Indi. The next day, the twins looked on the computer for some family pictures and Mom helped print out the photos. When the first day of school finally arrived, the twins looked at Ms. French’s letter to be sure they had everything. They filled their backpacks with an extra sweater, their lunches, and their photos. “Hooray!” said Indi. “Now we are all set for school.” “Wait!” said Tex. He ran to the kitchen and came back with…

1 min.
how many now?

Yum! Five apples in the apple tree. Here’s one for you; here’s one for me. Now how many apples do you see when you’re looking up in the apple tree? Yum! Three apples in the apple tree. Here’s one for you; here’s one for me. Now how many apples do you see when you’re looking up in the apple tree? Yum! One apple in the apple tree. Here’s half for you; here’s half for me. Now how many apples do you see when you’re looking up in the apple tree? No more apples in the apple tree. But look in the garden; what do you see? There’s lettuce and broccoli. Enough for you; enough for me.…

1 min.
use your imagination

Bebo Bear and Juan Toucan were walking down the street in New York City. They were looking for pretend animals. “I see a giraffe,” said Bebo. “¿Una jirafa? ¿Dónde?” asked Juan. “Use your imagination, Juan,” said Bebo. Juan looked and looked and then he saw a huge construction crane. “¡Veo la jirafa!” he said with a smile. They continued walking, and when they were about to cross the street, Bebo said, “I see a zebra.” “¿Una cebra? ¿Dónde?” asked Juan. “Use your imagination, Juan,” said Bebo. Just then, Juan saw the white lines painted on the street. “¡Veo la cebra!” he said. They arrived at Fifth Avenue, with all the big, fancy stores. Juan stopped and said, “¡Veo un oso!” Bebo looked and looked, but he couldn’t imagine seeing a bear anywhere. Finally, he saw his reflection in a store…

1 min.
who’s ready to ride?

It’s Kim’s birthday, and Anthony has come to the party. It’s in the park. And there’s a pony! “Who’s ready to ride?” Kim asks. Everyone lines up. Except Anthony. He is not ready. He has a tickly, tumbly feeling in his tummy. It makes him shy. Everyone rides the pony. Except Anthony. He still isn’t ready. The woman who came with the pony brings it up close. “Hi, Anthony,” she says. “I’m Meghan. The pony’s name is Brownie.” Brownie has twitchy ears, big eyes, and a long nose. “Would you like to pat Brownie?” Meghan asks. Anthony pats the pony. It feels fuzzy. “Would you like to feed Brownie?” Meghan asks. She gives Anthony a slice of apple and shows him how to hold it. Brownie takes it right out of Anthony’s hand. “Would you like to sit in…

1 min.
pick a peck of pickled veggies

You Need • 2 large seedless cucumbers• 1 medium carrot• ¾ cup rice vinegar• ¾ cup hot water• 6 tablespoons sugar• ½ teaspoon salt Before You Begin Adult: Peel the cucumbers if desired. Trim the ends, halve lengthwise, and cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices. Peel the carrot and cut into ¼-inch slices. 1. Put the vegetables in a 1-quart glass jar or other acid-proof container with a tight-fitting lid. 2. To make the brine, put the vinegar, hot water, sugar, and salt in a heat-proof bowl. 3. Stir the brine until the sugar and salt dissolve. Let it cool for 15 minutes. Then pour it into the jar. Chill the veggies in the refrigerator for at least three hours.…