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Highlights High Five September 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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Highlights for Children, Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
supporting curiosity

Why and what if start some important questions that we hear a lot from young children. This month, the activity “Which Is Heavier?” (pages 30–31) can help you build on your child’s innate curiosity. Before you get started, encourage your child to guess which will be lighter or heavier. Next, test the objects, and then explain the outcome. This will help strengthen his or her critical-thinking and reasoning skills. If you have a moment, let us know what objects you and your child weighed.…

1 min.
a visit to the dentist

“Why can’t we see our old dentist?” asked Indi. “He was nice.” “He moved away, but your dad and I think you’ll like Dr. Brooks. She’s nice too,” said Mom. “Welcome,” said the dentist. “I’m Dr. Brooks. You can follow me.” “Tex, you can go first. I brush and floss every day,” said Indi. “Dr. Brooks, you don’t need to look in my mouth.” “I’ll go,” said Tex. “Indi, would you like to help?” asked Dr. Brooks. “You can push the button that makes the chair go up and down.” “Whee! This is a fun ride,” said Tex. “OK, Tex. Now I’m looking to make sure your gums and teeth are healthy,” said Dr. Brooks. After a few minutes, she said, “There. We’re all done.” “That was fast,” said Tex. Then Dr. Brooks used a toy alligator named Smiley…

1 min.
davy gravy starts school

It was Davy Gravy’s first day at school. He learned how to write his name on the chalkboard. He learned to wipe cat food off his whiskers after lunch, and he learned to purr when he said “thank you.” That afternoon, Davy Gravy told his mother all about his first day of school and what he had learned. Mrs. Gravy was proud of her son. “You have learned so much today!” she said. “Yes, I have,” said Davy Gravy. “I even know how to speak another language.” Mrs. Gravy clasped her paws. “Another language? Wow, Davy! Will you please say something to me?” Davy Gravy stood tall. His whiskers twitched with pride. He said, “Quack! Quack! Quack!”…

1 min.
packing for a trip

Spunky Monkey was going on a trip to visit his alpaca friends. They lived in a cold place, so Spunky had to think about what he would take on his trip. His friend Pepe was helping him pack. “Necesitas un gorro,” said Pepe, giving Spunky a hat. “Thank you,” said Spunky. “Necesitas un abrigo,” he said, giving him a coat. “I love this coat,” said Spunky. “It has many colors.” “Necesitas una bufanda,” said Pepe, holding up a scarf. “Thank you,” said Spunky. Spunky put the hat, coat, and scarf into his backpack. Then he looked at his friend. “Do you know what else I need?” “No,” said Pepe. “I need my friend!” said Spunky. “Would you like to come on my trip with me? You would have fun with my friends, and they would…

1 min.
school friends

Theo rides in a car to school. Maya and Pete take the bus. Jordan walks. (She lives down the block.) And I ride my bike. First we all hang up our coats and get ready to start the day. Maya and Theo build with blocks. Pete talks to Miss B about trees. Jordan asks if I want to draw. And I say yes! Then we all sit on the big round rug and sing the morning song. Theo has a ham sandwich for lunch. Pete and Jordan can’t ever eat nuts. Maya and I drink milk through straws. And I spill some drops. Then we all clean up our food and our cups, and Miss B says, “Time to rest.” Later, Theo’s daddy pulls up with the car. Maya and Pete wave good-bye from the bus. Jordan’s aunt…

1 min.
which is heavier?

You Need • Hole punch • Two paper or plastic cups • Two chenille stems • Plastic hanger with notches or hooks • Objects to weigh 1. Use a hole punch to make a hole about 1 inch from the top on both sides of each cup. 2. To make a handle, put one end of a chenille stem through a hole and twist together. Repeat on the other side of the cup. 3. Hang a cup in the notch on each side of the hanger. 4. Place the hanger on a doorknob. Put an object into each cup.…