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Highlights for ChildrenHighlights for Children

Highlights for Children

January 2020

The experts at Highlights know how to keep kids motivated while they learn. Filled with fiction, nonfiction, Hidden Pictures®, skill-building puzzles, science experiments and more, this read-only digital version of Highlights magazine strengthens reading abilities, promotes creativity, sharpens thinking skills, and helps build confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 6-12.

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Highlights for Children, Inc.
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12 Issues


1 min.
fun this month

What’s Your Silly Superhero Name? CHOOSE YOUR BIRTH MONTH. JANUARY: The Great FEBRUARY: Captain MARCH: The Amazing APRIL: Doctor MAY: The Fantastic JUNE: Professor JULY: The Flying AUGUST: Commander SEPTEMBER: The Unstoppable OCTOBER: Agent NOVEMBER: The Invisible DECEMBER: The Mysterious THEN CHOOSE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME. A: Guinea Pig B: Green Bean C: Cheese Stick D: Marshmallow E : Hullabaloo F : Sandwich G: Spinach H: Jelly Bean I : Sock J: Broccoli K: Kerfuffle L: Puppy M: Walrus N: Cactus O: Armadillo P: Malarkey Q: Pinecone R: Platypus S: Kitten T: Waffle U: Shenanigan V: Scrambled Egg W: Sloth X: Gecko Y: Guacamole Z: Flapjack Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 10 pictures at another place in this magazine? Stuck in a Reading Rut? Switch it up! Try a comic book or graphic novel. Or read aloud with others. Do character voices! Dragon Rows What do the dragons in each row (vertically, horizontally, and diagonally) have in common? Answers on page 38. Tongue Twister Cassie asked Ashton for cashews. Mystery Photo Answer on page…

1 min.
dreaming and doing

It’s January, and we have two great reasons to celebrate this month. On January 1, we’ll ring in a shiny new calendar year! And on January 20, we’ll honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a courageous leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Dr. King believed passionately that we are all of equal worth and that every person is deserving of respect and dignity. In his famous speech “I Have a Dream,” Dr. King reminded the nation that people should “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I love that Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is celebrated in the first month of the new year. It’s as if January gives us two chances to start anew and work toward becoming our…

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highlights for children

Editor in Chief: Christine French Cully VP,Magazine Group Editorial: Jamie Bryant Creative Director: Marie O’Neill Editor: Judy Burke Design Director: Patrick Greenish, Jr. Senior Editor: Joëlle Dujardin Associate Editors: Allison Kane, Linda K. Rose Assistant Editor: Patty Courtright Copy Editor: Joan Prevete Hyman Senior Production Artist: Dave Justice Production Assistant: Susan Shadle Erb Contributing Science Editor: Andrew Boyles CEO: Kent S. Johnson SVP, International and Global Content Licensing: Andy Shafran…

1 min.
the automatic baseball hat

If the sun is beating downwhen you’re stepping up to bat,all you need to shade your eyesis a plain old baseball hat. But what happens if it’s cloudy,and you feel a drop of rain?Do you call the game a washout?Pack your things up? What a pain! Now there’s something you can do:get an Automatic Hat!An umbrella opens up,and you’re dry in seconds flat. The umbrella folds insideonce the sensors sense the sun.And what’s more, the jet propellershelp propel you as you run! You can activate the pillowswhen you’re sliding into baseto ensure a softer landingfor your elbows, knees, and face. Plus, this hat serves lemonade.Stash your old hat in the attic!Playing ball is thirsty work.You deserve the Automatic. Get yourself the only hatthat has everything you need.Watch your stats shoot through the roof!**Results not guaranteed.…

2 min.
sharing magic

Danay Ferguson loves to read. Her parents often find her awake past her bedtime, under the covers with a f lashlight, racing to the end of a story. “If you’re reading, you can be in your own world and do almost anything you want,” she says. The Harry Potter books are her favorites. But to Danay, all books have a magic of their own. Creating Change Danay wanted to open a bookstore, so she did some research. She learned that in low-income neighborhoods, there may be only 1 book for every 300 kids, while higher-income neighborhoods average several books per household. Danay was shocked to find out that kids near her may not own books or get to visit a library. She decided that needed to change. So at age eight Danay started an organization…

1 min.
slo-mo sloth

“Slothful” means lazy, but that doesn’t describe the sloth! This treetop-dweller of Central and South America does move slowly. But that’s because its diet is mostly leaves, which contain few energy-giving calories and nutrients. A sloth’s slow movements require little energy—and also make the mammal less visible to predators who may spot quick movements. The sloth’s average speed is one foot per second.…