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Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children

Highlights Welcome Issue 2017

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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United States
Highlights for Children, Inc.
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
fun this month

Panic Before Practice Diego can’t find his baseball for practice! Can you help him find it by figuring out the phrase below using only three letters? Answer on page 38. Seeing Double A Rubin Vase is an illusion in which a person can see a vase, two faces, or both! Draw your own Rubin Vase, then see what other optical illusions you can create. Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 10 pictures at another place in this magazine? Build an Indoor Fort Mix and match the items below to make your own cozy hideaway. 1.Towel Blanket Bedsheet 2.Safety pin Hair clip Clothespin 3.Chair Cardboard box Couch 4.Sleeping bags Pillows Stuffed toys Mystery Photo Answer on page 38. Tongue Twister Fern the fairy flew to the prairie.…

1 min.
hooray! here’s your first issue!

Do you like a good story? Do you like to learn new things? Work on puzzles? Play games? Try science experiments? Do you enjoy drawing, writing, cooking, and making crafts? Do you like to read or tell a good joke, twist your tongue saying a silly sentence, laugh out loud, and just plain have fun? Highlights magazine helps you do all these things—month after month. Millions of kids read Highlights, and we’re glad you’re now one of them. Check out your first issue and let me know what you think! I can’t wait to hear from you. Your friend, Write to me! Christine@Highlights.com…

3 min.
bert and mert and the dancing shadows

“Beware of the dancing shadows!” “Mert,” said Bert, “when you mix green and red paint, what do you get?” “A mess,” said Mert. Bert and Mert were painting the living room in Mrs. Frickle’s house. They could paint only in the evening because they ran a detective agency during the day. “I have a meeting in town, so I’ll be gone for an hour,” said Mrs. Frickle. “Two Boy Scouts from across the street will be by to pick up the bowl of cookies on the table. It’s to thank them for their help around the yard.” “OK,” said Mert. Mrs. Frickle opened the door. Before walking out, she looked back at them and said, “Beware of the dancing shadows!” “What do you think she means?” Bert said. Mert shrugged. “How scary can dancing shadows be?” Bert nodded. “I…

1 min.
goofus and gallant®

YOUR Goofus and Gallant Moments “I felt like Goofus when I hid my toys under the bed when I was cleaning my room.” Lenden, Age 9, Vermont “I felt like Gallant when I made a recycling box.” Alexis, Age 8, California Tell us when you’ve felt like Goofus or Gallant! Visit HighlightsKids.com or write to Highlights Goofus and Gallant Moments 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431…

2 min.
your own stories

Brains Can Be Adventurous! Once there was a boy named Nicky who did not know that his brain was alive. One night, while he was asleep, his brain flew away! It reached a volcano and nearly melted because it was so hot. Suddenly, the volcano erupted. The brain was blasted up into a geyser of lava. By this time, the brain was surging hot. New and exciting ideas were flying around inside it. Nicky woke up with a jolt. He felt like he’d been struck by lightning inside his head. At first, he was scared, but then he was aware that his brain had so many ideas. He felt it sparking. Nicky went to breakfast at the grill. He ordered an egg and cheese bagel. Then it happened again! This time, his brain…

1 min.
shifting shadows

At different times on a sunny day, go to the same place on a sidewalk outside and ask a friend to trace your shadow. How does its shape change from morning to evening? Can you explain why? Think of your best answer, then read our explanation in Answers on page 38. TRY IT ON PAPER Use a lamp or flashlight to cast shadows of different objects on a piece of paper. Trace the shadows. Move the light or object to change the shadows, and trace again. Can a friend guess the objects by looking at the traced shadows?…