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May 2018
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Dear Readers
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When you ask a young child his or her age, you may discover that every
month counts. Young children will often clarify that they are three and a
half, not just three. Or they’re three but they’re almost four. Age is a big
deal, even when you don’t want them to grow up too quickly.
In “Half Birthday” (pages 16–17), a little boy is excitedly celebrating
that he is “six months more.” This, he explains, is what “half cakes” are
for. Readers will enjoy the half-birthday occasion as they look for halves of
items in the kitchen.
Over the years, I’ve heard adults say that they wait until a child’s
birthday before switching or renewing his or her subscription to Highlights
High Five™. That’s a great way to mark the event, but sometimes children
are ready to move from Highlights Hello™ or to Highlights® before their
birthday. The good news is that a subscription can be transferred from one
magazine to another at any time—including half birthdays.
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Highlights High Five™ celebrates the early years of childhood—a time of discovery when
learning happens at every turn. Our magazine is dedicated to helping parents,
educators, and other caregivers nurture young children by
• encouraging their natural sense of wonder about the world;
• promoting reasoning, problem solving, and creative self-expression;
• fostering a love of language and a rich vocabulary;
• and inspiring them to be kind, to get along with others,
and to grow in self-confidence . . . for children
are the world’s most important people®.
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May 2018
Highlights High Five ™
May 2018 • Volume 12 • Number 5
Issue No. 137
Editor in Chief: Christine French Cully
Vice President, Magazine Group Editorial:
Jamie Bryant
Creative Director: Marie O’Neill
Editor: Meghan Dombrink-Green
Senior Art Director:
Kelley Cunningham Lanuto
Copy Editor: Joan Prevete Hyman
Editorial Offices: 807 Church Street,
Honesdale, PA 18431-1895.
E-mail: eds@highlights.com
Reading
4
5
6
12
20
26
Spring Garden
The Adventures of Spot
Welcoming a New Neighbor (Tex and Indi)
Where’s Jasper?
Thunderstorm in the Jungle (English/Spanish)
Little Bunny and the School Nurse
Puzzles
10
16
18
24
CEO: Kent S. Johnson
Vice President, International:
Andy Shafran
Senior Editor, International:
Julie Stoehr
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32 Super Hands
34 ABC Quesadillas
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Cover art by Anja Boretzki
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May 2018
3
Spring Garden
By Diana Murray
All around the garden bed,
digging down below,
squiggly, wiggly, squirmy worms
help the flowers grow.
All around the garden bed,
sprouting toward the light,
cheery little flower buds
make the springtime bright.
Photo by iStock/ArtMarie
4
May 2018
eading
By Marileta Robinson • Art by Ron Zalme
Spot sees something new in the yard.
And tiny new leaves.
And chirping birds.
Flowers!
And crawly caterpillars.
Spot loves the month of May!
May 2018
5
Reading
Welcoming a New Neighbor
By Lissa Rovetch • Art by Amy Wummer
“How great that our new neighbors have a girl
your age,” said Mom.
“I can’t wait to play with her!” said Indi.
“Me too!” said Tex.
6
May 2018
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Tex, Indi, and Mom went to welcome them.
“Thank you for the treats,” said Mrs. Reddy.
“This is Mira,” she said, smiling at her daughter.
“She’s a little unsure about the new house.”
“I’m Tex and this is Indi. Do you want to play a game
with us?” asked Tex.
Mira shook her head.
May 2018
7
“It can be hard to move to a new place and meet new
people,” said Mom.
“Yes, we’re all feeling a little shy and uncertain,” said
Mrs. Reddy.
“Oh!” said Indi. “We felt that way on our first day
of kindergarten.”
“Really?” asked Mira.
“Really,” said Indi.
8
May 2018
Mrs. Reddy welcomed them inside the house.
Mira smiled. “There’s a swing set in our
backyard. Do you want to try it?”
“Sure!” said Tex. “And maybe after that, you
can meet our silly cats, Charlie and Cow.”
May 2018
9
Puzzle
My First
Puzzle
Find t h ese objects hidden in the big picture.
Banana
Lollipop
Whistle
Pencil
Straw
Domino
Ruler
Playground Dragon
By Elizabeth Steinglass
I tiptoe up the dragon’s tail,
stepping on each spiky scale.
“I’m standing on your head!” I shout,
before I rocket down his snout.
10
May 2018
Envelope
Arrow
Art by Peter Grosshauser
May 2018
11
Reading
Where’s Jasper?
By Teresa Kraus • Art by Gerald Kelley
“Meow!”
Maria could hear Jasper, her orange kitten, but
she couldn’t see him. Maria looked behind the
marigolds in the planter. He wasn’t there.
12
May 2018
She climbed
into the big
elm tree.
She checked under the
porch. Jasper wasn’t in
any of his favorite places.
Maria worried. Jasper had
cried every night since leaving
the other kittens and coming
home with her. Maria knew he
was lonely. Where could he be?
May 2018
13
“Meow!”
Maria followed the kitten’s cry. She ran around
the swing set. She zoomed past the lilac hedge.
“Meow!”
Jasper’s cry was getting louder.
Maria ran to Buster’s doghouse.
14
May 2018
When she peeked around the side of the doghouse,
Maria heard Buster’s tail going thump, thump, thump.
And next to Buster was Jasper, who was happily
batting at Buster’s tail.
Maria giggled. Jasper had found a new friend.
May 2018
15
Puzzle
Half
Birthday
By Christine Van Zandt • Art by Natali Sejuro Aliaga
It’s my half birthday.
Now I’m six months more.
It’s my half birthday.
That’s what half cakes are for!
16
May 2018
What other
halves do
you see?
What else do
you see?
May 2018
17
Puzzle
hat’s
Art by Pat Lewis
18
May 2018
Silly!
TM
W hat
silly things
do you see?
May 2018
19
Read Aloud in English and Spanish
Thunderstorm
in the Jungle
Meet Spunky
Monkey and his
pal Pepe Parrot.
They live in the
Costa Rican
rain forest.
By Ana Galán • Art by John Nez
Pepe and Spunky were walking in the rain forest when
they heard a low SWOOSH sound.
“What is that noise?” asked Spunky.
“Es el viento,” said Pepe.
The wind was blowing and moving the clouds in the sky.
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May 2018
Soon the sky turned
dark. Pepe and Spunky
heard another noise, a
loud WROOOM.
“Did you hear that?”
asked Spunky.
“Sí,” said Pepe,
listening to the thunder.
“Es un trueno.”
A bright bolt of lightning
appeared far away in the sky.
“Did you see that?”
asked Spunky.
“Sí. Es un relámpago,”
said Pepe.
Es el viento.
Sí.
Es un trueno.
Es un relámpago.
EHS ELL VYEHN-toh
SEE
EHS oon TROOEH-noh
EHS oon reh-LAHM-pah-goh
It’s the wind.
Yes.
It’s thunder.
It’s lightning.
Spanish pronunciation by Linda Elman
May 2018
21
The thunder and lightning stopped. Then they
heard another noise over the treetops.
PLIP-PLIP-PLIP.
“What is that?” asked Spunky.
“Es la lluvia,” said Pepe.
Soon it started to rain hard. Pepe and Spunky
were getting soaked!
22
Es la lluvia.
¡Es un paraguas!
EHS LAH YOU-vee-ah
EHS oon pah-RAH-gwahs
It’s the rain.
It’s an umbrella!
May 2018
Pepe flew to a tree and cut a branch with his beak.
He carried the big leaf back to Spunky.
“What is that?” said Spunky.
“¡Es un paraguas!” said Pepe.
“An umbrella! What a great idea,” said Spunky.
And they both watched the rain under their umbrella.
May 2018
23
Puzzle
Let’s Swim
Art by Leire Martin
How are these pictures the same?
24
May 2018
Look and
Look
Again
How are they different?
May 2018
25
Reading
Little Bunny and
the School Nurse
By Eileen Spinelli • Art by Mike Brownlow
On the way to school, Little Bunny slipped and
bruised his knee. He went to the school nurse,
Ms. Woodchuck. She gave him ice to put on his bruise.
26
May 2018
That same day, Little Bunny’s friend Raccoon
had a loose tooth. Ms. Woodchuck gently wiggled
Raccoon’s tooth. Out it came.
May 2018
27
Later, Little Bunny saw that Squirrel was crying.
“What’s the matter?” asked Little Bunny.
Squirrel sniffled. “Weasel said a mean thing to me.”
“Ms. Woodchuck can help,” said Little Bunny.
Ms. Woodchuck talked with Squirrel and Weasel.
Soon the two were shaking hands.
28
May 2018
That night, Mama looked at her calendar.
She pointed out that tomorrow was a special day.
Little Bunny had an idea. He called Raccoon, Squirrel,
and Weasel and told them about the special day.
May 2018
29
The next day, the friends went to see Ms. Woodchuck.
“We are here to celebrate a special day,” said Little Bunny.
Then Little Bunny held out a box of candy. Squirrel
held out an apple. Raccoon pulled paper flowers from her
backpack. And Weasel gave her a greeting card.
Together they said, “Happy School Nurse Day,
Ms. Woodchuck!”
30
May 2018
Activity
easide Stepping Stone
annah Bersee
You Need
•
•
•
•
•
•
Rolling pin
Air-dry clay
Waxed paper
Wide bowl
Shells
Large craft gems
1. Use a rolling pin to latten the clay
on waxed paper.
2. Place a wide bowl
upside down on the
clay. Push the bowl
into the clay and twist
slightly. Remove the
extra clay.
Photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc.
Background photo by gettyimages/ithinksky
Press your hand or
foot into the middle of the
cl y. Decorate the edges
w th shells and gems.
. Let dry in a sunny
win
ndow for 24 hours.
M
201
2018
31
Activ
vity
Super
An Action
Rhyme
By Barbara L. Scanlan
2.
1.
Hands
down
low.
Hands
up high.
6.
5.
Point
to your
toes.
Touch your head.
Hands
up high.
32
May 2018
Hands
3.
Photos: 1 by iStock/RichLegg; 9 by iStock/Wavebreakmedia; 2, 3, 8, and 11 by
Nannette Bedway; 4, 5, 6, and 10 by Guy Cali Associates, Inc.; 7 by Ken Karp
Hands
roll fast.
4.
Hands roll slow.
8.
7.
Touch
your nose.
Spread
your ingers.
Hands
in your lap.
Fold
just so.
s down l
Hands
.
33
Activity
ABC Quesadillas
By Pat Tanumihardja
Before You Beg in
You Need
• 4 bacon slices
or ½ cup black beans
• 1 ripe avocado
• 8 six-inch tortillas
• Vegetable oil spray
• 2 cups shredded cheese
Adult: Cook bacon and cut into pieces. Cut the
avocado and remove the skin. Preheat the oven
to 400°F.
1.
Cut the
avocado into
slices.
2. Place four
tortillas on an
ungreased
baking sheet.
Coat with
vegetable oil
spray. Flip them
over so the
coated sides are
facedown.
Photos by Guy Cali
Associates, Inc.
34
3. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese evenly
over the tortillas. Place the avocado
slices, bacon (or black beans), and
remaining cheese on the tortillas.
As easy as A-B-C—
avocado, bacon,
and cheese!
4. Top each with a tortilla
and press down with your
hands to flatten. Coat with
vegetable oil spray.
Adult: Bake for 10 minutes or until
golden brown. Cut into wedges.
5. Serve with
sour cream and
salsa.
May 2018
35
Thanks for reading
Spunky Monkey and
Pepe Parrot are caught
in the rain!
What’s the weather like
today where you are?
B
Picnic
Puzzle!
What is missing
in the patterns?
A
D
C
Look for these pictures
inside the magazine.
?
A. page 13 B. page 16 C. page 11 D. page 5
?
Art by iStock/robuart
Look for the hidden “Smiling
on the front cover.
”
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