It doesn't take much to get my daughter excited. She's 4, so just the mention of having pizza for dinner can leave her ELATED! Just the other day, when what was supposed to be a playdate turned out to be a trip to the chiropractor, she was EXCITED to see how her friend got an adjustment. Yet she does have the attention span of a 4-year old, so her excitement is pretty short lived and then she's on to something else.
When a few issues of the brand new Highlights High Five Magazine arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago, she, big surprise here, was THRILLED! First, it was mail just for her. But the really big thrill came when she opened it and realized, miracle of all miracles, the content was actually something just for kids her age!
Ivy's almost 5, and having been in a Montessori pre-school for a few years, she's already become a bit of a reader. So when we cracked open the first issue of High Five she wanted to read the stories first. No, wait, she wanted to do the hidden pictures first (she's soooo good at these). Er, she wanted to make the chocolate-covered pretzels (March issue). In short, she was enticed by the whole package, and not sure where to start. But the pleasant surprise for me is that her issues of Highlights High Five have stayed on the top of her work table for a couple of weeks, and she keeps going back to them.
When I was growing up, I remember reading High Lights and loving it. It was always chock full of the best puzzles, stories, crafts and more, and made just for kids my age. So now I'm thrilled that the tradition is continuing. They've been around for a while and have found a great mix of stories, puzzles and activities that make the perfect learning tool for kids ages 2-6. A year's subscription of their new iteration, High Five, can be had for just under $30.
We had the pleasure of reviewing High Five for the Parent Bloggers Network.