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INSIDE HIGH FIVE AUGUST 2017

ENJOY HIGH FIVE’S LATEST DUAL-LANGUAGE FEATURE ABOUT LITTLE CHICA-CHICK, WHO GOES TO THE MARKET—ALL BY HERSELF!

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Check out High Five’s adorable, illustrated story “Time to Help, Time to Play” (pages 20 and 23) and read it to your child at bedtime. Teach him to say, “¿Puedo ir a jugar?” when he wants to play outside.
Time to Help, Time to Play
First, read the story

Grandma Hen needs one tomato and two avocados at the market, and little Chica-Chick is delighted to help. But when Grandma Hen asks Chica-Chick if she’d like to help cook later, Chica-Chick finds she’d much rather play with friends outdoors!

How to Extend the Activity:
1. Make this fun tale relevant

Ask your preschool child to:

  • Name her favorite toys and the children she loves to play with.
  • Decide what she’d like to help you cook or bake.
  • Select a chore she could do at home, by herself, without being reminded.
2. Develop his powers of observation

 Let your sleuth look closely at the pictures and:

  • Look for similarities between your house and the house in the story (see page 20)
  • Decide what’s different.
  • Describe what your favorite food store and Mr. Owl’s little shop have in common.
3. Add a Spanish language challenge
  • Review the Spanish words in the story, or listen to an audio recording and repeat the Spanish terms together.
  • Say “gracias” instead of “thank you” to show your appreciation all day.
  • Learn two new Spanish words or phrases and look up what they mean.
4. Boost memory, reading skills, and comprehension
  • Ask: What did Chica-Chick do to help her remember what Grandma Hen wanted her to buy at Mr. Owl’s market?
  • See if your child can name the items Chica-Chick was supposed to buy.
  • Help her memorize your home address and cell phone number.
  • Play memory games with cards or have her study a picture and answer a few simple questions once the picture is taken away.
5. Encourage your child to:
  • Pitch in around the house (gather up his laundry, set the table, clear the dishes after meals).
  • Help you shop for food and snacks. Introduce him to in-season fruits and veggies, or various types of bread.
  • Assist when you cook or bake.