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Inside High Five October 2017

WHOOP IT UP AT THE PARTY IN OUR PICTURE PUZZLE THAT’S SILLY!™ FIND IT ON PAGES 18–19 OF THE OCTOBER 2017 ISSUE OF HIGH FIVE™

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See how many clever, crazy, and kooky things your preschool child can find at the party in That’s Silly! No joke. It’s almost as good as a real party—minus the gifts and tummy ache.

Here’s how to help your child get the most out of our That’s Silly! picture puzzle: Just help him find what’s out of place. Then use the activities below to boost the fun and learning. And don’t forget to let your child make a wish!

Extend the Fun
1. Ask your child
  • What things do you see that would normally be at a party?
  • Can you name three things that make this birthday party super silly?
  • Can you name two places it’s OK to be silly?  Where is being silly not OK?
2. Add some math
  • Do you spot just one of any item?
  • There are zero elephants at this party. Can you think of a few other things you might not see at a party?
  • Can you find two of the same item? Three? Four? Five?
  • Let’s count! How many people? Animals? Plates? Cups?
3. Wake up his senses
  • What colors and shapes do you see?
  • What noises would you hear at this party?
  • What scents might you smell?
  • What would be fun to touch?
  • How do you think the cake would taste?
4. Encourage her thinking skills
  • Focus on opposites: What do you see that is open? How about closed? What is high in the room? What is low?
  • Whose birthday do you think it is? What clues helped you decide?
  • Can you point to one of the presents? (Tip: Start with, “I know this is one of the presents because…”)
5. More activities to share
  • Draw a picture of a party with all the fun things you would want to have. Add in some silly parts, too!
  • Make a birthday calendar and write in all your family’s and friends’ big days.
  • Read a book about a party or a time friends gathered.
  • Walk through a party store together and talk about the colors you see, count together, and ask your child questions that help her think!

Tell us: What’s your take on homework? Please select the sentence below that best reflects your point of view.

Parents Talk Back
Tell us: What’s your take on homework? Please select the sentence below that best reflects your point of view.
Kids today get too much homework.
31% (15 votes)
Homework is important. Kids need to stay on task to keep up with the pack.
19% (9 votes)
Parents should be encouraged to help young kids with homework.
35% (17 votes)
Parents should encourage kids to complete homework assignments on their own.
15% (7 votes)
Total votes: 48