A #HolidayGiftGuide #review! Give the gift of fun & education with High Five from Highlights!

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HighlightsHighFiveLogoProduct Details: High Five helps you encourage your child’s development and gives you an ideal opportunity for one-on-one fun together. Each monthly issue brings 40 pages of read-along stories and poems, simple crafts and recipes, learning games, puzzles for beginners and other activities that can set your child on the path to becoming a lifelong learner. Every page reinforces skills that prepare preschoolers for reading, math and other areas of learning. High Five also offers positive role models and constructive activities that help build character and self-confidence.

MSRP: $34.44 for 12 issues; $57.12 for 24 issues; $78.84 for 36 issues

Personal Experience: I grew up enjoying Highlights magazine. It was one of the few things that could truly capture my attention for road trips and long waits for an appointment. I was entertained and educated in one great magazine! When I had the opportunity to bring home Highlight’s High Five for younger readers, I was curious and excited to see if it was as wonderful as my memories of the classic Highlights.

The simple answer is… yes! All of those favorites like Hidden Pictures and the short stories are here in a simplified form. There are also great activities that explore preschool basics, exploration of the world around us, and more. I really loved seeing bilingual stories, because now is one of the best times to begin introducing a second language and it also makes this a great subscription for bilingual families. (They also have a completely bilingual version of High Five!)


The activities in the issues we received gave us some fun things to do, like making our own stamped pumpkin bags for treats and making paper cup “telephones” to play with. Each activity can be built on for even more activities that teach and entertain.

I love that they’ve put a modern twist on the activities while keeping the charm that I remember from my childhood. They’ve also gone digital with audio versions. Children can go on the website and listen along with their magazine. It’s a great way to pave the way to independent reading.

I loved the removable back cover activities on each. One of our issues turned into a memory match game and the other was a little storybook that we could put together. It was fun and interactive. Xander loved to take out his “On the Go” memory game every day for a quick match against Mommy and Daddy.

Perhaps, best of all, was that we put away the screens and toy to enjoy time exploring, reading, and having fun as a family. Some things are never outgrown!

Pros: Timeless and educational magazine the whole family will enjoy exploring. You can upgrade your subscription to the next educational levels as your child grows. Available in a bilingual version.

Cons: It is costly for a magazine subscription, but we all know the timeless quality of Highlights content.

Be sure to visit Highlights’ Holiday Gift Guide, too!

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  1. Looks like a fun thing for little ones and a helpful teaching tool for the adults.

  2. I bought highlights for my girl’s when they were young. They have been around for years which proves they are a good and fun magazine for children. It is great that they now have it for preschoolers, I don’t think they did years ago. And they seem to have alot more activities from what your saying.

  3. I use to buy the High Lights magazines for my children years ago when they were all younger-

  4. I do grew up with Highlights. It’s great they are expanding into pre-school. I have pre-school grandchildren that this would really benefit, Thanks

  5. When I was a young girl, I was lucky enough to receive Highlights for Children. I love the idea of the High Five Magazine made specifically for the 3 and up age. This would be perfect for my little granddaughter. Merry Christmas!

  6. this would be great for my grnadson and he in 4th grade but does 1 grade work

  7. I love that High Five has such a great variety of fun and interesting offerings for kids!

  8. I like that the activities build character in your child.

  9. I like all the activities that are available in High Five.

  10. These seem like really good books, but who didn’t grow up with Highlights and love them!

  11. I’m so glad to see that Highlights are still around, I used to love them as a kid!

  12. i use to use these when i was a kid and loved them

  13. I love highlights they have been around for so long educational and fun


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