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TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. TFK was founded in 1995. We offer four grade-specific editions. Edition K-1 and Edition 2 publish 28 issues per year, with magazines arriving in a monthly bundle. Each issue gets students excited about reading and helps build early literacy skills. Edition 3-4 and Edition 5-6 publish 24 weekly issues. The magazines build informational reading skills and help students better understand our complex world and become informed and active citizens.

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Bundle Up!

January 20, 2022

A jogger and pooch brave a heavy snowfall in Montreal, Canada, on January 17. Over several days, a winter storm brought snow and freezing rain to southeastern C…



Think Pink

January 6, 2022

Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance? These beautiful birds are shown gathered around a pool of rainwater in Dubai, in the United …



Pictures of 2021

December 10, 2021

There’s no question that 2021 was as momentous as 2020. Like last year, this one was defined by wildfires and protests for social justice. And around the world, the pandemic continues. But 2021 was also the year the world moved…



That's Why

December 9, 2021

Why does a squirrel have a bushy tail? It’s for. . . A. storing nuts. B. keeping up with fashion trends. C. staying warm in winter. The answer is C. When a squirrel is in a…


The Best Toys of 2021

November 22, 2021

The best toys of 2021 might make for a magical holiday season. With Magic Mixies, mix up a potion and— poof! —summon a new stuffed pet. With Lego Vidiyo Party, create a music video in real time, wherever you are,…




November 11, 2021

A giant inflatable duck is seen floating on the water in Chile, in South America, on November 2. The work is by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It’s part of the…


Suited Up

October 14, 2021

Astronauts walk in the Negev desert, in Israel, on October 10. They are part of AMADEE-20, a simulated Mars mission to train astronauts from Europe and Israel f…


Look Up!

October 7, 2021

A visitor at Kew Gardens, in London, England, admires One Thousand Springs. The artwork by Chiharu Shiota is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Japanese autumn …


Making a Splash

September 23, 2021

After three days of orbiting the planet, the Inspiration4 crew returned to Earth in the SpaceX Dragon capsule. On September 18, the crew splashed down in the At…


United States

The Meaning of Memorial Day

May 25, 2021

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 25, 2021. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…