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What's Your Story?

January 11, 2022

Have a great idea for a story? The Story Seeds Podcast pairs kids who have original ideas with professional authors. Together, they brainstorm and develop the idea. Then the author writes a story, which is read on the podcast. Sandhya…


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,…


On This Land

November 10, 2021

On a sunny day in September, about 50 people gathered to break ground for a new school building in Everett, Washington. The city sits on the homeland of the Tulalip Tribes. The president of the school board acknowledged this in…


The Kid Report: On This Land

November 10, 2021

The story "On This Land"—about honoring Native land—appears in this week's issue of TIME for Kids. Nathan Whittinghill attends middle school in the Mukilteo School District, in Washington State. Here, he writes about what land acknowledgement means to him and…


TFK Goes to Comic Con

October 21, 2021

Earlier this month, Pikachu and Captain Marvel posed for a picture. It wasn’t a Halloween party. It was New York Comic Con! The four-day event kicked off at the Javits Center, in New York City, on October 7. Comic conventions…


Media Literacy

8 Questions for Devorah Heitner

October 12, 2021

Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. TFK Kid Reporter Orlie Weitzman spoke with her about young people and digital media, and recent news involving Instagram Kids. 1. Instagram delayed the…


Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than previous evidence suggested. The fossilized prints were preserved…


United States

Back in Class

August 27, 2021

Kids all over the country have returned to classrooms. This is usually an exciting time. But this year, the excitement is again mixed with uncertainty. “I’m wondering if school will be back to normal, or if it’ll be the same…



Mattel Honors Frontline Workers

August 5, 2021

Mattel is honoring frontline workers with dolls modeled on real-life doctors and nurses. Among them is a doll version of Amy O’Sullivan. She’s a nurse at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. That’s in Brooklyn, New York. O’Sullivan appeared on the…


Reflecting on Racism

June 7, 2021

In June 2020, Sesame Workshop began a study of how kids and families in the United States feel and talk about racism. Researchers questioned 147 families with children from ages 6 to 11. In January 2021, they checked in with…