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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca grew up in Missouri and studied Sociology and English at Kenyon College, in Ohio. She loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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Entertainment

To the Rescue

September 10, 2021

PAW Patrol has been entertaining TV viewers since 2013. Now the pups are in theaters. Fans can also catch them on Paramount+. Paw Patrol: The Movie follows a boy named Ryder and a team of dogs. They are on a…

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Back to School

August 20, 2021

Kids all over the country are going back to school. Many are returning to classrooms. “I can’t wait to see my friends,” Stella Smit, 8, told TIME for Kids. She goes to school in Denver, Colorado. In parts of…

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Science

All the Buzz

April 22, 2021

A rare event is taking place this spring. Trillions of Brood 10 cicadas have just spent 17 years underground. But in May, they will emerge. They will create a buzz as loud as a lawn mower. And by June or…

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History

It Makes Music

March 11, 2021

A conch shell was discovered 90 years ago in France. It’s now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it’s about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in 1931 in France’s Pyrenees…

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Science

Ready to Experiment?

March 11, 2021

Emily’s Wonder Lab, on Netflix, is hosted by Emily Calandrelli. She’s a scientist and an engineer. On the show, she shares her love of science with kids. The show features experiments and activities. In one episode, there’s a pool…

Entertainment

Play to Win

February 9, 2021

Who should take out the garbage? Who gets to pick what to watch on TV? To make a decision, some people play rock, paper, scissors. “It is a special sport,” Wyatt Baldwin told TFK. He is president of the World…

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Entertainment

How to Write Funny

October 15, 2020

Theresa Julian wrote The Joke Machine. It is a book about how to write jokes. Here are three of her tips and some examples. Study them. Then write a few jokes of your own. Surprise your audience. All jokes are…

Community

School Rules

September 10, 2020

School looks very different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many students went back to school virtually. But some kids returned to a classroom. Life in the classroom has changed. There are new rules. “We’ll have to wear…

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Technology

New Heights

April 17, 2020

Elevators can feel like magic. Step inside. Select your floor. Poof! The elevator quickly takes you where you want to go. But an elevator doesn’t run on magic. It’s a machine. And it’s made up of several smaller machines.…

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Community

Home Schooling

April 10, 2020

To help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, schools around the world have closed. Students have been learning from home. TIME for Kids editor Rebecca Katzman talked to five kids about what it has been like. Andrea, Age 6…

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