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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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Martial Arts

January 19, 2023

Martial arts are fighting sports. Many started in Asia and were used in battle. Today, martial arts are popular with children. The sports help train the body and the mind. There are different types of martial arts. Learn about four…

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What Do You See in Space?

January 19, 2023

A comet is passing Earth for the first time since the days of the Neanderthals. It’s called Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), and is visible with a telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye, if it remains bright enough. NASA says…

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What's Your Tech Story?

January 12, 2023

Technology is always advancing. Incredible inventions appear every year. In 2022, these included sunglasses that boost color and a bionic hand. But technology reporting involves more than just telling readers about new inventions. It goes into how technology is used,…

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What's Your Tradition?

January 5, 2023

Many people greet the new year with special traditions, from watching fireworks to eating 12 grapes for good luck. Another tradition is the First Day Hikes. They began near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992, with 380 people. Now, thousands of people…

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Want to Write a Profile?

December 15, 2022

A profile is a news article that focuses on a person. It can be about a celebrity, a politician, or even an individual in your community who’s doing something noteworthy. Typically, a profile includes information about the person’s career, interests,…

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Arts

Story Structure

December 14, 2022

Stories can be fun to read. They can also be fun to write. How do you make a great story? Think of a roller coaster! Stories have ups and down. That’s what makes them exciting. Learn the parts of a…

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Technology

Best Inventions of 2022

December 14, 2022

Every year, TIME magazine puts out its list of best inventions. This year’s roundup includes 200 of them. They change how we live and work. They change how we learn and play. TIME for Kids highlights eight of them here.…

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What is Your Photo Story?

December 9, 2022

Reporters use writing to tell readers the news. Photojournalists use photographs. Sometimes, the pictures they make appear alongside a news story. But sometimes, the photos take center stage. In a photo essay, a photojournalist can tell a powerful story with…

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Environment

Recycled Instruments

December 6, 2022

Music of Recycling is an orchestra in Spain. It’s made up of about 25 young people. They play instruments made from recycled materials, such as soda cans and plastic barrels. The orchestra has two goals. One is to give new…

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Can You Go Global?

December 1, 2022

This week’s issue of TIME for Kids features news stories about the planet’s population, an international conference, and the World Cup. Each of these stories is about an issue of interest to people worldwide—not just those who live in your…

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