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Let's Play

June 14, 2021

Watching the Olympics will inspire you. Summer is a great time to challenge family and neighbors to a little friendly competition. Here are a few ideas. Don’t forget to have fun! Ready, Set, Race There’s nothing more classic than a…

United States

Meet An Athlete

May 21, 2021

The Paralympic Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan. They are for the world’s best athletes who have a disability. Nicky Nieves plays sitting volleyball. She’s on the United States women’s team. She’s a gold medalist. TFK’s Karena Phan spoke…

Business

My Cool Job: Roller Coaster Engineer

May 21, 2021

Larry Chickola is the vice president and chief corporate engineer of Six Flags theme parks. He spoke to TFK’s Rebecca Mordechai about his job. I’ve always loved theme parks. Growing up, I would visit Cedar Point amusement park. That’s in…

Health

Summer Snacking

May 21, 2021

Popsicles are a summer treat. But are they good fuel for playing outside? Here are some healthy snack ideas from cookbook author Katie Kimball. 1. Make a System. A snack schedule makes everyone happier. Create one with your family. Then…

Opinion

Should Summer Reading Be Required?

May 21, 2021

Reading is fun! But should it be required? Many kids are assigned books to read over the summer. Some people say summer reading keeps kids’ minds sharp. Others say kids need a break. TIME for Kids readers weigh in. Yes…

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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Animals

Elephants at Risk

April 22, 2021

African elephants are becoming more endangered. That’s according to a March 25 report. It was done by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group decides how likely some animals are to become extinct. There are two…

Technology

Exploring Mars

April 22, 2021

In February, NASA’s rover landed on Mars. Its name is Perseverance. Its job is to find signs of past life. Tiny life-forms called microbes might have lived on Mars. That would have been more than 3 billion years ago. The…

Arts

New Muppets in Town

April 22, 2021

Sesame Street has two new residents. Elijah Walker is a weather forecaster. He has a son. The boy’s name is Wesley. He’s 5. They are part of a new effort. Sesame Street wants to answer kids’ questions about race and…

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Global Food Adventure

April 22, 2021

Take two puppets and add former First Lady Michelle Obama. What do you get? A winning recipe for a new food show. Waffles + Mochi is on Netflix. It started on March 16. The show features kids, celebrity guests, and…

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Congress at Work

April 22, 2021

The United States government has three branches. Congress is the legislative branch. It makes the nation’s laws. Congress works in the U.S. Capitol building. That’s in Washington, D.C. Congress has two chambers, or parts. One is the Senate. The other…

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Take a Tour

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C., is our nation’s capital. It’s where the United States government does most of its work. Washington, D.C., is full of important buildings. Politicians and other leaders live and work in these buildings. The city also has many…

Arts

Ask the Author

April 22, 2021

Jon Klassen is an author and illustrator. He’s written four books for kids. They have been published in many languages. TIME for Kids asked Klassen five questions about his work. Did you always like to write and draw? …

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Read These!

April 22, 2021

Jon Klassen loves picture books. He shared some of his favorites with TIME for Kids. They were published between 1958 and 1969. Fortunately Fortunately, Ned has been invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party is many miles away. Fortunately,…

Technology

For the Birds

April 22, 2021

Jeremi Swietochowski is in fourth grade. One day, he was playing with Legos when he heard a thump. A bird had hit his window. Jeremi went to check on the bird. “Just as I was about to open the door,…

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