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Let's Go Birding

September 22, 2023

Joan Strassmann likes to share fun facts about birds. Have you heard of northern flickers? Do you know how these birds get their young to leave the nest? The parents shriek, nonstop. How about American coots? They sneak eggs into…

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Birdwatching Basics

September 22, 2023

Birdwatching is a safe, free, outdoor hobby. A great thing about birding is that anyone can do it. That includes kids. “It’s one of the easiest hobbies to step into,” Tina Phillips says. “All you need is a little bit…

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Your Hero Story

September 8, 2023

What do Luke Skywalker, Mulan, and Harry Potter have in common? Their stories follow the hero’s journey. That is when someone goes on an adventure and overcomes a crisis. That experience changes the hero for the better. You could be…

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United States

Fires On Maui

September 8, 2023

On August 8, wildfires swept through Lahaina. The town is on the island of Maui. That is in Hawaii. Homes and businesses were destroyed. The fires may have been sparked by fallen power lines. The grass was dry because there…

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Community

Lemonade for Maui

September 8, 2023

Julian Lin raises money for people on Maui, where his friend Ryan lives. You run a lemonade stand in New York City. What is its purpose? Two different things. It is to show that kids can do the same as…

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Community

Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 8, 2023

We’ve got some new faces joining the TFK crew! Read about the 2023–2024 team of TFK Kid Reporters. Then look for their articles this school year. Harper Carroll, 10 Boston, Massachusetts Harper hopes to become a vaccine scientist one day.…

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World

World's Greatest Places

September 8, 2023

Want to explore the world? Each year, TIME magazine makes a list of the World’s Greatest Places. TIME for Kids picks our favorites. Some places are a window on the past. Others have eyes on the future. Many locations have…

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TFK Press Club

What’s Ahead?

September 7, 2023

Hello, Junior Journalists! TFK Press Club is back, with a new assignment each month. Are you looking forward to the school year ahead? Sometimes, reporters ask people what they think or hope will happen in the future. Surveying many people…

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Opinion

Do Kids Need Homework?

September 1, 2023

We knew this question would spark a lively debate. School is a big part of life. Not just for kids, but for families, too. And for teachers. Everyone has an opinion about what is best for students. Do kids need homework?…

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Community

Being a Buddy

August 25, 2023

Sammie Vance knows it feels bad to be left out. So she has been helping kids who feel lonely make friends. Sammie is 14. When she was in the third grade, she started the Buddy Bench program. That was at…

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Community

Together, We All Win

August 24, 2023

Making people feel they belong is important. It might mean giving each person in a group a chance to contribute to a class project. Or it might mean inviting a lonely classmate to join a playground game. Maybe it is…

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United States

Big Bird

August 14, 2023

The world’s largest rubber duck floats near a wharf in Leonardtown, Maryland, on August 4. The balloon, named Mama Duck, is 61 feet tall and nearly 80 feet long. It has traveled all over the United States since 2014. Owner…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Angle?

August 7, 2023

When writing a story, a journalist will consider what angle to take. The angle has to do with the story’s point of view, or perspective. Picking an angle helps a writer focus on one part of a larger topic. A…

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Science

Heat Wave

July 31, 2023

People cool off near a fountain in New York City, on July 27. Scientists say July is Earth’s hottest month on record. Extreme hot weather has blistered three continents—North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, more than 128…

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World

Panda Population

July 24, 2023

South Korea’s panda population nearly doubled on Tuesday, July 11—from three to five. Twin cubs were born at Everland theme park. That’s near the capital city of Seoul. But the newcomers will eventually be sent to China, where their parents…

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Science

Stars Are Born

July 17, 2023

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a region of clouds called Rho Ophiuchi. The clouds are made of gas and dust. Stars are being born here. Some are as massive as our sun. Rho Ophiuchi is 390…

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