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A Young Poet

December 17, 2021

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman stood up to speak. She was at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. She was surrounded by leaders. More than 33 million people were watching on television. Gorman had been chosen to deliver…

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Do It Yourself

December 17, 2021

You can be a poet too! Follow these steps to write your own poem. Amanda Gorman gave TIME for Kids a writing prompt to get you started: “Think of something that’s important to you. Is it the library or animal…

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Dancing Lions

December 17, 2021

Have you seen lions roaming the streets? It happens at this time of year. The lions dance to the beat of a drum. They are not real lions. They are dancers in lion costumes. The lions are part of…

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Let's Dance

December 17, 2021

People dance all over the world. There are many different styles. Look at the photos of dances below and read about where they come from. Tango is a ballroom dance. That means it’s a dance with specific moves for partners.…

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History

A Legend

December 9, 2021

In April 1947, Jackie Robinson made history. He joined a modern Major League Baseball (MLB) team. He was the first Black player to do this. Before then, Black and white athletes almost never played together. Some people did not want…

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Making History

December 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are some big moments in Black history. Flying High Bessie Coleman received a pilot’s license in 1921. She was the first Black woman and the first Native American woman to do so. Super…

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Big Dog on the Big Screen

December 1, 2021

Clifford is a popular picture-book character. Now he’s in a movie called Clifford the Big Red Dog. The live-action movie is about a middle school student named Emily Elizabeth. Emily is given a red puppy named Clifford. One day, she…

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Quack!

December 1, 2021

A giant inflatable duck is seen floating on the water in Chile, in South America, on November 2. The work is by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It’s part of the…

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Science

A Day In Space

November 23, 2021

What’s it like to see Earth from space? “It takes my breath away,” astronaut Christina Koch says. “The blues are very bright. And it glows.” In February 2020, Koch completed a mission on the International Space Station (ISS). It was…

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Explore the ISS

November 23, 2021

Look into the sky at dawn or dusk. You might see the International Space Station (ISS). It is 250 miles above you. But you can see its solar panels catch the sunlight. The ISS is a space laboratory. It orbits…

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Bellen's Sneak Peek

November 22, 2021

Bellen Woodard, 11, is a crayon activist. When Bellen was in third grade, a classmate called a peach-colored crayon “the skin-colored crayon.” “I was kind of confused,” Bellen told TIME for Kids, “because my skin isn’t peach.” She was inspired…

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Animal Rights

November 22, 2021

An elephant should not be held in a zoo. That’s what the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says. It’s an animal-rights group. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo to court. The zoo is in New York City. An elephant…

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That's Why

November 22, 2021

Why are tennis balls fuzzy? So they... A) feel like a hug. B) don't go too fast or bounce too far. C) don't scratch the court. Tennis balls are made of rubber. Without a felt covering, they would bounce too…

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Business

Busy Season

November 18, 2021

People buy some items, like paper and pasta, all year long. They buy other items once a year. Take Christmas trees, for example. People who sell them make money in December. Can you guess why? Seasonal businesses earn money over…

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Giving Gifts

November 18, 2021

It feels good to get gifts. It also feels good to give them! You can buy gifts or you can make your own. These tips will get you in the spirit of giving. Think it through. Who is the gift…

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