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Should School Uniforms Be Required?

November 22, 2019

Some schools make students wear uniforms. Other schools let kids pick what they want to wear. Here, two TFK Kid Reporters weigh in on the school uniform debate. Yes! Tyler Mitroff, 10 Bethesda, Maryland School uniforms are a great idea!…

Animals

Team Puffins

November 15, 2019

Heimaey is a small island off the coast of Iceland. Each spring, more than a million Atlantic puffins visit Heimaey and its neighboring islands. They go there to breed. The puffins build nests on seaside cliffs. When a puffling, or…

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History

Vote for the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year!

December 5, 2019

Time flies! Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2020. But first, the TFK team is taking a look back at 2019. Who was the most important person of the year? Since 1927, TIME has chosen a Person of…

World

Food for Good

October 25, 2019

On September 1, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. It damaged houses. It flooded neighborhoods. It left people without food and water. After the storm, a team of chefs sprang into action. The team was led by chef José Andrés. He…

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Health

Allergy Relief?

October 25, 2019

More than a million children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Many of them have to go to a hospital when they have an allergic reaction. A new treatment for peanut allergies could be on the way. In…

Science

We Love Bugs!

October 25, 2019

Meet Kristie Reddick (above, left) and Jessica Honaker. They are bug scientists. Together, they are known as the Bug Chicks. The two make videos and write books about insects and spiders. The Bug Chicks go all over the world.…

Entertainment

Curious Listeners

October 25, 2019

How can you stop ice cream from melting? How should you talk to your dog? Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas explore answers to these questions and others. They are hosts of a science and technology podcast for kids called Wow…

Arts

Writer At Work

October 18, 2019

What inspires someone to become a writer? For Jacqueline Woodson, it was butterflies. At age 7, she wrote poems about them. “I stapled together a book,” she told TIME for Kids. “I carried it around in my pocket until my…

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Animals

Big Business

October 11, 2019

It was February 2019. Officials in Malaysia had gotten a tip. Someone was sneaking illegal goods into the country. Police went to a factory and a warehouse. They found 30 tons of meat and scales from pangolins. Pangolins are…

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World

Forbidden Trade

October 11, 2019

Wildlife trafficking happens all around the world. Animals are illegally taken and sold for money. Below are some of the most trafficked animals on Earth. TIGERS are poached in Asia. They are hunted for their claws, skin, and bones. These…

Environment

City of Trees

October 4, 2019

Karachi is a city in Pakistan. It is one of the hottest places on Earth. In 2015, more than 1,000 people died there during a heat wave. “It was a very terrible time,” Shahzad Qureshi told TIME for Kids. “We…

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Environment

Fantastic Forests

October 4, 2019

A forest is made up of trees. This habitat is also home to many creatures. Did you know there are three types of forests? Read about them here. Tropical Rain Forest Tropical rain forests are hot and damp. They are…

Environment

Fire Alarm

September 20, 2019

On August 19, smoke filled the sky over São Paulo, Brazil. It was coming from the Amazon rain forest. In August, there were a record number of forest fires in Brazil. Many were in the Amazon. Experts say many of…

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United States

Water Worries

September 20, 2019

There is a problem with the water in Newark, New Jersey. The water has toxic levels of lead. It is unsafe to drink. In mid-August, Newark began providing bottled water to 15,000 homes. Newark’s pipes are old and worn…

Entertainment

Dare to Ask

September 20, 2019

SONIA SOTOMAYOR is a U.S. Supreme Court justice. She has written a kids’ book called Just Ask! It is about kids who have differences that can make life challenging. Sotomayor knows what it is like to feel different. She…

Entertainment

Trip to the Mountains

September 20, 2019

Abominable tells the story of Yi. She lives in China. Yi and her friends Jin and Peng meet a yeti, or an abominable snowman. The crew goes on an adventure to take him back to his family on Mount Everest,…

Community

Let's Celebrate

September 13, 2019

Banners and streamers are hung. Games are set up. Soon, it will be time to pump up the music and welcome the guests. Kids will rush in, ready to celebrate. Every month, birthday parties like this take place across the…

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Community

Little Libraries

September 13, 2019

Not all libraries are in big buildings. Some libraries are very small. In fact, a LITTLE FREE LIBRARY can be the size of a birdhouse. Some are even built inside the trunks of old trees. A Little Free Library…

Community

Play Space

September 13, 2019

Playing outside is important for the mind and body. But not all kids have a safe place to play. That’s where KABOOM! comes in. Since 1996, Kaboom! has built or fixed up more than 20,000 playgrounds. Kids and adults help…

Technology

Robots at Work

September 6, 2019

Alex Vardakostas is the co-owner of a burger restaurant. It’s called Creator. But Vardakostas doesn’t flip burgers. Neither do his employees. At Creator, burgers are made by a robot. Vardakostas invented the machine. It grinds meat, cuts vegetables, and…

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Technology

Ready For Class

September 6, 2019

AV1 is a classroom robot. It was built to help students who are sick. The robot takes a student’s place in class. Users control it with a smartphone. Makayla Nunn is a student in the United Kingdom. She uses…

Environment

Waste Not

August 30, 2019

Each weekday, some 30 million students in the United States eat a school lunch. Then they fill cafeteria trash cans with uneaten food. Wasted food is a waste of money, a missed chance to feed hungry people, and bad…

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Community

Walk With Me

August 30, 2019

A WALKING SCHOOL BUS is a group of students who walk to and from school together. An adult joins the students on the trip. Walking school buses keep kids active. They help kids get to school on time. And they…

Technology

Charging Ahead

August 30, 2019

Do you ride the bus to school? Most school buses run on diesel gas. It’s bad for the environment. It pollutes the air. It may also cause or worsen health problems. Some people want to switch to ELECTRIC BUSES. These…

Community

Time for Recess

May 3, 2019

Just how important is recess? It’s good for kids’ health. It helps with social skills, too. That’s according to a 2012 study. Now some states are beginning to protect recess time. The Power of Play Lucy Dathan is a politician…

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Environment

Nobel Nomination

May 3, 2019

Meet Greta Thunberg. She is a 16-year-old climate activist. She lives in Sweden. Greta has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. That is a big honor. If she wins, Greta will be the youngest Nobel winner in history. The…

Entertainment

A New View

May 3, 2019

The narrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books is goofball Greg Heffley. But the new book in the series has a different point of view. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley Jefferson tells the story. He…

Entertainment

Wave Hello

May 3, 2019

There’s a new Adélie penguin in town. His name is Steve. He’s the star of the documentary Penguins. The movie follows Steve around in Antarctica. He sets out to build a nest, find a partner, and raise a family. Jeff…

World

Wildlife Lessons

April 26, 2019

Picture this: You live in a village in Botswana, Africa. You leave home one morning and start walking to school. Suddenly, a gigantic elephant is standing in your path. “It’s really scary to come across an elephant when you’re on…

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Animals

Animals on the Move

April 26, 2019

Many creatures migrate. They travel in big groups from one place to another. Some animals migrate when the weather changes. Others set off to find new sources of food and water. Lots of animal migrations take place in Africa.…