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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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The Best Toys of 2020

December 1, 2020

The best toys of 2020 are a reflection of this year's events. There's Monopoly House Divided, a state-of-the-nation take on the classic board game. There's also Playmobil's Large Hospital play set, which introduces kids to what goes on inside a…

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Heroes of 2020

November 20, 2020

Who’s your 2020 hero? TIME for Kids is asking readers to tell us about people taking heroic steps to help one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you know a doctor, a nurse, a scientist, a teacher, a grocery worker,…

Election 2020

What Do Kids Have to Say?

November 5, 2020

We asked TFK Kid Reporters to weigh in with their thoughts, feelings, and questions about the election. Read what a few of them had to say. I saw the long lines of people during early voting. A lot of people…

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Fantastic Classics

November 3, 2020

TIME created a list of the 100 best fantasy books ever. TIME for Kids editors chose 10 favorites for kids. Read about them here. They're listed in order of publication, beginning in 1865. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland More than 150…

History

This Week in TFK History: Climate Change

October 22, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Election 2020

TFK Explains: Voting in 2020

October 8, 2020

When is Election Day? According to United States law, Election Day is the Tuesday right after the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. In 2020, Election Day is November 3. Americans will vote for a number of things. These…

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This Week in TFK History: Elections

October 8, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Election 2020

By the Numbers

October 8, 2020

In most United States elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But when picking a president, things aren’t so simple. There’s a group of 538 people called the electoral college. Weeks after Election Day, ­they will elect the president.…

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This Week in TFK History: Monarch Butterflies

September 10, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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This Week in TFK History: Million Man March

September 3, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…