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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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Meet Our Kid Reporters

August 27, 2020

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from more than 200 applicants. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our new reporters. Check out timeforkids.com to read about…

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Unconventional Conventions

August 21, 2020

It’s convention time! The Democratic National Convention kicks off today, August 17, and runs through Thursday, August 20. The Republican National Convention begins next week. It runs from August 24 to 27. Here are three things you need to know…

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Election 2020 Calendar

August 10, 2020

Americans will vote for the president of the United States on Tuesday, November 3. The months leading up to Election Day will be busy. This calendar will help you keep track of important dates and know what to expect along…

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Electionary

August 3, 2020

You’ll be hearing a lot of these election words and terms during the next few months. Find out what they mean. campaign: a competition for public office; organized actions that a candidate takes in the effort to win an election…

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News from Our Readers

May 27, 2020

What are your thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the global coronavirus emergency? We asked our readers to let us know at tfkeditors@time.com, with the permission of a parent, teacher, or guardian. Here, we'll share some responses. Updated May 27 From…

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News from Our Readers: April 2020

April 21, 2020

What are your thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the global coronavirus emergency? We asked our readers to let us know at tfkeditors@time.com, with the permission of a parent, teacher, or guardian. Here, we'll share some responses. Updated April 21 From…

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Listen Up

April 15, 2020

Podcasts are a great way to stay connected to the world. And they’re excellent for kids who learn best by listening to information. Here are three of our favorite podcasts right now. Do It Yourself Want to stay busy while…

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TFK Kid Reporters Interview Dr. Ingrid Katz About COVID-19

March 27, 2020

How long does the new coronavirus last on surfaces like school supplies? Why are kids less affected by the virus than adults? Will summer plans and activities be canceled? With the new coronavirus going around, kids have lots of questions.…

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TFK Explains: Coronavirus

February 13, 2020

This story appears in the February 21, 2020, print edition of TIME for Kids. It was published online on February 13. It has not been updated. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has been called a public health emergency.…

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Dream Big

February 13, 2020

In his speech at the March on Washington, in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. described his dream for the nation and the urgency of taking action. TIME for Kids wanted to know: What’s your dream? We asked young people to…