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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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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…

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Moving Mountains

January 9, 2020

What do you imagine when you hear the word inventor? Many people picture Thomas Edison holding a lightbulb, or Alexander Graham Bell talking on the first telephone. But not all inventors are in our history books. New inventions are being…

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The Results Are In!

December 13, 2019

More than half a million votes were cast in the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year poll. Read on to learn about the winner and to see who came in second and third place. First Place: José Andrés…

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Pictures of 2019

December 6, 2019

How will you remember 2019? A year is a collection of moments. There are happy moments and sad ones, moments to celebrate and moments to learn from. In 2019, hundreds of thousands of youth activists marched for climate action. The…

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World's Coolest Places

December 5, 2019

The world is full of amazing destinations. But which are the coolest for kids? To answer that question, TIME for Kids put together a list of exciting, innovative, and iconic destinations around the world. First, we asked for nominations from…