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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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TFK Explains: The Impeachment Process

September 26, 2019

On September 24, the U.S. House of Representatives said it would start an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. What is an impeachment inquiry? If a U.S. president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,”…


TFK Explains: Hong Kong Protests

September 13, 2019

It has been more than three months since protests started in Hong Kong. Here, TFK explains. Why did the protests begin? On June 9, hundreds of thousands of people joined a march. They did it to oppose a bill. The…


Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 4, 2019

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a…


Pictures of 2018

December 7, 2018

A lot happens in a year. There are happy moments and sad moments. There are reasons to celebrate and cry. There are big events and small ones. Some marvels are natural; others are human-made. Of course, 2018 was no…



Making a Magazine

December 5, 2018

Take a close look at this page. The words you’re reading were written by a writer and revised by editors. Photographers shot the photos you see. A designer arranged them on the page. A lot goes into producing a magazine.…

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 3, 2018

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…


Staying Healthy

January 3, 2017

You can protect yourself against cold, flu, and other illnesses caused by viruses. Use these five tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1. Wash your hands often using soap and water. 2. Avoid touching your eyes,…


"I Was There"

February 19, 2016

What was it like to attend the March on Washington? TIME magazine spoke with people who were there. Joan Baez, Singer “There are some times when you know something is going to be historic. I remember it was hot,…