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A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

Simone Biles was expected to lead the United States women’s gymnastics team to an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan. But not long into the competition on July 27, Biles withdrew from the team event. Biles told reporters that…

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The Kid Report: A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

I think it’s so cool that Simone Biles is speaking out about her mental health. I sometimes struggle with anxiety. So it’s helpful to know that even famous people and superstrong athletes wrestle with nerves. Often, celebrities try to…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

October 8, 2021

In this week’s Cover Story Interview, TFK Kid Reporter Afton Campbell talks to TIME for Kids magazine journalist Karena Phan about her article, “A Win for Mental Health.” Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from…

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United States

Major Oil Spill

October 8, 2021

An underwater pipeline has leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The leak happened off the coast of California on October 2. It may be the largest spill in California since 2015. Oil covered the water…

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Arts

Look Up!

October 7, 2021

A visitor at Kew Gardens, in London, England, admires One Thousand Springs. The artwork by Chiharu Shiota is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Japanese autumn …

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Science

That's Why

October 7, 2021

Why does the moon have craters? They're from. . . A) astronauts digging. B) moon decay. C) asteroids and meteorites. Asteroids and meteorites often crash into the moon’s surface, causing craters. But on the moon, there’s no water, weather, or…

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History

Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago. They were found in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than past evidence suggested. The prints were…

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Health

Transforming Stress

October 6, 2021

Renee Jain founded GoZen!, an online platform for kids that focuses on mental health. She spoke with TFK about how to manage anxiety. “Turn worry into strength.” It’s normal to feel worried. The key is to turn it into strength,…

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Time Off

8 Questions for Chris Cassidy

October 5, 2021

A new series called Among the Stars follows astronaut Chris Cassidy on his last mission to the International Space Station (ISS). TFK Kid Reporter Creedence Peterson spoke with him. 1. What’s the scariest moment you’ve had on a space mission?…

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Community

TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Via

September 28, 2021

Meet Via Ryerson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Via is 9 years old and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She aspires to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Via says…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Tabitha

September 28, 2021

Meet Tabitha Kho, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Tabitha is 11 years old and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys skiing, hates mosquitoes, and loves to read. Some of…

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Environment

Reef Relief?

September 24, 2021

Tony Fontes is from California. He first went scuba diving at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 1979. Fontes was amazed by the experience. 
He decided to stay in Australia and work as a dive instructor. “The marine life and the…

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Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These are some of the largest trees in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

September 23, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to Amy Gunia about the Great Barrier Reef. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast. To hear…

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Environment

Bad Bug Alert

September 23, 2021

The spotted lanternfly might look pretty with its red wings and black dots. But the mothlike insect is causing big problems in the United States. Experts are telling people to take action against the pest. “Kill it! Squash it, smash…

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Science

Making a Splash

September 23, 2021

After three days of orbiting the planet, the Inspiration4 crew returned to Earth in the SpaceX Dragon capsule. On September 18, the crew splashed down in the At…

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Community

From Our Readers...

September 23, 2021

I read “Game Champs” (September 10). I feel bad for the international teams that didn’t get to compete [in the 2021 Little League World Series]. But I’m glad that more U.S. teams got to play. —Emily Fay, 8, Stamford, Connecticut…

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Opinion

The Kid Report: Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

The story “Testing the Water”—about how scientists are testing wastewater for the coronavirus—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Allie Amison took part in a wastewater testing program at her school, and writes about it below. The University…

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