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The Best Toys of 2022

December 7, 2022

TIME for Kids editors rounded up some of our favorite toys of 2022. Our picks offer many new ways to play. Read below about the year’s best toys. Get Active Get moving with Vital Hero, by Bandai Namco. This wearable…

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Good Reads

December 7, 2022

We asked TFK Kid Reporters to read and review some of the season’s best books. Here’s what they had to say. The Bridge Battle The Bridge Battle, by Jacqueline Davies, is a story about kindness and determination. Evan is good…

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Plotting a Course

December 7, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Brandon Johnson is a vice president and senior golf course…

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Adventure Awaits

December 7, 2022

A storybook adventure comes to life in My Father’s Dragon. The new animated film tells a moving story about friendship. It’s based on a Newbery honor–winning children’s novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Jacob Tremblay, 16, stars as Elmer Elevator. Elmer’s…

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Population Rise

December 2, 2022

The world population reached 8 billion in November, according to the United Nations. This was not a surprise. People are living longer, thanks in part to better healthcare. But more people could mean fewer resources in poorer countries. Parts of…

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Environment

More Species Protected

December 1, 2022

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held last month in Panama. The international conference set new protections for some 500 species. Many were animals. They have been hunted and sold as…

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Can You Go Global?

December 1, 2022

This week’s issue of TIME for Kids features news stories about the planet’s population, an international conference, and the World Cup. Each of these stories is about an issue of interest to people worldwide—not just those who live in your…

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Going for the Goal

December 1, 2022

Lionel Messi, of Argentina, and Jakub Kiwior, of Poland, vie for the ball at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, on November 30. The event runs through December 18. Teams …

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Technology

Best Inventions of 2022

December 1, 2022

Every year, TIME magazine puts out its list of best inventions. This year’s roundup includes 200 innovations that are changing how we live, work, learn, and play. TIME for Kids highlighted 10 of them here. Which invention do you think…

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8 Questions for Ernő Rubik

November 30, 2022

Have you heard of the Rubik’s Cube? The mind-bending puzzle is one of the best-selling toys of all time. Recently, TFK Kid Reporter Shaan Glazer met up with its Hungarian inventor, Ernő Rubik, in New York City. 1. When—and why—did…

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Science

The Sky Is Not the Limit

November 22, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? In October, retired astronaut Scott Kelly visited the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW). TIME for Kids was there to hear about his experiences in space. And to get the answer…

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Where Have You Been?

November 10, 2022

On November 2, the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, were seen in Tromsø, Norway. The colorful display has dazzled people for as long there have been people to see it. For people who live in countries in the…

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Ready, Set, Race!

November 10, 2022

Runners jam the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, where the TCS New York City Marathon begins. The race was on November 6. Some 50,000 athletes took part.

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A Hard Recovery

November 10, 2022

Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2004. It demolished Monty’s restaurant. Diane Caputo is the owner. She needed more than three years to get her original location open again. But the restaurant fared much better with Hurricane Ian. It…

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Opinion

Should Kids Have Smartphones?

November 10, 2022

Take a look at this photo. Remind you of anyone? Common Sense Media says that 43% of kids 8 to 12 now own a smartphone. Is that a good thing? Many young people tell TIME for Kids that smartphones help…

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Americans Vote in Midterms

November 9, 2022

On November 8, Americans voted in the 2022 midterm elections. These are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term, in order to elect members of the United States Congress. This branch of government represents the states in the federal…

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A New Generation

November 9, 2022

Transformers: EarthSpark is a new animated series streaming on Paramount+. It’s based on the Transformers movies. The character Mo is voiced by Zion Broadnax (inset above, left), 11. Mo’s family moves from bustling Philadelphia to sleepy Witwicky, Pennsylvania. She and…

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