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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

March 4, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks to executive editor Jaime Joyce about the crisis in Ukraine. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast.…

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State of the Union

March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden gave the State of the Union address on March 1. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Biden said Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, would “pay a price” for invading Ukraine. And he praised Ukrainians for…

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Supreme Court Nominee

March 3, 2022

On February 25, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. If the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination, she will replace Justice Stephen Breyer. He’s retiring. Jackson has worked for many years as a federal…

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World

To the Sea

March 3, 2022

Baby sea turtles head toward the Indian Ocean, in Indonesia, on February 21. There are seven sea-turtle species. Some are endangered. People in Indonesia are wo…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Picture It?

March 3, 2022

Junior Journalist, get out your camera. For this TFK Press Club mission, you’ll be telling a story using pictures. Mission 6: Can You Picture It? When you think of a journalist, do you see a reporter with a pen and…

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IN THE ZONE Video games are a popular form of entertainment. But some people think kids spend too much time staring at screens.

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Should Governments Regulate Screen Time?

March 3, 2022

In fall 2021, the United States Senate held a hearing. It was about Facebook. Senators discussed whether it’s bad for children. Senator Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, said that national screen-time limits could protect kids. He mentioned something that happened in…

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Time Off

The Awkward Age

March 1, 2022

The star of Disney-Pixar’s Turning Red is Meilin Lee. She’s a quirky Chinese-Canadian girl struggling with the challenges of being 13 years old. Plus, there’s an inconvenient twist: Mei’s family has a mystical connection to red pandas. Mei turns into…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

February 18, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh talks to TIME for Kids senior editor Allie Singer-Kushnir. They discuss "Finding Her Way," about snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this…

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Finding Her Way

February 18, 2022

After coming home from the 2018 Winter Olympics, in South Korea, Chloe Kim put her gold medal in the trash. (It didn’t stay there long.) Kim was struggling. She was a new celebrity. She had become the youngest female Olympic…

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Gray Wolves Re-Listed

February 17, 2022

Gray wolves are going back on the endangered-species list. 
A judge ruled that the animals still need protection. That was on February 10. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) creates the endangered-species list. It took the gray wolf…

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Rams Win Super Bowl

February 17, 2022

On February 13, the Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI. They defeated the Cincinnati Bengals. The score was 23–20. It was the first Rams NFL title since the 1999 season. The Rams clinched their victory with less than a…

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Environment

Kaboom!

February 17, 2022

Smoke billows from Mount Etna, in Italy, on February 10. The eruption sparked a rare volcanic storm, sending lightning bolts across the sky. But it did not caus…

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Chasing Greatness

February 16, 2022

Last fall, about 60 NBA scouts visited a new sports arena in Atlanta, Georgia. On the court, coaches led players through drills. The scouts whispered to one another about the players they were excited to see. It was “pro day”…

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Time Off

A Good Goal

February 15, 2022

More than 1,600 artists from 100 countries entered the 2021 Youth with Refugees Art Contest. The competition is run by the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR). It challenged young people to design a soccer ball based on a theme: “Together…

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New Nutrition Rules

February 11, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating school nutrition standards. The announcement was made on February 4. The new rules are meant to help cafeterias serve more-healthy meals. Schools have found it difficult to provide nutritious meals because…

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Monarch Numbers Rise

February 11, 2022

In 2020, fewer than 2,000 western monarch butterflies were counted spending the winter in California. That number is now more than 247,000. The news was announced on January 25 by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Data was gathered in…

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World

Gold!

February 11, 2022

American Lindsey Jacobellis shows off her gold medal for the snowboard cross event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, China, on February 9. Hers was the…

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TFK Press Club

Who's Your Earth Hero?

February 11, 2022

Junior Journalist, for your next assignment, we’re asking you to look for people who are working to protect our home planet, Earth. (Oh, and have you made your TFK Press Club badge yet? You can download it here.) Mission 5:…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

February 11, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Afton Campbell talks to editorial director Andrea Delbanco about TIME's Kid of the Year, Orion Jean. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for…

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