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MLK Day

January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a day to remember and honor the great Civil Rights leader. On this day, many Americans volunteer at shelters, schools, hospitals, and other community organizations…

Health

Vaccine Trackers

January 15, 2021

The delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways. Analysts watched every detail of its trip. They saw the stops the driver took. They knew the weather. Most important, they knew the status of its precious cargo: thousands of…

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New COVID-19 Challenges

January 15, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic rages on. More than 90 million cases have been detected worldwide. At press time, the United States had seen about 23 million cases. Three million new cases had already been reported in 2021. In California’s Los Angeles…

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TFK Explains: Trump's Impeachment

January 14, 2021

On January 13, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. What is impeachment? If a United States president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution gives the House…

Science

Space Rocks

January 14, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a dry open space. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. Two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts collected lunar samples to bring back to Earth. It’s…

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You Can Do It

January 13, 2021

Go to the window. Look outside. Are there clouds in the sky? How many? Are they puffy? Are they wispy? Are they blocking sunlight? Or are they letting it through? NASA scientists are interested in your answers. They’re using the…

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Heart and Soul

January 13, 2021

Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx in the new movie Soul, teaches middle school band. He’s also a jazz lover and a gifted piano player. Joe’s seeking success and the approval of his mother (Phylicia Rashad). One day, he gets…

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TFK Reads: Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen

January 12, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

Environment

Gathering Storms

January 8, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. It caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was more powerful. It rained on places that were already flooded. Juan Orlando Hernández is president of…

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Georgia Votes

January 8, 2021

The Democratic Party will control both chambers of the United States Congress for the next two years. That is the result of two runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. They took place on January 5. Two Democrats were…

Health

New COVID-19 Vaccine

January 8, 2021

A new COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for the United Kingdom (U.K.). Several other countries have also approved the vaccine. It could help contain the spread of the disease worldwide. The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford and…

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From Our Readers...

January 8, 2021

Write to us at tfkeditors@time.com to share your thoughts, ideas, and opinions on any topic. You might just see your words in a future issue. Throughout January, we’ll be sharing notes from kids about their heroes. Read some below. From…

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Race in the Desert

January 8, 2021

On January 4, Belgian biker Walter Roelants speeds across sand dunes in Saudi Arabia. He’s participating in the 43rd running of the Dakar Rally. It’s a world-famous off-road racing competition. Its divisions include cars, motorbikes, lightweight vehicles, and trucks. The…

Science

Playing to Win

January 8, 2021

Wyatt Baldwin has been playing rock, paper, scissors since he was a kid. The game helped him settle disagreements with his three older sisters. "I never got the chance to pick what we watched on TV until I learned the…

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Chaos at the Capitol

January 7, 2021

A large crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Members of Congress were meeting to officially confirm Joe Biden as the nation’s next president. This process is completed following every…

Media Literacy

Beyond the Game

January 6, 2021

Are you a big sports fan? If so, chances are you’ve read articles by a sports journalist. The writer may have broken down a game or profiled one of your favorite athletes. Sean Gregory is a senior sports correspondent for…

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It's Electric!

January 6, 2021

Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects, a new book by scientist Michelle Dickinson (above), is full of hands-on science experiments. All of the experiments involve kitchen items. Dickinson shares one of them here. The experiment uses static electricity to make a strip…

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TFK Reads: Bug Boys

January 5, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

Technology

Best Inventions of 2020

December 28, 2020

Each year, TIME for Kids picks the coolest and most helpful new inventions. Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao, 15, is an inventor. Gitanjali selected these items from TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. Read what she…

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TIME Person of the Year

December 28, 2020

Together, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have been named TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year. The news was announced on December 10. “TIME has always had a special connection to the presidency,” says Edward Felsenthal. He is…