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A Vaccine for Malaria

October 15, 2021

On October 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) made an announcement. It endorsed a vaccine that helps protect against malaria. The WHO says the vaccine, Mosquirix, should be given to children in parts of Africa. Malaria is carried by mosquitoes.…


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…



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…

The Human Body

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,…


Dr. Leana Wen Talks with TIME for Kids

August 9, 2021

Kids all across the United States want to return to a “normal” school experience. But the Delta variant, a new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, is making this a challenge. How can kids safely return to in-person learning?…


Mattel Honors Frontline Workers

August 5, 2021

Mattel is honoring frontline workers with dolls modeled on real-life doctors and nurses. Among them is a doll version of Amy O’Sullivan. She’s a nurse at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. That’s in Brooklyn, New York. O’Sullivan appeared on the…


Let's Play

June 14, 2021

Watching the Olympics might inspire you to try new activities. And summer is a great time to challenge your family and neighbors to a little friendly competition. Here are some ideas for getting your competitive juices flowing. Remember, the most…


Dr. Anthony Fauci Talks with TIME for Kids

June 11, 2021

Kids 12 and older are now able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. What does this mean for summer plans? What does it mean for returning to school in the fall? Should we continue to wear masks?  As the director of…


Food and Nutrition

Summer Snacking

May 21, 2021

Eating a piece of fruit or a Popsicle is easy, yummy, and refreshing in the summer. But will it give you enough fuel for outdoor play? Here are some ideas from cookbook author and cooking instructor Katie Kimball to keep…


CDC Director Talks with TIME for Kids

May 14, 2021

Spring is here, and summer is on the way. But the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet. What can we do to get our lives back? When can we finally relax and take our masks off? Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky has…