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Leading America

January 29, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden won the presidential election in November, defeating Donald Trump. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. He…

Opinion

Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 29, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is an important skill. Children are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That writing looks like what you’re reading right now. But…

World

Dancing Lions

January 29, 2021

This time of year, you might see lions roaming the streets. They prance, wriggle, and rear up on two legs as drums beat and cymbals clash. Have no fear: These aren’t real lions. They’re dancers in colorful costumes, celebrating a…

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Let's Talk! With Cynthia Leitich Smith

January 29, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou spoke with Cynthia Leitich Smith, editor of the new book Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids. Here’s part of their conversation. 1. Tell me about the book. Ancestor Approved is a collection of short stories…

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Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. In his inaugural address, he called for unity. “Today, on…

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If I Were President...

January 29, 2021

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This year, many of the inaugural activities are taking place online. One of them is a special livestream for students and families…

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TFK Reads: A Dog-Friendly Town

January 19, 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…

History

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 22, 2021

As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways, analysts watched every aspect of its journey. They could see the stops the driver made. They knew the weather outside. Most important, they knew the condition of the precious…

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Health

New COVID-19 Challenges

January 22, 2021

As the new year begins, the coronavirus pandemic rages on. More than 90 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected worldwide. At press time, the United States alone had seen about 23 million cases. Three million new cases had already…

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TFK Explains: Trump's Impeachment

January 22, 2021

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

Science

Space Rocks

January 22, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a vast, dry open space. It was once very busy. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. About two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts touched down…

Community

You Can Do It

January 22, 2021

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

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Heart and Soul

January 22, 2021

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

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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 15, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. The storm caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was even more powerful, pouring rain on places that were already flooded. President Juan Orlando Hernández,…

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New COVID-19 Vaccine

January 15, 2021

A new COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for the United Kingdom (U.K.) and other countries. It's a step toward containing the spread of the disease worldwide. The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford and the drug company AstraZeneca.…

Community

From Our Readers...

January 15, 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…

World

Race in the Desert

January 15, 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 15, 2021

Wyatt Baldwin has been playing rock, paper, scissors for as long as he can remember. While he was growing up, the game helped him settle disagreements with his three older sisters. "I never got the chance to pick what we…

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Georgia Votes

January 15, 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. Democrats Raphael Warnock…

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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 15, 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 15, 2021

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

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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

January 8, 2021

Each year, TIME for Kids picks the coolest and most helpful new inventions. Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao, 15, is an inventor. This year, we let her take the lead. Gitanjali selected these items from TIME’s list of the…

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TIME Person of the Year

January 8, 2021

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,” editor in chief Edward Felsenthal…

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From Our Readers...

January 8, 2021

This month, we’ll be sharing notes from kids about their heroes. But we’re happy to hear from you on any topic! Write to us at tfkeditors@time.com to share your thoughts and ideas. You might see your name in a future…