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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

History

Prehistoric Paintings

January 8, 2021

British and Colombian archaeologists have discovered a large display of ancient rock art. It’s on cliff faces in the Colombian Amazon rainforest. The drawings were probably created 12,500 years ago. They provide further proof that the rainforest’s earliest inhabitants lived…

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Kid-Approved

January 8, 2021

Looking for something to read? Here, TFK Kid Reporters review four noteworthy books of 2020. When Stars Are Scattered This graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed tells the true story of two brothers who live in a refugee…

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Pictures of 2020

December 18, 2020

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a historic year. We have experienced a pandemic, massive wildfires, and the loss of iconic leaders. But the year has also moved people to show gratitude and stand up for what they believe in.…

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Breaking News

December 18, 2020

Olympians will soon be dancing their way to gold medals. On December 7, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that breaking will be included in the 2024 Olympics, in Paris, France. Breaking is another word for breakdancing. The activity began…

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A Seat at the Table

December 18, 2020

A new statue was unveiled this year in Central Park, in New York City, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. In 1920, that amendment gave women the right to vote. The monument…

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This Week in TFK History: Antibullying

December 18, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Health

Positively Happy

December 18, 2020

One night before bed, Christine Carter was sitting with her daughter in her lap. They were making a list: “Three Good Things of the Day.” Her daughter, who was braiding Carter’s hair, said, “Mom, this is going to be one…

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TFK Turns 25

December 18, 2020

This year, TIME for Kids celebrates its 25th birthday. A lot has happened in the last quarter century. Presidents have been elected. Milestones have been reached. Tragedies have struck. People have come together to solve problems. The whole time, TFK…

Science

Studying Kindness

December 18, 2020

Imagine you’re part of an experiment. There are two groups. Members of the first group get $10 to spend however they wish. Members of the second group also get $10, but they must use it to help others. Which group…

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