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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…

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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…

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Return of the Rabbits

June 9, 2021

Everyone’s favorite bunny-in-blue is back! Peter Rabbit and his squad—cousin Benjamin and sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail—star in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. In the new movie, Peter travels far from home, in search of a place where he and…

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Reflecting on Racism

June 7, 2021

In June 2020, Sesame Workshop began a study of how kids and families in the United States feel and talk about racism. Researchers questioned 147 families with children from ages 6 to 11. In January 2021, they checked in with…

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Opinion

Should Summer Reading Be Mandatory?

June 7, 2021

Reading is fun! But should it be required? Many kids are assigned books to read over the summer. Some people say summer reading keeps kids’ minds sharp. Others say kids need a break. Here, TIME for Kids readers weigh in.…

Business

My Cool Job: Roller Coaster Engineer

June 1, 2021

Larry Chickola is the vice president and chief corporate engineer of Six Flags theme parks. He spoke to TFK’s Rebecca Mordechai about his job. I’ve always loved theme parks. Growing up, I would visit Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky,…

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

May 25, 2021

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 25, 2021. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…

Health

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…

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Toys for the Summer

May 21, 2021

There are so many ways to have fun and stay cool during the summer months. Here are some of our favorite outdoor toys and games. Colorful Creations Sidewalk chalk is a classic tool for creative expression. You can draw pictures…

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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…

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Educating the Country

May 5, 2021

Once a teacher, always a teacher! I met the secretary of education, Miguel Cardona, at the Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. I could instantly tell that he’s a true teacher at heart. Miguel Cardona was sworn in as the…

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Educators Who Inspire

May 2, 2021

Everyone knows teachers who go above and beyond to help their students learn and grow. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 3. To celebrate, we asked TFK Kid Reporters to tell us about a teacher who inspires them. Read…

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Calling for Change

April 23, 2021

On March 28, Mina Fedor, 12, organized a rally with four friends: Bee, Anna, Juno, and Mila. It took place in Berkeley, California. More than 1,200 people joined them. The girls led a crowd onto a bridge across a freeway.…

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A COVID Milestone

April 23, 2021

The United States has reached a milestone in the effort to end the coronavirus pandemic. As of April 18, about 130 million adults had gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s half of all adults in the…

Science

Counting T. Rexes

April 23, 2021

Some 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rexes walked the Earth. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Science. The reptiles were not alive all at the same time. They roamed for about 1.2 million to 3.6 million years, nearly…

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Space Flight

April 22, 2021

On April 19, NASA’s helicopter Ingenuity (shown in flight in a series of images) took off on Mars. This was the first powered flight by an aircraft on a planet other than Earth. The four-pound helicopter spent 39 seconds in…

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Reimagining Cities

April 22, 2021

Imagine having everything you need—health centers, grocery stores, parks—just a few steps from home. It could make you healthier and build stronger bonds between you and your neighbors. This is the idea behind the 15-minute city. Here, people can get…

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A Guilty Verdict

April 21, 2021

On April 20, a 12-person jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin killed Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. A bystander captured the event on…