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Ellen Nam

Ellen is an editorial assistant at Time for Kids. Before joining TFK, Ellen graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in media, culture, and communications. She spent her first year of college in Paris, France, studying global culture and media, which sparked her interest in globalization and the media industry. In her free time, Ellen enjoys cooking (and eating), playing sports, and journaling.

Latest Stories


Short on Change

February 10, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. When the shops reopened, employees had a problem:…


Incredible Kids: Jack Dalton

November 12, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Jack Dalton, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Jack, 10, from Nashua, New Hampshire, is committed…


Art for Everyone

September 17, 2020

When we want to see art, where do we go? The pandemic has made it hard to visit museums and galleries. But sometimes, we can find art outside in the neighborhood. Murals are large artworks. They are painted on walls.…

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A Podcast of the Past

September 16, 2020

Are you a history buff? Then you’ll love the podcast The Past and the Curious. It features surprising, funny, and inspiring stories about historical figures and events. Recent episodes have covered subjects from the nurse Florence Nightingale to the Harlem…


Polar Bears in Danger

July 22, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century, scientists say. Global warming is to blame. According to a study published this month in Nature Climate Change, most polar bear populations will be in serious decline by 2080.…


Cases on the Rise

July 7, 2020

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the United States. At press time, almost 3 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. According to Johns Hopkins University, 50,000 new daily cases were confirmed across the country on July 1, and…


From Me to You

July 2, 2020

When I was 9 years old, I received my first handmade card. It was from a classmate. He had just moved to New Jersey from South Korea. He had a hard time adjusting to his new school, and I helped…

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Baseball Returns

June 24, 2020

Back in March, the Major League Baseball (MLB) season was put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the league announced its comeback. The season is set to begin in late July and run until September 27. It…

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Treasure Hunt

June 9, 2020

For years, thousands have traveled to the Rocky Mountains in search of hidden treasure. Adventurers were on the hunt for a bronze chest. It was said to be filled with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and gold. On June 6, news broke…

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Waiting to Launch

May 28, 2020

It was to be the first rocket launch to put NASA astronauts into orbit from American soil in nearly a decade. But on May 27, with about 17 minutes left on the countdown clock, the launch was called off. Dark…