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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca grew up in Missouri and studied Sociology and English at Kenyon College, in Ohio. She loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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History

Blast from the Past

February 26, 2021

A conch shell discovered 90 years ago in France is now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it's about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in France's Pyrenees region in 1931.…

Community

Meet an Activist

February 19, 2021

Rebekah Bruesehoff, 14, enjoys playing field hockey, baking, and reading fantasy books. She's also an activist. Rebekah advocates for transgender rights. People who are transgender don't identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. "When I was born, everybody…

Time Off

Leading the Way

February 19, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

Health

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.…

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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World

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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Media Literacy

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…

Election 2020

A Winning Team

November 20, 2020

On November 7, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris celebrated their win, in Wilmington, Delaware. They will be sworn in on January 20, 2021. They will take office at an important moment in United States history. Biden and…

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Election 2020

What Made the 2020 Election Different?

November 13, 2020

President Trump and Joe Biden have sharply different ideas about how to lead the country. And voters had sharply divided opinions about the candidates. So Americans were eager to vote in the 2020 presidential election. They showed it by voting…

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Community

Incredible Kids: Chloe Mei Espinosa

November 13, 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 Chloe Mei Espinosa, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Seeing a video of a turtle with…