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Shay Maunz

Shay Maunz is an Associate Editor at TIME for Kids. Before joining TFK, in 2018, Shay was a freelance writer and editor. She’s written about everything from Sesame Street for refugee kids to rats in Vietnam, and has been published by Glamour, NPR, and Atlas Obscura. Shay grew up in West Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn with her pet poodle, Frannie.

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Winter Storm Woes

February 26, 2021

A series of winter storms began a sweep across the United States on February 11, slowing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in many parts of the country. Severe weather hit everywhere from Washington State to the southern U.S. Snow and…

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Ocean Commotion

February 19, 2021

Sound pollution caused by humans is making oceans noisier than ever and harming marine life. That’s according to a new article published in the journal Science. Researchers looked at thousands of studies on ocean sound and its effects on wildlife.…

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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…

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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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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…


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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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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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 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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