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TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. TFK was founded in 1995. We offer four grade-specific editions. Edition K-1 and Edition 2 publish 28 issues per year, with magazines arriving in a monthly bundle. Each issue gets students excited about reading and helps build early literacy skills. Edition 3-4 and Edition 5-6 publish 24 weekly issues. The magazines build informational reading skills and help students better understand our complex world and become informed and active citizens.

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What Do You See in Space?

January 19, 2023

A comet is passing Earth for the first time since the days of the Neanderthals. It’s called Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), and is visible with a telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye, if it remains bright enough. NASA says…

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What's Your Tech Story?

January 12, 2023

Technology is always advancing. Incredible inventions appear every year. In 2022, these included sunglasses that boost color and a bionic hand. But technology reporting involves more than just telling readers about new inventions. It goes into how technology is used,…

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What's Your Tradition?

January 5, 2023

Many people greet the new year with special traditions, from watching fireworks to eating 12 grapes for good luck. Another tradition is the First Day Hikes. They began near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992, with 380 people. Now, thousands of people…

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TFK Press Club

Want to Write a Profile?

December 15, 2022

A profile is a news article that focuses on a person. It can be about a celebrity, a politician, or even an individual in your community who’s doing something noteworthy. Typically, a profile includes information about the person’s career, interests,…

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What is Your Photo Story?

December 9, 2022

Reporters use writing to tell readers the news. Photojournalists use photographs. Sometimes, the pictures they make appear alongside a news story. But sometimes, the photos take center stage. In a photo essay, a photojournalist can tell a powerful story with…

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The Best Toys of 2022

December 7, 2022

TIME for Kids editors rounded up some of our favorite toys of 2022, offering a variety of ways to play. Read about our picks for the year’s best toys. Get Active Get moving with Vital Hero, by Bandai Namco. This…

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Can You Go Global?

December 1, 2022

This week’s issue of TIME for Kids features news stories about the planet’s population, an international conference, and the World Cup. Each of these stories is about an issue of interest to people worldwide—not just those who live in your…

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Where Have You Been?

November 10, 2022

On November 2, the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, were seen in Tromsø, Norway. The colorful display has dazzled people for as long there have been people to see it. For people who live in countries in the…

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What's Your Animal Story?

November 3, 2022

Sir Väs, a deadly, seven-foot-long king cobra, escaped from its enclosure at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden, on October 22. A week later, after a desperate search, staff members were relieved to find that the snake had returned on its…

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What Matters to You?

October 20, 2022

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its…

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