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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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TFK Press Club

Can You Hook Readers?

October 6, 2022

Nothing draws a reader into a story like a great lede. A lede is an article’s first sentence or paragraph. It introduces a story, provides key information, and makes a reader want to know more. Sometimes, a lede contains an…

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TFK Press Club

What Are Your Questions?

September 22, 2022

You’ve chosen your story. You’ve decided who your source will be. Now it’s time to plan your questions. What can this source tell you that no other person or resource can? Many reporters start with easy topics to get the…

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TFK Press Club

Who Are Your Sources?

September 15, 2022

Interviewing people is an important part of gathering information for a story. Think: Who’s an expert on the subject you want to learn about? Who might have an interesting perspective? Read up on your sources before you speak with them.…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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TFK Press Club

What Does Journalism Mean to You?

August 26, 2022

Break out your press badge and put on your Junior Journalist cap: TFK Press Club is back! (Don’t have a press badge yet? Download one here.) We’re giving you a chance to hone your reporting skills. In each issue, we’ll…

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Community

Meet Our Kid Reporters

August 25, 2022

Check out our new crew! Read about the 2022–2023 team of TFK Kid Reporters. Look for their articles this school year. Aiden An, 10 Los Angeles, California Aiden can write and speak Arabic. Zarita Asgar, 8 Waunakee, Wisconsin Zarita was…

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United States

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…

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United States

The History of Memorial Day

May 27, 2022

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 27, 2022. 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…

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World

Crisis in Ukraine

February 25, 2022

An updated version of this story is available in the March 11, 2022, issue of TIME for Kids. On February 24, Russian forces launched an attack on Ukraine. The move comes after weeks of Russian troop buildup along Ukraine’s borders.…

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