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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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The World's Coolest Places to Explore

December 5, 2019

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Kanab, Utah The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. The former ranch is located on 20,000 acres of land in the canyons of southern Utah. On any given day,…


The World's Coolest Places to Eat

December 5, 2019

Creator San Francisco, California Creator is a burger restaurant. But the food isn’t made by a cook flipping patties over a stove. Place an order at Creator and you can watch your burger being prepared—from the slicing of the bun…

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The Best Toys of 2019

November 22, 2019

The best toys of 2019 can hatch, tumble, light up, battle, and more. Some of the toys, such as Kano’s coding kits or Lego’s Hidden Side play sets, let users create or discover new worlds. Others, like Pictionary Air or…


Vote for the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year!

November 8, 2019

Time flies! Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2020. But first, the TFK team is taking a look back at 2019. Who was the most important person of the year? Since 1927, TIME has chosen a Person of…

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TFK Explains: The Impeachment Process

September 26, 2019

On September 24, the U.S. House of Representatives said it would start an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. What is an impeachment inquiry? If a U.S. president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,”…


TFK Explains: Hong Kong Protests

September 13, 2019

It has been more than three months since protests started in Hong Kong. Here, TFK explains. Why did the protests begin? On June 9, hundreds of thousands of people joined a march to oppose a bill. The bill would have…


Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 4, 2019

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a…


Pictures of 2018

December 7, 2018

A lot happens in a year. There are happy moments and sad moments. There are reasons to celebrate and cry. There are big events and small ones. Some marvels are natural; others are human-made. Of course, 2018 was no…



Making a Magazine

December 5, 2018

Take a close look at this page. The words you’re reading were written by a writer and revised by editors. Photographers shot the photos you see, and a designer arranged them on the page. A lot goes into producing a…


Staying Healthy

January 3, 2017

You can protect yourself against cold, flu, and other illnesses caused by viruses. Use these five tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1. Wash your hands often using soap and water. 2. Avoid touching your eyes,…