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Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao

December 11, 2020

For months, we’ve been asking, “who will become Kid of the Year?” The answer was revealed on December 4 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. Out of more than 5,000 nominees, Gitanjali Rao won the top honor. Academy Award–winning actor…

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Kid of the Year: The Honorees

December 11, 2020

TIME’s Kid of the Year honor recognizes young people who are making a positive impact in their community. Along with winner Gitanjali Rao, four honorees were selected with the help of a committee of influential kids. The committee included Dylan…

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Health

Vaccine Update

December 11, 2020

On November 30, the drug company Moderna asked the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency approval of its COVID-19 vaccine. If the FDA agrees, enough vaccine for millions of people could be ready by the end of…

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Champion Dog

December 11, 2020

A 3-year-old Scottish deerhound named Claire won Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, which aired on NBC on Thanksgiving Day. A judge said that Claire, s…

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At the Movies: The Croods: A New Age

December 11, 2020

The Croods: A New Age is a fun animated comedy for kids of all ages. It’s about relationships between two prehistoric families, the Croods and the Bettermans. The Croods live in a cave where they sleep together in piles. The…

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The Best Toys of 2020

December 18, 2020

The best toys of 2020 are a reflection of this year's events. There's Monopoly House Divided, a state-of-the-nation take on the classic board game. There's also Playmobil's Large Hospital play set, which introduces kids to what goes on inside a…

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Heroes of 2020

November 20, 2020

Who’s your 2020 hero? TIME for Kids is asking readers to tell us about people taking heroic steps to help one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you know a doctor, a nurse, a scientist, a teacher, a grocery worker,…

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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For the Record: Election Edition

November 20, 2020

Kamala Harris has made history. She’s the first woman and the first person of color to be elected vice president of the United States. Harris isn’t the only person breaking barriers in the 2020 election. A diverse group of leaders…

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Biden Elected President

November 20, 2020

TIME for Kids reports on the results of the 2020 presidential election. Former vice president Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. He will become the 46th president of the United States. His running mate, Kamala Harris, will become…

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Incredible Kids: Jack Dalton

November 20, 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 Jack Dalton, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Jack, 10, from Nashua, New Hampshire, is committed…

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Incredible Kids: Za’nia Stinson

November 20, 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 Za’nia Stinson, one of the top 20 finalists, below. When Za’nia was a baby, she lived in…

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Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

November 20, 2020

On October 5, Regal announced plans to temporarily close all of its theaters in the United States. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in home-streaming, many people are no longer going out to see movies. Instead, they’re watching…

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History's Mysteries

November 20, 2020

As a kid, Victor Escandell enjoyed mysteries and detective stories. He also loved riddles, even though he often couldn’t solve them. “I’ve never been very good at logic exercises,” the artist told TIME for Kids. “I prefer using my imagination.”…

Election 2020

Biden Wins

November 7, 2020

Former vice president Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. He will become the 46th President of the United States. On November 7, four days after Election Day, the Associated Press announced that Biden had enough electoral college votes…

Election 2020

Who Won the 2020 Presidential Election?

November 13, 2020

As of November 5, two days after Election Day, no winner had been declared in the 2020 presidential election. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many more people voted early or by mail. At press time, mail-in and absentee ballots were…

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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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What Else Did People Vote On?

November 13, 2020

In addition to voting for president, voters chose state and local leaders. These included governors, mayors, and judges. Voters also chose members of the United States Congress. Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. In total,…

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Election 2020

Who’s Winning the Electoral College?

November 13, 2020

In the United States, a candidate needs to win at least 270 out of 538 electoral college votes to become president. As of November 5, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, had 264 electoral votes. The states Biden won are blue…

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Election 2020

Who Declares the Winner?

November 13, 2020

On Election Day, presidential candidates often express confidence that they’ll win the race. They sometimes do this while votes are still being counted. But it’s not up to a candidate to declare a winner. Nor is it up to his…

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Election 2020

What Do Kids Have to Say?

November 13, 2020

We asked TFK Kid Reporters to weigh in with their thoughts, feelings, and questions about the election. Read what a few of them had to say. I saw the long lines of people during early voting. A lot of people…

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Vote Counting Continues

November 4, 2020

No winner has yet been declared in the 2020 presidential election. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, about three out of every four registered voters had the option to vote by mail. So millions of mail-in and absentee ballots…

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Incredible Kids: Ronak Suchindra

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 Ronak Suchindra, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Ronak, 13, is from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. He…

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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…

Media Literacy

A Closer Look

November 13, 2020

When you think of a journalist, do you see a reporter with a pen and paper? Writing is one way to tell a story, but some stories are told without words. Photojournalists are reporters too. Instead of a pen and…

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Fantastic Classics

November 13, 2020

TIME created a list of the 100 best fantasy books ever. TIME for Kids editors chose 10 favorites for kids. Read about them here. They're listed in order of publication, beginning in 1865. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland More than 150…

Election 2020

The Final Debate

October 23, 2020

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden met for this election’s second and final presidential debate. The debate took place at Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee. The moderator was Kristen Welker of NBC News. For…

Environment

Seaweed Solution

October 30, 2020

Welcome to Bamfield, a coastal community in British Columbia, Canada. Louis Druehl is steering The Kelp Express along the shore. For 51 years, the boat has taken him to Kelp Bay. There, ropes of seaweed are growing beneath the water’s…

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Election 2020

Early Voters

October 30, 2020

On Election Day, November 3, Americans will go to the polls to vote for president of the United States. But millions have already cast their ballot. As of October 19, a record 29 million Americans had voted early, at a…

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Science

Seeking a Covid-19 Cure

October 30, 2020

A 14-year-old from Frisco, Texas, has won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. On October 14, Anika Chebrolu was announced as America’s Top Young Scientist. Her research could lead to a treatment for COVID-19. Anika found a molecule that can…