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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Tabitha

September 28, 2021

Meet Tabitha Kho, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Tabitha is 11 years old and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys skiing, hates mosquitoes, and loves to read. Some of…

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Reef Relief?

September 24, 2021

Tony Fontes first went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in 1979. A native Californian, he was so amazed by the experience that he decided to stay in Australia and work as a dive instructor. “The marine life and…

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Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These trees are some of the largest in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

September 23, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to Amy Gunia about the Great Barrier Reef. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast. To hear…

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Bad Bug Alert

September 23, 2021

The spotted lanternfly might look pretty with its red wings and black dots. But the insect is causing big problems in the United States, and experts are telling people to take action against the pest. “Kill it! Squash it, smash…

Science

Making a Splash

September 23, 2021

After three days of orbiting the planet, the Inspiration4 crew returned to Earth in the SpaceX Dragon capsule. On September 18, the crew splashed down in the At…

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From Our Readers...

September 23, 2021

I read “Game Champs” (September 10). I feel bad for the international teams that didn’t get to compete [in the 2021 Little League World Series]. But I’m glad that more U.S. teams got to play. —Emily Fay, 8, Stamford, Connecticut…

The Kid Report: Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

The story “Testing the Water”—about how scientists are testing wastewater for the coronavirus—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Allie Amison took part in a wastewater testing program at her school, and writes about it below. The University…

Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

If it’s flushed down the toilet, Rob Knight wants to know about it. He’s a researcher at the University of California San Diego. He specializes in microbes, the tiny organisms that live in your gut. Knight is testing the university’s…

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Searching for Hope

September 22, 2021

Cuba in My Pocket follows 12-year-old Cumba from Cuba to Florida in the 1960s. After being sent to a new country by himself, Cumba must find his footing in unfamiliar surroundings. Over time, he learns how to trust others and…

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A Terrifying Trip

September 21, 2021

In The Addams Family 2, your favorite creepy kids, Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, are growing up to be creepy teenagers. Their mom and dad, Morticia and Gomez, are upset to find that the kids no longer want to hang out…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Lucy

September 21, 2021

Meet Lucy Sandor, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Lucy is 11 years old and lives in Caldwell, New Jersey. She loves to skateboard and play her ukulele. As a…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Ethan

September 21, 2021

Meet Ethan Zhang, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Ethan is 9 years old and lives in McLean, Virginia. He loves realistic fiction books, hates movie spoilers, and hopes to…

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Saving Monarchs

September 17, 2021

In the 1980s, about 4.5 million monarchs spent winter on the coast of California and northern Mexico every year. “There would be these forests full of monarch butterflies looking like leaves on trees,” Elizabeth Crone told TIME for Kids. Crone…

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Mapping Coral Reefs

September 17, 2021

Scientists have completed the first detailed online map of the world’s coral reefs. The Allen Coral Atlas was made using more than 2 million satellite images. It provides data for conservationists working to protect these delicate ecosystems. Coral reefs are…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

September 17, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Afton Campbell talks to Jaime Joyce about this week's cover story, "Saving Monarchs." Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast.…

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Blastoff!

September 16, 2021

The Inspiration4 mission has officially begun. On Thursday, September 15, at just after 8:00 p.m. ET, four civilian astronauts blasted off from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. This is the first time an all-civilian crew has gone into orbit. The…

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Teen Tennis Takeover

September 16, 2021

Emma Raducanu, 18, won the Grand Slam women’s final at the U.S. Open on September 11. The tennis player from the United Kingdom beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6–4, 6–3. 
It was the first time since 1999 that two teens…