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That's Why

September 16, 2021

Why are tennis balls fuzzy? So they... A) feel like a hug. B) don't go too fast or bounce too far. C) don't scratch the court. Tennis balls are made of rubber. Without a felt covering, they would bounce too…

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What Do You Think?

September 16, 2021

TIME for Kids spotted this lemonade stand in Beacon, New York, last month. Lucas (left) and Abe let us snap a photo. Have you seen something that you read about in TFK? Tell us! Send your photos, drawings, or thoughts…

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Taking a Stand

September 15, 2021

Last year, a 9-year-old boy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, set up a lemonade stand. He got lots of customers. “They all took a sip of lemonade and either gave a thumbs-up or said it was really good!” he told TIME for…

Business

Should Kids Run Businesses?

September 15, 2021

Running a business can be both complicated and rewarding. Should kids be allowed to take on that task? Some say running a business lets kids earn money and learn how to manage it. It’s never too early to pick up…

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A Lively Adventure

September 14, 2021

Vivo is a new animated musical. It’s out now in theaters and on Netflix. The title character is a kinkajou. That’s a rainforest mammal also known as a honey bear. In the film, Vivo spends his days playing music in…

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Her Turn at Bat

September 14, 2021

In Fast Pitch, by Nic Stone, 12-year-old Shenice Lockwood is captain of a softball team: the Fulton Firebirds. It’s the first all-Black team in Georgia’s Dixie Youth Softball Association. Shenice is determined to take her team to the championship. But…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Lauryn

September 14, 2021

Meet Lauryn Chew, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Lauryn is 13 years old and lives in Irvine, California. She loves to Rollerblade with her friends and do ballet. Lauryn…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet David

September 14, 2021

Meet David Murtagh, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. David is 11 years old and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. He likes to play the piano and ride his bike. David…

Technology

Inside the Crew Dragon

September 10, 2021

How do you fly a SpaceX Crew Dragon? Climb aboard, strap yourself in, close the hatch, and fly into space. The Dragon takes care of everything, so relax and enjoy the ride. Unless something goes wrong. And in space, something…

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The Kid Report: Inside the Crew Dragon

September 10, 2021

The story “Inside the Crew Dragon”—about the Inspiration4 mission—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Neela Sembroski, 9, is the daughter of Inspiration4 astronaut Chris Sembroski. Below, she shares her perspective with TFK readers. Let me start at…

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TFK Explains: Inspiration4

September 10, 2021

This month, four civilian astronauts are scheduled to launch into orbit aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Their mission is called Inspiration4. Here’s what you need to know about this historic moment in space travel. Where is the crew going?…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

September 10, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to Jeffrey Kluger about the Inspiration4 mission. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast. To hear the…

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Take a Spin

September 9, 2021

Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman rides the multi-axis trainer at Space Camp, in Huntsville, Alabama, in July. The machine gives people a feel for what it’s…

Meet the Crew

September 9, 2021

Three people will work alongside Jared Isaacman on the Inspiration4 mission. Find out below how they were chosen to make the journey and what they hope to achieve. Sian Proctor Sian Proctor, 51, is a geosciences professor at South Mountain…

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A Look at the Dragon

September 8, 2021

The SpaceX Crew Dragon is nearly 27 feet tall. A powerful rocket lifts it into space. Dragon made its first crewed flight in 2020. It will carry Inspiration4 astronauts to space this month. Read on to learn about the parts…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Creedence

September 7, 2021

Meet Creedence Peterson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Creedence is 12 years old and lives in New York City. He loves to build Lego sets, swim, and play flag…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Orlie

September 7, 2021

Meet Orlie Weitzman, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Orlie is 12 years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. In her spare time, she likes to read, write stories and…

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Crowd Control

September 3, 2021

Hugh Kim, of New York City, started planning his family’s summer vacation in March. One destination topped the list: Glacier National Park, in Montana. Kim reserved tickets online. He had to do it quickly. “There were around 4,000 tickets available…

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