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Ocean Commotion

February 12, 2021

Sound pollution caused by humans is making oceans noisier than ever and harming marine life. That’s according to a new article published in the journal Science. Researchers looked at thousands of studies on ocean sound and its effects on wildlife.…

Science

Little Lizards

February 12, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers found two of…

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From Our Readers...

February 11, 2021

Mrs. Hall’s students at Durham Academy, in North Carolina, shared their feedback and ideas with us. Read what a few of them had to say. I loved the TFK article about rock, paper, scissors (January 15). I use rock, paper,…

Community

Meet an Activist

February 10, 2021

Rebekah Bruesehoff, 14, enjoys playing field hockey, baking, and reading fantasy books. She's also an activist. Rebekah advocates for transgender rights. People who are transgender don't identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. "When I was born, everybody…

Business

Short on Change

February 10, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. When the shops reopened, employees had a problem:…

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Big Win

February 9, 2021

Quarterback Tom Brady, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates his team’s Super Bowl win on February 7. Tampa Bay beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9. This was Tampa Bay’s second victory in the big game. And it was Brady’s seventh…

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Leading the Way

February 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

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Super Bowl Preview

February 3, 2021

The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s championship game. It’s played each year on the first Sunday in February. The host stadium is usually packed with tens of thousands of fans. But this year’s game—between the Kansas City Chiefs…

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TFK Reads: When Life Gives You Mangos

February 2, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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TFK Reads: When You Trap a Tiger

January 25, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

Arts

Inspired Art

January 22, 2021

At first, November 25 seemed like an ordinary Wednesday for Tyler Gordon. But that changed when the 14-year-old artist received an unexpected phone call. Who was it? Kamala Harris, who was then vice president-elect of the United States. Days before…

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Leading America

January 22, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden won the presidential election in November, defeating Donald Trump. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. He…

Opinion

Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 21, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is an important skill. Children are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That writing looks like what you’re reading right now. But…

World

Dancing Lions

January 21, 2021

This time of year, you might see lions roaming the streets. They prance, wriggle, and rear up on two legs as drums beat and cymbals clash. Have no fear: These aren’t real lions. They’re dancers in colorful costumes, celebrating a…

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Let's Talk! With Cynthia Leitich Smith

January 21, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou spoke with Cynthia Leitich Smith, editor of the new book Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids. Here’s part of their conversation. 1. Tell me about the book. Ancestor Approved is a collection of short stories…

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Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. In his inaugural address, he called for unity. “Today, on…

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If I Were President...

January 19, 2021

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This year, many of the inaugural activities are taking place online. One of them is a special livestream for students and families…

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TFK Reads: A Dog-Friendly Town

January 19, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

History

MLK Day

January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a day to remember and honor the great Civil Rights leader. On this day, many Americans volunteer at shelters, schools, hospitals, and other community organizations…

Health

Vaccine Trackers

January 15, 2021

As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways, analysts watched every aspect of its journey. They could see the stops the driver made. They knew the weather outside. Most important, they knew the condition of the precious…

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