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The Business of Bees

January 11, 2024

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? For Asli Samanci, who has always been interested in science, a career…

Opinion

Should Libraries Charge Late Fees?

January 10, 2024

Have you ever been fined for returning a book to the library after its due date? It might seem reasonable for libraries to charge late fees. How else would they get anyone to return their books? But the practice could…

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United States

TFK Explains: Primaries and Caucuses

January 5, 2024

Election season begins on January 15, with Iowa’s caucuses. State caucuses and primaries are held before every presidential election. The Republican and Democratic Parties hold them to select a candidate in the general election. TFK explains the differences between primaries…

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World

Early Start

January 5, 2024

Many people celebrate the New Year by staying up late into the night. But this early riser was spotted crossing a footbridge as the sun rose on Seoul, South Kor…

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Community

From Our Readers

January 5, 2024

We love hearing from our readers! Write to us at tfkeditors@time.com. Here’s what some of you are saying. I make stories about a family of potatoes who work together to get through rough times. My friend Leila illustrates them. People…

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Community

Special Delivery

January 4, 2024

Jordyn Perez was about to turn 8 years old when her mom suggested a new way to celebrate her birthday. “What would you think about donating your gifts to a children’s hospital?” her mom said. At first, Jordyn wasn’t sure.…

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Technology

Going Solar

January 3, 2024

One night in May, a group of people gathered around a computer monitor on a rooftop. They were scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The monitor was linked to equipment that could receive transmissions from a satellite. The…

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Community

Mission of the Month: Speak Out

January 3, 2024

Join a community of kids who are making the world a better and brighter place. TFK Service Stars know that even the smallest actions can make a big impact. Mission of the Month Have you noticed a problem or a…

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World

TIME Person of the Year

December 21, 2023

Taylor Swift has been named TIME magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year. You can read more about her in The Taylor Effect and By the Numbers. TIME also acknowledged influential people in other categories. Soccer star Lionel Messi is TIME’s…

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World

Bright Lights

December 21, 2023

The Northern Lights—the aurora borealis—are a natural light display that can be seen near the Earth’s poles. This sighting on December 6 was captured over Kirkj…

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Arts

Kid of the Week: Emma-Grace Kim

December 21, 2023

What motivated you to found ITZArt4you? My sister and I were inspired after our experience performing at a local Title I school in 2021. We enjoyed performing, and the students seemed excited about the music we shared. This led to…

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World

The Taylor Effect

December 21, 2023

When Taylor Swift tells a story, you listen. This one is about a time when she got her heart broken. She was 17. She had booked the biggest opportunity of her life so far, opening for country star Kenny Chesney…

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Time Off

The Eras Tour: By the Numbers

December 21, 2023

Swift’s Eras Tour is making history. It’s set to land on five continents. Each performance is a journey through the star’s 17-year career, with a 40-plus-song set list that pulls from her studio albums. There are also some surprise songs every night.…

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Time Off

What's That Sound?

December 21, 2023

Think of a sound that’s important to you. Got it? Now imagine that sound— poof! —suddenly disappearing from the world. Sound Detectives, presented by actor and TV host LeVar Burton, is a podcast that turns ordinary sounds into epic mysteries.…

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Science

Discovery in Space

December 8, 2023

Astronomers have discovered an unusual solar system near Earth. It’s made up of six planets orbiting a star. What makes this system rare is that the planets’ orbits appear to be coordinated. Scientists compare their movement to a perfectly timed…

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World

Tabletop

December 8, 2023

The Teqball World Championships ended December 3. The sport is a mix of table tennis and kick volleyball. Thailand’s Jutatip Kuntatong won second place in the w…

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TFK Press Club

Who’s Your Pick?

December 7, 2023

Every year, TIME magazine announces a Person of the Year. This recognition goes to someone who has had a lot of influence recently or who represents the year in some way. The title has gone to such people as Elon…

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TFK Press Club

Join the TFK Press Club!

December 7, 2023

Welcome to the TIME for Kids Press Club! We always love to hear from you. Let’s make it official! By joining the TFK Press Club, you'll become a Junior Journalist and be invited to share the stories that matter most…

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