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TFK Goes to Comic Con

October 21, 2021

Earlier this month, Pikachu and Captain Marvel posed for a picture. It wasn’t a Halloween party. It was New York Comic Con! The four-day event kicked off at the Javits Center, in New York City, on October 7. Comic conventions…

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Business

Game On?

October 20, 2021

During the pandemic, board games became an entertainment lifeline for people stuck at home. Demand for them is still high. But now, the industry is feeling the effects of a global shipping crisis. And this crisis is hitting some companies…

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The Kid Report: Game On?

October 20, 2021

The story “Game On?”—about the impact of the pandemic on the board-game industry—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. TFK Kid Reporter Ethan played board games with his family during the pandemic. He writes about his experience below.…

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Time Off

Best Buds

October 19, 2021

What happens when an awkward middle school boy meets a defective robot? Ron’s Gone Wrong tells the story of an unlikely friendship. It’s between seventh grader Barney Pudowski and his robot, Ron. Jack Dylan Grazer voices the role of…

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Warrior Princess

October 19, 2021

Princess Maya wants nothing more than to be a warrior. But on the day of her quinceañera, or 15th birthday, her wish is turned upside down. An uninvited guest delivers an ultimatum that threatens all of humanity. In Maya and…

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Technology

Digital Art Boom

October 15, 2021

Last year, Jazmine Boykins was posting her artwork online for free. It got plenty of likes, comments, and shares. But it didn’t make much money. That recently changed, thanks to a new technology. Boykins has been selling the same art…

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Health

A Vaccine for Malaria

October 15, 2021

On October 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the first vaccine that helps protect against malaria. The WHO advises that the vaccine, Mosquirix, should be given to children in parts of Africa. Malaria is carried by mosquitoes. It kills…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

October 15, 2021

In this week’s Cover Story Interview, TFK Kid Reporter Jeremy Liew talks to TIME magazine reporter Andrew Chow about his article, “Digital Art Boom.” Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids…

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World

Documenting the Truth

October 14, 2021

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on October 8. Ressa is from the Philippines. Muratov is from Russia. They were recognized for championing freedom of expression in countries where journalists have limited rights. Ressa…

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Science

Suited Up

October 14, 2021

Astronauts walk in the Negev desert, in Israel, on October 10. They are part of AMADEE-20, a simulated Mars mission to train astronauts from Europe and Israel f…

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That's Why

October 14, 2021

Why were computer users afraid of January 1, 2000? They thought. . . A) computers might process 00 as 1900. B) computers would explode. C) computers would start talking. In 1999, tech experts feared that on New Year’s Day 2000,…

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Honoring Soldiers

October 13, 2021

Bill Greason is proud to be a veteran of the United States military. The 97-year-old fought during World War II as one of the first Black Marine recruits. Today, Greason lives in Birmingham, Alabama. “I loved being a Marine,” he…

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The Kid Report: Honoring Soldiers

October 13, 2021

The story “Honoring Soldiers”—about the 100-year anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Matt and Nate Walters are part of a military family. They write about their experience below. Our dad…

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8 Questions for Devorah Heitner

October 12, 2021

Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. TFK Kid Reporter Orlie Weitzman spoke with her about young people and digital media, and recent news involving Instagram Kids. 1. Instagram delayed the…

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Health

A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

This summer, Simone Biles was expected to lead the United States women’s gymnastics team to an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan. But not long into the competition on July 27, Biles left the arena. Soon after she returned, Olympic…

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The Kid Report: A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

I think it’s so cool that Simone Biles is speaking out about her mental health. I’m a kid who sometimes struggles with anxiety. So it’s helpful to know that even famous people and superstrong athletes wrestle with nerves. Often,…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

October 8, 2021

In this week’s Cover Story Interview, TFK Kid Reporter Afton Campbell talks to TIME for Kids magazine journalist Karena Phan about her article, “A Win for Mental Health.” Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from…

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Major Oil Spill

October 8, 2021

A faulty underwater pipeline has leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The leak happened off the coast of California on October 2. The spill may be the largest to occur in California since 2015. An…

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