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Pictures of 2021

December 10, 2021

There’s no question that 2021 was as momentous as 2020. Like last year, this one was defined by wildfires and protests for social justice. And around the world, the pandemic continues. But 2021 was also the year the world moved…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

December 10, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero talks to Stephen Blue about this week's cover story, "Pictures of 2021." Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains…

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World

Volcanic Eruption

December 10, 2021

The tallest volcano on Java, an island in Indonesia, erupted on December 4. Mount Semeru shot clouds of ash and smoke 40,000 feet into the air, darkening the sky. Hot gas and lava killed at least 34 people. Others are…

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Paddling in Paris

December 9, 2021

On December 5, the 11th Nautic Paddle, the world’s largest paddleboard race, took place in Paris, France. About 1,000 competitors raced on the river Seine.

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Science

That's Why

December 9, 2021

Why does a squirrel have a bushy tail? It’s for. . . A. storing nuts. B. keeping up with fashion trends. C. staying warm in winter. The answer is C. When a squirrel is in a…

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Time Off

Kid-Approved

December 8, 2021

Looking for a cool new book this season? TFK Kid Reporters read and reviewed some of the best books of the year. Barb the Last Berzerker: Book 1 Barb of Bailiwick is the last Berzerker of her generation. The rest…

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Community

Catching Up with 2020's Honorees

December 7, 2021

A year has passed since the first TIME Kid of the Year TV special aired on Nickelodeon. We introduced Bellen, Gitanjali, Ian, Jordan, and Tyler, and named Gitanjali the 2020 Kid of the Year. Since then, these kids have been…

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Technology

Best Inventions of 2021

December 3, 2021

Every year, TIME for Kids highlights inventions that are making the world better and a bit more fun. Before adding an invention to the list, we ask ourselves a few questions. How original is the idea? What will its impact…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

December 3, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to Allie Singer about this week's cover story, "Best Inventions of 2021." Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids…

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Health

New Variant

December 3, 2021

Scientists in South Africa have reported a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. The variant, Omicron, has since been found in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Countries have restricted travel from South Africa and several…

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Business

A Sticky Situation

December 2, 2021

The province of Quebec, in Canada, typically produces 70% of the world’s maple syrup. This year, the harvest fell short. So in November, Quebec Maple Syrup Producers announced they would release 50 million pounds of the sweet stuff from their…

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United States

Big Tree

December 2, 2021

A worker studies a burned-out sequoia on November 19. The tree stands in Redwood Mountain Grove, in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. The grove was dev…

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United States

TFK Sits Down with Janet Yellen

December 1, 2021

Janet Yellen is the 78th United States secretary of the treasury. She’s also the first woman to hold the job. TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh interviewed Secretary Yellen in Washington, D.C. cBBiOqDH 1. Could you explain what the U.S. Treasury…

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Science

That's Why

December 1, 2021

Why does an airplane fly? Because. . . A. it doesn’t like to walk. B. it’s lifted by fast-moving air. C. heat from the Earth lifts it up. The answer is B. When an engine pulls a plane forward,…

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At the Movies: Sing 2

November 30, 2021

The band is back together! Sing 2 reassembles the crew of lovable animals from the 2016 animated musical Sing. And it adds a notable new character to the mix: Clay Calloway, a lion who’s a famous musician. Clay is voiced…

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The Best Toys of 2021

November 22, 2021

The best toys of 2021 might make for a magical holiday season. With Magic Mixies, mix up a potion and— poof! —summon a new stuffed pet. With Lego Vidiyo Party, create a music video in real time, wherever you are,…

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Science

That's Why

November 22, 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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Health

TFK Sits Down with Dr. Rochelle Walensky

November 22, 2021

We’ve heard a lot about the CDC—the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. It has given us news, recommendations, and updates as our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet…

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Environment

La narradora

November 12, 2021

Cuando Jane Goodall tenía 6 años, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, ella se despertaba con frecuencia por las sirenas. El sonido advertía que los aviones del enemigo estaban volando sobre su ciudad inglesa. Su hermanita corría hacia el refugio antiaéreo.…

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