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Do Kids Need Homework?

January 19, 2023

We knew this question would spark lively debate among readers. School is a big part of life, not just for kids but for their families and for educators, too. Everyone has an opinion about what’s best for students. And they…

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Should Kids Have Smartphones?

November 10, 2022

Take a look at this photo. Remind you of anyone? Chances are, it does. According to Common Sense Media, 43% of kids 8 to 12 now own a smartphone. Is that a good thing? Many young people tell TIME for…

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Space

Do We Still Need to Send People into Space?

September 8, 2022

Did you know that humans haven’t walked on the lunar surface since the Apollo 17 mission, in 1972? With NASA’s Artemis missions, astronauts could soon be on the moon again—and eventually on Mars. Artemis I will take an Orion spacecraft…

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Should Schools Have Mental Health Days?

April 15, 2022

In December, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put out an urgent health advisory. He warned that children’s mental health was in crisis. He asked for help from many different sources, including schools. Schools help protect kids’ mental health in…

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IN THE ZONE Video games are a popular form of entertainment. But some people think kids spend too much time staring at screens.

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Should Governments Regulate Screen Time?

March 3, 2022

In fall 2021, the United States Senate held a hearing about Facebook. Senators discussed whether the platform is harmful for younger users. Senator Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, suggested that national screen-time limits could protect kids. He referenced something that took…

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Debate

Should Zoos Still Exist?

November 4, 2021

Happy, an Asian elephant, lives at the Bronx Zoo, in New York City. But the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says the zoo doesn’t provide the space and socialization that Happy needs. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo to court.…

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Space

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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Debate

Should Summer Reading Be Mandatory?

June 7, 2021

Reading is fun! But should it be required? Many kids are assigned books to read over the summer. Some people say summer reading keeps kids’ minds sharp. Others say kids need a break. Here, TIME for Kids readers weigh in.…

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Environment

Grow Your Own Garden

April 8, 2021

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Starting a new one from scratch might seem daunting. But with a little planning and a few tips, you’ll be growing in no time. One of the most important things to remember when…

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Should People Be Rewarded for Recycling?

April 6, 2021

Boots is a company with stores throughout the United Kingdom. It sells health and beauty products. In September 2020, Boots launched a program that rewards customers for recycling empty product packaging. Participants get points they can use toward store purchases.…

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