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Kids Report on COVID-19: Eshaan in Texas

March 18, 2020

We asked our team of TFK Kid Reporters for their perspective on the coronavirus pandemic. Here, TFK Kid Reporter Eshaan Mani, from Houston, Texas, shares his thoughts. “Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic, Says World Health Organization.” These words flashed across my…


Coronavirus Questions?

March 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is a public health emergency. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can infect animals and people. Some cause mild illness, like the common cold, while others can lead to serious illness. The type causing the current…

Media Literacy

Talk to Me

March 12, 2020

Before journalists write a story, they gather facts and details. One way they do this is with interviews. Step one of conducting a successful interview? Research. “You don’t want to arrive at your interview clueless,” TFK Kid Reporter Zara Wierzbowski…


The Big Picture

January 23, 2020

BROOKLYN, New York—A truck that looks like a camera is parked outside of a high school. The vehicle belongs to the Inside Out Project. As part of this art initiative, groups of people all over the world have their portraits…


Royal Exit

January 17, 2020

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the duke and duchess of Sussex, made an announcement on January 8. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members” of the royal family, they wrote on their official Instagram page. The couple said…


Find the Facts

January 16, 2020

More than half of teens learn about the news from social-media sources and YouTube videos. That’s according to a 2019 Common Sense Media survey. But the information on those sites is not always trustworthy. “There’s more misinformation out there than…


The Results Are In!

December 13, 2019

More than half a million votes were cast in the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year poll. Read on to learn about the winner and to see who came in second and third place. First Place: José Andrés…


The Power of Youth

December 13, 2019

It’s been a big year for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. In September, she addressed world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit and rallied some 7 million people worldwide in a global climate strike. Now, she’s been named…


It's Party Time

December 4, 2019

Thirty minutes before the party, volunteers arrive and get to work. They hang a banner and streamers, set up toys, games, and activities, and arrange colorfully wrapped gifts on a table. Soon it’s time to blast the music and welcome…


Crochet Away!

November 26, 2019

“Hello, crochet friends!” That’s how Jonah Larson, 11, starts his popular online crochet tutorials. Jonah lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He has been crocheting since he was 5 years old. Crochet involves looping yarn with a hooked needle to make…