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Heart of a Champion

April 25, 2019

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, known as Tani, is 8 years old. Nearly two years ago, he fled northern Nigeria with his parents and brother, fearful of attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram. When the family arrived in the United States, a…


Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 11, 2019

Earth Day is April 22. On this day, people around the world focus on environmental issues. But you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to take action. You can improve our planet every day of the year. TIME for…


Nobel Nomination

March 21, 2019

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. If she wins, Greta will be the youngest-ever recipient of the award. In August 2018, Greta began staging frequent sit-ins outside the Swedish parliament.…


Water Run

December 4, 2018

Addyson Moffitt is an 8-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri. Maurine Chelagat is a 9-year-old from a village in Kenya called Bartabwa. It might not seem as if the girls have much in common, but when they met at a dinner…

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A Teen's Tribute

November 2, 2018

On Veterans Day 2015, Preston Sharp, then 10 years old, went to visit his grandfather’s grave at a cemetery in Redding, California. George Sharp was a U.S. Navy veteran. To honor his memory, Preston placed flowers and an American flag…


Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 7, 2018

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a…


Science with Nate

June 22, 2018

Eight-year-old Nate Butkus remembers what sparked his curiosity about the universe. “I first got interested when I saw a picture of Uranus,” Nate told TIME for Kids, referring to the seventh planet from the sun. But it wasn’t just space…


Brainstorming a Business

June 21, 2018

Have you ever chewed a piece of gum only to be disappointed when it lost its flavor after a few minutes? If so, you’re not alone. A group of students from Emerson Elementary School, in Oakland, California, also find…

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Can You Spell "Champion"?

June 4, 2018

Karthik Nemmani took an unusual path to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But on May 31, the 14-year-old walked out as its champion. Karthik didn’t win his regional or his county spelling bee. In the past, that would have…


Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 5, 2018

You don’t have to be a superhero to help the environment. Even small, simple actions can add up to big change. People around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22. But anyone—including kids—can work to help the Earth…