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Computers Do it All

September 10, 2021

Smartphones are computers. Tablets and laptops are too. We use them to talk, work, and play. Let’s look at all that computers can do. Taking Notes Some computer programs are for writing. You can take notes about something you are…

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Technology

Stay Safe Online

September 10, 2021

A computer can be lots of fun. But not everything online is meant for kids. Read these tips for staying safe online. Don’t talk to strangers. Open messages only from people you know. Tell an adult if a stranger tries…

Environment

Hot Zone

September 10, 2021

There are about 1,500 volcanoes in the world that might erupt. Many are in an area around the Pacific Ocean. This is called the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire was made by tectonic plates. Tectonic plates are big…

World

All Kinds of School

September 10, 2021

Kids go to school to learn. Some schools are big. Some are small. Some are near and some are far. What is your school like? Some schools are in the country. Country schools might be far from home. Kids…

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Community

Be a Good Citizen!

September 10, 2021

You can be a good citizen by respecting others. This makes a space feel safe. Here are four rules for a happy classroom. 1. Raise your hand. Don’t call out. 2. Listen carefully. Follow directions 3. Clean up after yourself…

Environment

Ready, Set, Erupt!

August 29, 2021

A volcano is a mountain. It has a hole at the top. Some volcanoes have hot melted rock inside. Learn more about volcanoes below. Volcanoes can erupt. Ash and lava shoot out of a volcano. Lava is hot. It flows…

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Ready, Set, Sail!

July 23, 2021

This spring, 12 sailing teams took part in the first Ocean Race Europe. The race began on May 29. It set off from Lorient, France. Teams spent 22 days at sea. They sailed on the Atlantic Ocean. They also sailed…

Animals

Kids Care About: Sea Turtles

July 23, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou cares about sea turtles. She talked to experts about why these animals are in danger. Learn how you can help. Sea turtles live all over the world. They live near coasts and in open waters.…

Science

A Kid's Best Friend

July 7, 2021

Researchers recently studied the bond between kids and animals. They recruited 30 children and their dogs. The kids brought their dogs to a large, empty room. The kids walked around the space. Sometimes, they paused or changed direction. “The…

United States

First Pets

June 30, 2021

When the First Family moves into the White House, its pets come too. Many animals have lived in the White House. Read on to learn about five presidents and their pets. President Barack Obama Presidential term: 2009–2017 Obama had…

World

Ready to Compete

June 23, 2021

Some of the world’s best athletes will be at the Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Japan. There are four sports new to the Games. Learn about them. Then meet some members of Team U.S.A. Sport Climbing Colin Duffy is 17 years…

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Health

Let's Play

June 14, 2021

Watching the Olympics will inspire you. Summer is a great time to challenge family and neighbors to a little friendly competition. Here are a few ideas. Don’t forget to have fun! Ready, Set, Race There’s nothing more classic than a…

United States

Meet An Athlete

May 21, 2021

The Paralympic Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan. They are for the world’s best athletes who have a disability. Nicky Nieves plays sitting volleyball. She’s on the United States women’s team. She’s a gold medalist. TFK’s Karena Phan spoke…

Business

My Cool Job: Roller Coaster Engineer

May 21, 2021

Larry Chickola is the vice president and chief corporate engineer of Six Flags theme parks. He spoke to TFK’s Rebecca Mordechai about his job. I’ve always loved theme parks. Growing up, I would visit Cedar Point amusement park. That’s in…