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TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. TFK was founded in 1995. We offer four grade-specific editions. Edition K-1 and Edition 2 publish 28 issues per year, with magazines arriving in a monthly bundle. Each issue gets students excited about reading and helps build early literacy skills. Edition 3-4 and Edition 5-6 publish 24 weekly issues. The magazines build informational reading skills and help students better understand our complex world and become informed and active citizens.

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Science

Seeds on the Move

April 21, 2022

Most plants start as a seed. Plants spread their seeds. This helps them find new places to grow. Here are ways seeds travel. Blowing in the Wind Some seeds are very light. Some are shaped like wings. Seeds like this…

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Watch it Grow!

April 20, 2022

Plants grow in stages. Follow the arrows to learn about their life cycle. 1. A seed is planted. A seed needs soil to grow in. It needs water and sunlight, too. 2. The seed sprouts. The shell of a seed…

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Community

What is that Sign?

March 25, 2022

Street signs and markings are all around us. It is important to pay attention to them. They help keep us safe. Learn about some of them here. Safe to Cross Crosswalks tell us where to cross the street. Wait Your…

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On the Move

March 25, 2022

How do roads appear? It is not by magic. A transportation engineer plans them. Yung Koprowski is a transportation engineer. “We make it safer and easier for people to travel,” she told TIME for Kids. Koprowski runs a company…

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Science

He Loves Bugs

March 24, 2022

Meet Samuel Ramsey. His nickname is Dr. Sammy. He is an entomologist. That is a person who studies insects. Read on to learn about Dr. Sammy’s job. Hard at Work Dr. Sammy works for the United States Department of Agriculture.…

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Three Favorites

March 24, 2022

It is hard for Dr. Sammy to pick which insect he likes best. He has so many favorites! Here are a few of them. Honeybee Honeybees sip nectar from flowers. Bees live in colonies. They communicate with one another by…

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Community

Check the Library!

March 23, 2022

Libraries let you borrow books. Many neighborhoods have their own library. Many schools have a library. Take a look at what is at the library. Rows of Books Libraries have all kinds of books. There are sections for fiction and…

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Community

Tiny Libraries

March 23, 2022

Not every library is in a big building. Some libraries are very small. A Little Free Library can be the size of a birdhouse! Some little libraries are even built in the trunks of old trees. A Little Free Library lets…

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World

How We Eat

March 10, 2022

People eat with different tools. Here are a few of them. Which do you use most often? Fork This fork has four prongs. You poke them into food to pick it up. You can also use a fork to…

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World

Pass the Rice

March 10, 2022

People all over the world eat rice. Different countries have their own rice dishes. Below are five dishes from different parts of the world. Which would you like to try? Jambalaya is from the United States. Jambalaya is popular…

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