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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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TFK Press Club

What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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TFK Press Club

What Does Journalism Mean to You?

August 26, 2022

Break out your press badge and put on your Junior Journalist cap: TFK Press Club is back! (Don’t have a press badge yet? Download one here.) We’re giving you a chance to hone your reporting skills. In each issue, we’ll…

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Science

The Changing Year

August 26, 2022

Every year has four seasons. They are summer, fall, winter, and spring. The weather changes with the season. Read about each season below. Which one do you like best? Summer Summer is the warmest season. Fruit grows on trees.…

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Science

What Causes Seasons?

August 26, 2022

Earth has four seasons. They are summer, fall, winter, and spring. The Earth moves around the sun. One trip takes a year. As it moves, the Earth is tilted. This is what causes the seasons. The equator is an imaginary…

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Community

Jobs at School

August 19, 2022

A school has lots of people working in it. Each person has an important job. Read about some of these jobs below. Getting Kids to School Safely Crossing guards guide students across the street. Bus drivers take students to school.…

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Appreciating Teachers

August 19, 2022

Miguel Cardona was a teacher. Now he is the U.S. Secretary of Education. TIME for Kids asked for his thoughts about teachers. TIME for Kids: What do teachers do? Cardona: Teachers shape lives. They help us become who we…

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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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Science

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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