Time for Kids has been distributed to millions of elementary school students for the last 25 years. However, in light of the coronavirus, Time for Kids will now be available to homes for the first time ever. As the country adjusts to COVID-19 and the school closures that have happened as a result, the Time for Kids digital library will offer both Time for Kids and Your $, each week.
Along with the weekly release of both editions, families will have access to previously published editions from earlier in 2020, as well as a vast array of educational resources and activities. The hope is that Time for Kids will help students to understand the world around them. It offers news as it happens and breaks it down in a way that kids are able to understand.
On March 23, Time for Kids offered a special report on the COVID-19 crisis, which is also available. It includes interviews with health experts, along with information on the effect the coronavirus has had schools, the economy, and other important issues. Resources are included for teachers and parents to simplify conversations about COVID-19 so that children can better understand the current crisis.
Andrea Delbanco, editor in chief of Time for Kids believes that, “kids need and deserve fact-based, trustworthy journalism to help put the world in age-appropriate context.” She went on to say that “In response to the current crisis we are bringing Time for Kids to homes and families to provide access to anyone who needs it.”
Access to Time for Kids will be available to families for at least until the end of the school year. All you need to do is register for your free account. You’ll need to include some basic information including your child’s grade from K to 6th grade. Once you sign up, you’ll be able to find all of the available educational materials on TimeforKids.com.