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Kid-Friendly News Sites To Keep Curious Minds In The Know

Get the scoop on the latest trending stories around the world — and get ready to rock that social studies quiz.

Maria Bailey and Sarah Burns

It’s hard enough for grown-ups to keep up with the news these days, so perhaps it’s inevitable that little news seekers are going to have a lot of questions! Luckily, there are plenty of high-quality, trustworthy news sites geared towards kids looking to stay informed and in the loop on current events. Check out these age-appropriate news sources that offer both national and global perspectives!

TIME for Kids

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For the latest on national, world, and aww-inducing-animal news, look no further than TIME for Kids. The news site from the same award-winning editorial team that creates TIME magazine inspires young readers to join the national conversation on current topics. With grade-specific digital editions released each week, from K-1 to grade 6, plus engaging games and polls for an interactive experience, digesting the news has never been easier. 

Go to TIME for Kids to get access to quality journalism for kids that you can trust!

BBC Newsround

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Keep informed about our friends across the pond (and the rest of the world!) by checking out BBC Newsround. The news outlet has been helping kids make sense of the world since 1972 and continues to do so with an online presence geared towards ages 6 to 12 that gives kids access to news and fun facts at their fingertips. Being in the know has never been easier. 

Find out what’s going on in the world by going to BBC Newsround for the latest!

National Geographic Kids 

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Understanding what’s happening on our planet extends beyond what might be trending on typical news sites. National Geographic Kids is your one-stop source for information about all things science, nature, and culture, to provide a great foundational view of the world. From news on climate change and the coronavirus to understanding the job of the president, there’s a variety of articles for kids aged 6 and up!

Head on over to National Geographic Kids for news that is informative and fun!

Kidspost

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Brought to you by The Washington Post, Kidspost is a trusted source of good quality journalism little readers can rely on. From political news trending nationally to international headlines across the world to feel-good articles we all need for the soul, children ages 7 to 13 will be keeping grown-ups in check on current events in no time!

Get ready to absorb the latest trending news stories like a sponge over at Kidspost

DOGO News 

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If you’re looking for digestible, short, punchy news articles, DOGO News has you covered! Kids can search by grade level — Kindergarten to grade 12 — or category, including science, sports, current events, and fun (yes, that’s a category!).

Get your news and fast over at DOGO News.

News for Kids 

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News for Kids understands that knowing where to start with current events can be a little mind-boggling! That’s why each of their news stories features pictures to help you visualize the story, plus all the background information you need to help you understand. Their slogan is “real news, told simply,” and that is precisely what you get.

Staying informed is simple over at News for Kids.

Space Scoop

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You may know just where to go for the latest in world news, but how about news from out of this world? Space Scoop is an astronomy news website, sharing fascinating stories about space missions, explorations, findings, and more, that are easy to read and understand for young space enthusiasts! Better yet, all of these incredible stories can be translated into 33 different languages. The site also features podcasts, making it even easier for you to explore the many wonders of the universe and make new discoveries.

Never miss the latest Space Scoop again! 

Smithsonian Tween Tribune

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How do you mummify a body? Why do we love junk food? Why do we sneeze? Get the answers you’ve always been searching for over at Smithsonian Tween Tribune! The news site covers everything from science, history, and current events, with a fun and exciting twist. Search articles by grade level, from K1 to grade 12, and even translate your stories to Spanish.

Discover jaw-dropping facts over at Smithsonian Tween Tribune and drop them in conversation over dinner!

Youngzine 

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Looking for bite-sized news that is just straight facts? Youngzine sparks curiosity among young readers by writing wholesome, engaging, and unbiased news stories about everyone and everything shaping our world! In addition to reading interesting news stories, kids can also contribute their own words to the Youngzine community.

Learn what’s making headlines and join the conversation at Youngzine.

Inside Science 

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Does science make you tick? A news service from the American Institute of Physics brings young readers the latest exciting research and discoveries in the world of science. Stories are written from a variety of perspectives and voices, meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy — be it incredible findings about our earth, groundbreaking discoveries in physics, or the latest technological innovations that are shaping our world.

Get the latest in news science from the source at Inside Science.

CNN 10

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Aimed at middle school and high school students, CNN 10 is an on-demand digital news show that features three to four news stories, some trivia, and a funny viral clip to keep explanation seekers in the know.

Stay informed about the latest global news by watching their daily 10-minute news segments over on CNN 10

The Week Junior

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Stimulate the curiosity of students ages 8 to 14 by introducing them to a resource that helps them stay informed about the latest news of the week. As the name would suggest, The Week Junior is a magazine published weekly that encourages kids to read and discuss what’s making headlines with their peers, parents, and teachers. 

Covering everything from current affairs, science, and nature to entertainment and sports, The Week Junior is your one-stop shop for the latest goings on in the world.

NYT Learning Network

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Navigating the news can be quite tricky for anyone, let alone young readers who want to start. NYT Learning Network guides kids through their news site, offering activities for students, including writing prompts, quizzes, and films to keep them engaged. The site also includes a wide range of articles, including opinion pieces and stories on current affairs aimed at middle to high school students and above. 

Access award-winning journalism that young readers can enjoy over on NYT Learning Network.

The Juice

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Becoming a critical thinker starts with staying informed about today’s current events. Enter The Juice, which sparks engagement and curiosity among young readers with highly engaging and informative content. 

Feel empowered to contribute to discussions about current affair events by reading the latest headlines on The Juice

Newsela

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Newsela makes news more accessible to kids of all reading abilities ages 13 and above! Change the reading level to find an age-appropriate news article that keeps students connected with the world. You can even take quizzes to test reading comprehension. 

Build your reading skills through leveled articles over on Newsela

Updated February 2022