Best News Sources for Kids

Kids want to know about current events, but adult news shows and sites can sometimes be scary, overwhelming, or even boring for a young audience. The websites and apps on this list offer stories of interest to kids and make serious events more digestible. Encourage your kids to find out what's happening in the world!

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LEARNING
Fun, interactive way for kids to learn about the world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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LEARNING
Curated news clips help clarify science, history, and tech.
URL: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn
(2014)
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LEARNING
Warm, optimistic news source delivers current event updates.
URL: http://htekidsnews.com
(2013)
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LEARNING
Stellar news tool connects kids to absorbing leveled reads
URL: https://newsela.com/
(2014)
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LEARNING
Terrific news/info resource boosts brain power.
URL: http://timeforkids.com
(2007)
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LEARNING
Super news site supports learning, contribution, community.
URL: http://www.youngzine.org/
(2014)
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LEARNING
Interactive, kid-friendly news source gives kids the scoop.
URL: http://www.dogonews.com/
(2014)
LEARNING
Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
URL: http://magazines.scholastic.com/
(2011)
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LEARNING
Trustworthy tween news site has cool classroom component.
URL: http://www.tweentribune.com
(2012)
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Excellent current events coverage for tweens and teens.
URL: http://www.nicknews.com
(2009)
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LEARNING
NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news, discussion.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/learning
(2011)
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Find articles online from Scholastic's many publications.
URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.html
(2009)