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Time For Kids launches a free digital library to help families while schools are closed

Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 26, 2020

As students across the nation continue to stay home from school due to COVID-19, multiple education companies are stepping in to offer free resources to keep kids learning.

From educational videos to full classes, there is a plethora of free content online. And now, you can add Time Magazine to the list.

Time for Kids is launching a new, free digital library that will bring the school-based publication to homes for the first time ever. The publication has been providing journalism to millions of students in elementary and middle school classrooms for 25 years but has remained a publication for schools — until now.

The digital editions featured in the free library will allow children to flip through content in the same way they do with print editions. The first issue will be a special report on COVID-19 and will include resources for teachers and families to facilitate important conversations and to help children better understand current events.

TIME for Kids

The library will provide access to four grade-specific editions of one new issue each week, along with a complete library of all previously published editions from 2020 and additional educational resources and activities.

Time for Kids’ content will be available in multiple formats, including printable PDFs and published online articles. Made possible by Google, AT&T, HP and PwC Charitable Foundation, the content will be free for the rest of the school year.

To get started, just visit Time’s website and select the appropriate grade level for your kids, which will be K-1, 2, 3-4 or 5-6. Then, fill out the form with your email address, name, school name and location and you will now have full access to the content.


Other free resources being offered right now include Babbel, which is offering free language education lessons to K-12 and college students, and Scholastic, which has a “Learn at Home” website with daily courses for students in pre-kindergarten to ninth grade. Find other options here.

What are your children doing to keep their minds sharp during these school closures?

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