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Time for Kids Explains

Kid reporters from Time for Kids magazine bring you the news of the week, with stories, interviews, quizzes, games, and more!

Season 1

1 - Special Episode: Pandemics (23 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan and Lexi explore pandemics of the past to provide a better understanding of the who, what, when, where, why and how behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 - Week of August 31, 2020 (12 min)

Kid reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk about education, a kid's homegrown charity, and animal elections, along with other news from the September 4, 2020 issue.

3 - Week of September 7, 2020 (12 min)

TFK Kid Reporters Lexi and Eshaan talk about young people who are standing up for their beliefs, women who changed the world, and other news from the September 11, 2020 issue.

4 - Week of September 14, 2020 (11 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk about bird-friendly architecture, have a debate on the U.S. voting age, plus other news from the September 18, 2020 issue.

5 - Week of September 21, 2020 (12 min)

TFK Kid Reporters Lexi and Eshaan talk about the race for a Coronavirus vaccine, learn about the beliefs we might not even know we have, and more from the September 25, 2020 issue.

6 - Week of September 28, 2020 (13 min)

TFK Kid Reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk about the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, take a quiz about a cool invention, and decide if an aquarium story is fishy, plus other news from the October 2, 2020 issue.

7 - Week of October 5, 2020 (10 min)

In this special episode, Eshaan and Lexi introduce the new class of TFK Kid Reporters!

8 - Week of October 12, 2020 (11 min)

Kid Reporters Lexi and Eshaan discuss the 2020 election and find out if a pepperoni shortage is Fact or Fishy, plus other news from the October 16, 2020 issue.

9 - Week of October 19, 2020 (12 min)

Kid Reporter Miguel joins Eshaan and Lexi in this Space-themed epsiode, featuring news from the October 23, 2020 issue.

10 - Week of October 26, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporter Jeremy joins Eshaan and Lexi as they discuss seaweed and climate change, athletes and activism, and other news from the October 30, 2020 issue.

11 - Week of November 2, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan, Lexi, Miguel, and Jeremy discuss how journalists cover political campaigns, explore the history of voting rights, and review a book about activism at school in this Election-themed episode.

12 - Week of November 9, 2020 (10 min)

Kids Reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk to a TFK reporter about the challenges of reporting on breaking election news and we hear how TFK Kid Reporters are feeling this week as they watch the election process.

13 - Week of November 16, 2020 (14 min)

Kids Reporters Miguel and Lexi learn about President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, have a debate about movie theaters, plus more news from the November 20, 2020 issue.

14 - Week of November 23, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporter Afton joins Eshaan to host this Thanksgiving-themed episode, featuring a quiz about pumpkins, profiles of some Hometown Heroes making a difference in their communities, and TFK Kid Reporters reflecting on what they are grateful for this year.

15 - Week of December 7, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporters Abby, Miguel, and Victoria learn about some amazing finalists for the Kid of the Year Contest, see whether a half a Christmas tree is Fact or Fishy, and review the new Croods movie, plus more news from the December 11, 2020 issue.

16 - Week of December 14, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan, Afton, and Lexi learn about the science of kindness, take a Hot Seat quiz about women's suffrage, and investigate an icy Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the December 18, 2020 issue.

17 - Week of January 18, 2021 (10 min)

In this special inauguration week episode, TFK Executive Editor Jaime Joyce shares some context for the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and TFK Reporters tell us what they would do in their first 100 days in office.

18 - Week of January 25, 2021 (15 min)

Kid Reporters Abby, Eshaan, and Jeremy talk to kid artist Tyler Gordon, take a Hot Seat quiz about lion dancing, and debate about whether cursive writing should be taught in school, plus more news from the January 29, 2021 issue.

19 - Week of February 15, 2021 (11 min)

Kid Reporters Lexi, Pranav, and Afton learn about the poet Amanda Gorman, take a hot seat quiz about the U.S. coin shortage, and share some book recommendations for Black History Month, plus more news from the February 19, 2021 issue.

20 - Week of February 22, 2021 (16 min)

Kid Reporters Miguel and Abby learn about how athletes are training for the upcoming Olympic Games, take a Hot Seat quiz on PPE and find out if a moose story is Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the February 26, 2021 issue.

21 - Week of March 1, 2021 (12 min)

In this special food-themed episodes, Kid Reporters Afton and Jeremy learn about meat grown in a lab, take a fruit-filled Hot Seat Quiz, and bake some biscotti, along with other tasty news.

22 - Week of March 8, 2021 (15 min)

Kid Reporters Pranav and Abby learn about how museums are collecting pandemic artifacts and go for awe walks in their neighborhoods, plus more news from the March 12, 2021 issue.

23 - Week of March 15, 2021 (12 min)

In this STEAM themed episode, Kid Reporters Miguel and Abby learn about algorithm artwork, computer programmer Grace Hopper and find out if an asteroid article is Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the March 19, 2021 issue.

24 - Week of March 22, 2021 (11 min)

Kid reporters Jeremy, Afton, and Abby learn about the new Mars rover, do an experiment to see how animals communicate, and review the new Tom & Jerry movie, plus more news from the March 26, 2021 issue.

25 - Week of March 29, 2021 (16 min)

In this special animal-themed episode, Kid Reporters Miguel, Abby, and Sophia learn about new technologies for service dogs, profile a hometown hero helping cats in her community, and hang around with bats, plus more wild news.

26 - Week of April 12, 2021 (14 min)

Kid reporters Afton, Abby, Jeremy, and Ian are all about Earth Day in this week's episode as they explore gardening, take a Hot Seat quiz about endangered animals, and debate ways to encourage recycling, plus more news from the April 12, 2021 issue.

27 - Week of April 19, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Afton and Miguel talk to the owner of a cookie company who's making a big difference in her community, find out if rumors of a Disneyland move are Fact or Fishy, and meet Miguel's Hometown Hero, plus more news from the April 19, 2021 issue.

28 - Week of April 26, 2021 (14 min)

Kid reporters Jeremy and Abby talk about the rise in bias attacks against Asian Americans, take a Hot Seat Quiz about 15-minute cities, and review some great books by AAPI writers, plus more news from the April 26, 2021 issue.

29 - Special: Need for Speed (14 min)

In this special episode, Kid Reporters Miguel and Abby talk about all things speedy, from an interview with a rollercoaster designer, to a Hot Seat quiz about superfast elevators, to a conversation about maglev trains.

30 - Special: Welcome to Summer (9 min)

In this special episode, Kid Reporters Afton and Jeremy greet the summer with a celebration of some amazing teachers, a debate about whether summer reading should be required, and a fun outdoor activity that's right on time.

31 - Special: The Tokyo Olympics (11 min)

In this special episode, Kid Reporters Miguel and Afton take a hot seat quiz about new Olympic sports, learn about the extraordinary life of American sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and discuss Kid Reporters' favorite Olympic events.

Season 2

0 - Time for Kids Explains trailer (1 min)

Hear the scoop from the Time for Kids kid reporters as they deliver news, reviews, games and more.

1 - Week of August 30, 2021 (11 min)

Kid reporters Abby and Jeremy hear about kid and teacher reactions as they head back to school, learn about a 5-year-old Appalachian trail hiker, figure out if hip hop-loving belugas are Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the September 3, 2021 issue.

2 - Week of September 6, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Jeremy and Afton talk about an upswing in visitors to the National Parks and take a Hot Seat Quiz that's totally buggin' out, plus more news from the September 10, 2021 issue.

3 - Week of September 13, 2021 (13 min)

In this week's episode, kid reporters Abby and Miguel learn about the all-civilian space mission blasting off on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, with details from the September 17, 2021 issue.

4 - Week of September 20, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Afton and Miguel learn about a project to help save monarch butterflies and have a debate about kid-run businesses, plus more news from the September 24, 2021 issue.

5 - Week of September 27, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Abby and Jeremy talk about how climate change is affecting Australia's Great Barrier Reef and take a very poopy Hot Seat Quiz, plus more news from the October 1, 2021 issue.

6 - Week of October 11, 2021 (12 min)

Kid reporters Migel and Afton discuss how top athletes are speaking out about the importance of mental health and take a Hot Seat quiz about travelling to outer space, plus more news from the October 15, 2021 issue.

7 - Week of October 18, 2021 (15 min)

Kid Reporters Jeremy and Abby talk about how NFTs are creating new opportunities for digital artists and take a Hot Seat quiz that's totally bananas, plus more news from the October 22, 2021 issue.

8 - Week of October 25, 2021 (10 min)

Kids reporters Miguel and Afton discuss strategies to fight deforestation and take a Hot Seat quiz about boardgames, plus more news from the October 29, 2021 issue.

9 - Week of November 8, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Jeremy and Abby discuss a court case featuring questions about animal rights and take a Hot Seat quiz about a sweet snack, plus more news from the November 12, 2021 issue.

10 - Week of November 15, 2021 (12 min)

Kid reporters Afton and Miguel learn about Dr. Jane Goodall and the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, plus more news from the November 19, 2021 issue. Time for Kids Explains will be back on December 6th, 2021.

11 - Week of December 6, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Abby and Jeremy learn about the best inventions of 2021, take a Hot Seat quiz about even more inventions, and hear kid reporter Creedence's review of the new movie Sing 2, plus more news from the December 10, 2021 issue.

12 - Week of December 13, 2021 (13 min)

Kid reporters Miguel and Abby discuss the 2021 Year in Pictures special issue, take a Hot Seat quiz on the best holiday toys, and hear book reviews from kid reporters Via and Lucy, plus more news from the December 17, 2021 issue.

13 - Week of January 10, 2022 (13 min)

Kid reporters Afton and Jeremy learn about lab-grown meat and take a Hot Seat quiz about electric buses, plus more news from the January 14, 2022 issue.

14 - Week of January 17, 2022 (13 min)

Kid reporters Miguel and Gabri learn about drone delivery services and take a Hot Seat quiz about protecting the oceans, plus more news from the January 21, 2022 issue.

15 - Week of January 24, 2022 (13 min)

Kid reporters Abby and David learn about the importance of protecting kids' mental health, offer tips to feel better during a tough time and highlight a Hometown Hero, plus more news from the January 28, 2022 issue.

16 - Week of February 14, 2022 (13 min)

Kid reporters Afton and Ronak learn about Time For Kid’s Kid of the Year, take a Hot Seat quiz about NASA’s new class of astronauts, hear about a new book to read, plus more news from the February 18, 2022 issue

17 - Week of February 21, 2022 (13 min)

Kid reporters David and Lucy talk about Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, share pros and cons of a new high school basketball league, learn how a soccer ball design helps young refugees, plus more news from the February 25, 2022 issue

18 - Week of March 7, 2022 (16 min)

Kid reporters Lucy and Ronak learn about the crisis in Ukraine, debate screen time limits for kids, and hear kid reporter Lauryn's interview with the star of the movie "Turning Red", plus more news from the March 11, 2022 issue

19 - Week of March 14, 2022 (16 min)

Kid reporters Abby and David learn about the metaverse, take a Hot Seat quiz about life on Mars, hear a special report from kid reporter Naveah, share a book recommendation, plus more news from the March 18, 2022 issue

20 - Week of March 21, 2022 (15 min)

Kid reporters Lucy and David learn about a chef who has an inventive solution for food waste, take a Hot Seat quiz about baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, hear a book recommendation from kid reporter Creedence, plus more news from the March 25, 2022 issue

21 - Week of April 11, 2022 (16 min)

In this special Earth Day episode, kid reporters Gabri, Lucy and Ronak learn about Finland's plan to eliminate waste, interview a teen environmental activist and hear a kid report on composting, plus more news from the April 15, 2022 issue

22 - Week of April 18, 2022 (15 min)

Kid reporters David and Ronak learn about support for local bookstores, debate mental health days for students, and hear kid reporter Lucy's interview with Idris Elba, star of "Sonic the Hedgehog 2", plus more news from the April 22, 2022 issue

23 - Week of April 25, 2022 (12 min)

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Kid reporters Ronak and Gabri learn about Peptoc, a public art project started by two teachers, celebrate the favorite teachers of their fellow TFK kid reporters, learn about the meaning of sunflowers in Ukraine, plus more news from the April 29, 2022 issue