Where can I find news for kids?

Answer

Finding reliable and student friendly news sources can be a challenge. Here are some possible options to get you started:

The Day

Click here for direct access. The publish two articles a day on topics of interest and significance and aim to set the scene for a productive discussion and activities. Stories all come with glossaries, exercises, recommended further reading and a live poll.

btn Behind the News

btn comes out of Australia and is fantastic for age appropriateness and quality of content, however the breadth of coverage can be limited.

The Week Junior (via Pressreader) 

Sign in with your School Gmail account for full access. The Week Junior is a great weekly publication to ignite conversation around current events   (also worth checking out all of their other tweens publications which include a wide langange of languages). All Pressreader Newspapers can be found here.

Kids news in French from Pressreader and in Norwegian

CNN 10 

CNN 10 is a daily news show for students over 13 and other viewers who want to learn about current events and global issues in 10 minutes or less. 

Kids Listen Podcast 

ABC Kids listen is a dedicated 24/7 radio station and on-demand app for kids and their grown-ups, brought to you by the ABC. Apps and info here.

Kidsnuz Podcast 

Kidsnuz engages kids in current events, encourage critical thinking, and spark meaningful conversations.

News Literacy Project

This is an excellent project aiming to build news literacy. The audience is primarily America. Well worth subscribing to the (free) "Sift" newsletter for educators.

Nat Geo Kids

The library provides access to National Geographic Kids via our Gale databases.

NewsRound

Offers daily stories on national, international, sports, entertainment and science news, as well as inspiring stories about children. You can watch the Newsround bulletins and read stories on the website

Dogo News

Their mission is to "To satisfy the innate curiosity of every learner through interesting, engaging, and interactive content that makes learning fun and exciting."

NewsAHoot

Based in India, free, and offers news from around the world.

Twig Science Reporter

Free Science news in collaboration with Imperial College London. 

The Guardian - NewsWise

Loads of useful resources for teachers can be found here.

 

 

  • Last Updated Mar 15, 2024
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