Current Events for Kids – Resources Reviewed

Sometimes it can be difficult to decide how much information is too much for our kids when it comes to keeping them up to date on events happening around the world. Here are a few resources that we have found very useful and family friendly!



The one we use daily is CNN Student News which  is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion Web site are available free of charge daily Aug – May and weekly during June and July. The companion site has loads of extras, like daily discussion questions that are great to practice writing skills and weekly quizzes that are fun for the whole family to see who remembers what from the show.



Another great resources is Youngzine which is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world — in a simple, engaging and interactive manner. Their goal is to help parents and educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world. This is much more than a passive website with news stories written specifically with our young audience in mind, it is a community of children, parents and teachers who recognize the importance of living in this highly interconnected age where our actions have far reaching impact. Children are encouraged to express their views, submit articles, book reviews or travelogues, and all content is moderated by the editorial team.


Scholastic News has a great area of their site called Kids Press Corp which is news for kids by kids!  The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 reporters, ages 10-14, who report on current events, breaking news, entertainment, and sports events from their hometowns across the country.


If you have a favorite resource and would like to share it please do so in the comments section!!!


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avatar About the Author: Gina is a home educating mom since 2007, when her daughter was in 5th grade and could no longer deal with the ridiculous public school system. You can find out more about their journey on their blog – Home Learning Family Going Sane - .

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