Verona resident Kathy Emanuilidis works in marketing for Time magazine and she wants the community to know that TIME for Kids has launched a free digital library that families, teachers and students can use while they are home schooling during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
TIME for Kids has been supplying journalism to students in elementary school classrooms for 25 years, but this is the first time that it has brought content to students at home. The digital library will provide access to new issues of TIME for Kids and Your $, the financial literacy magazine for kids, each week. TIME for Kids will also make available a complete library of previously published editions from 2020 along with additional educational resources and activities. Each week, the free digital library will offer four grade-specific editions of Time for Kids, including K-1, 2, 3-4, and 5-6.
The first new issue of TIME for Kids in the digital library is a special report on COVID-19. The package includes interviews with health experts and a look at how the pandemic is affecting schools, the economy and more. It will also include resources for teachers and families to both facilitate conversations about coronavirus and to help children better understand the current crisis.
The digital editions featured in the free library allow children to flip through content in the same way they do with print editions, which are actively designed to engage kids. TIME for Kids content will also be available in multiple additional formats, including printable PDFs and published articles on TimeforKids.com, to ensure access for all students. TIME for Kids is also supporting educators with complete access to teaching materials, curriculum guides and weekly virtual learning plans for each issue.
The TIME for Kids free digital library can be found here.