News Sites for Kids

Best News Sites for Kids

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The Internet Public Library

The IPL has online newspapers from around the world and throughout the United States. Have students find and read editorials and share them with the class identifying the editor’s point of view in each one.

Headline Spot for Kids

A collection of news sites for kids. Links are divided into sections, including Top News Stories, News by Kids, Sports, Science and Environment. Can search locally.


Time for Kids Online

This popular weekly news magazine is presented to many classrooms in the U.S. and their Web site has much more information. This site offers the top news headlines with easy to understand background material, plus information that kids want to know about like interviews with authors, homework help and games that test your knowledge


From the Washington Post, a news site just for kids. This site goes in depth into what important events are happening in the U.S. and includes fun for kids too. You will find birthdays of the week, this week in history, plus fun articles for kids that answers their questions.           

CNN Student News

CNN has a site devoted to kids news. You can even watch today's edition of Student News online if you miss it on TV. Each story is presented with clear information and also includes discussion topics for classrooms.

Scholastic News

Scholastic has a kids news site that includes lesson plans, reproducibles, and teachers aids for teachers. The sections for kids includes news, special reports, vote now!, games and quizzes, movies, TV, music and sports. I really like the way the information is presented on this site because it takes the current event and expands on it to teach kids about the event - not just the latest headline.