Time’s kids-focused educational magazine Time for Kids has partnered with Pinna, an on-demand audio entertainment service for kids, to launch a weekly news podcast called “Time for Kids Explains.”
Andrea Delbanco, editor in chief of Time for Kids, called this moment “a time when kids especially need a variety of media to support all learning styles.”
"This podcast will help kids to better understand the world around them, through the age-appropriate, fact-based information that Time for Kids has provided for 25 years,” she added.
The Time for Kids weekly magazine delivers current events reporting from Time’s global news bureaus to millions of students in elementary and middle-school classrooms across the U.S.
Each episode of the “Time for Kids Explains” podcast is related to the content in each week’s Time for Kids issue. Kid reporters from the magazine will present the news with stories, interviews, quizzes and games.
The partnership between Time for Kids and Pinna was first announced in April.
Pinna is also offering teachers and educators six months of free access to its collection of podcasts, audiobooks and music.
Full episodes are usually available exclusively to Pinna subscribers, who pay $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year, after a 30-day free trial.
The first episode of “Time for Kids Explains” tackles questions kids have about returning to school during the pandemic.
Time for Kids has expanded this year. In July, the brand announced a new newsletter called “Camp TFK” to help parents and kids beat summer boredom while stuck at home.
The newsletter is full of activities, including arts and crafts, sports and games, performance skills, scientific concepts and storytelling.
In May,Time for Kids announced the magazine would soon be available in languages other than English. Its first language edition is in Spanish.
A digital library for the brand was launched in March.