Category Archives: News for Kids

People in Paris show support to the newspaper

How to explain the tragedy in Paris to kids

I’d like to take a minute to explain why — and how — News-O-Matic made the choice today to cover the recent event in Paris, France. We did not cover the initial attack on the Charlie Hebdo in Wednesday’s edition. At the time, the news was focused on the killers and the ensuing manhunt. “It’s scary,” our child psychologist, Dr. Ohr, said. But what followed was too important to ignore — the outpouring of support for free speech.

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Avenues students at the United Nations with Russ

Fourth Graders Discover the United Nations — on the U.N.’s Birthday!

What do children know about the United Nations? If you’ve been to an elementary school classroom lately, you know the answer is “not much” (if anything). Given the value that the organization brings to the human race, that’s quite unfortunate.

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Young Syrian Refugees

A Voice from a Syrian Girl

There has been a war inside Syria since March 2011. It has put 5 million children in
danger. More than a million have had to leave the Middle Eastern country to stay safe.
That includes 10-year-old Sham. She had to flee her home in Aleppo, Syria, and she now
lives in the United States. Here is her story.

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Awesome Animal Dads!

Awesome Animal Dads!

Learn about some fabulous fathers from the animal world!

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all the great dads out there. But it’s not just the human dads that deserve some love. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) told News-O-Matic about three awesome animals where the father plays a special role. Check them out — and discover how you can help them!

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