Lingo Likes: Current Events for Kids!

When media outlets provide current events for kids in a way they can understand, they become a site we like!  That’s why the site Lingo likes this week is Youngzine.  Here’s more about them from their website.


“You might have wondered as we did – is there a safe, well-lit web site for children where they can learn about current events around the world without the bias, sensationalism and often inappropriate content in mainstream media? When our quest did not yield anything, we decided to start one.

Youngzine 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. Our goal is to help parents and educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world. Along with news stories written specifically with our young audience in mind, Youngzine strives to inform using fun trivia, compelling visuals and videos.

Youngzine is more than a passive website; 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.”

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