Inform my kid without scarring her psyche
August 30, 2012 9:49 AM Subscribe
Wanted: daily news source for upper elementary student.
posted by Flannery Culp to education (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Miss Culp is entering 4th grade and will have current-events homework this year. Her teacher's approach is to give the class a topic at the beginning of the week, on which they have to find and present an article.
My first thought was to upgrade our newspaper subscription from Sunday-only to daily. Then I considered today's front page, above the fold story about child porn charges (that goes on to describe the videos involved), and the screaming lead headline a few weeks ago about a father murdering his three elementary-age daughters. I don't want to bubblewrap her against the horrors of the world, but I also don't want to cause too much trauma. Plus, I leave for work long before she goes to school, so there is not the chance to read and discuss the morning paper with her.
So, anyone have a good reliable daily news source aimed at kids? Kiddoki looks perfect, but is still in the Kickstarter stage. A previous Ask mentioned some good UK and Australian sites, but something US-based would be nice. She's 9 and reads at about a 9th-grade level, if that helps. Thanks!