Tiny journalism enthusiasts, rejoice!
The New York Times announced on Thursday that it will be offering a special section for kids on Mother’s Day. Offering a mix of stories related to news, arts, science, travel sports, opinion, and food, it will appear in the Sunday, May 14 edition of the print newspaper.
According to the press release announcing the the special section, “Readers will not only have fun, but will learn some new tricks, including how to write a newspaper story; how to win an argument with your parents; how to make the best homemade slime imaginable (written by a 13 year-old!); how to bake a chocolate chip cookie pizza; how to nail the spelling bee; how to go big with a 16-year-old aspiring Olympic snowboarder; how to design your own superhero (with help from Marvel); how to make a killer paper airplane (with help from NASA); how to make your own crossword puzzle (with help from Will Shortz), and much more.”
There’s also an article called “How Did You Get Your Cool Job” featuring Misty Copeland, Kamala Harris and more. Additionally, the Kids section will include a child-friendly version of the newspaper’s “Truth is Hard” brand campaign.
The kids’ section is the third special print-only section following the “Puzzle Spectacular” in December and the excerpt of The Underground Railroad that ran in in August.
While the content is aimed at kids ages nine to 12, many adults on Twitter are pretty pumped about the announcement.
Enjoy, kids (and kids at heart)!