Do you have some Internet sites you share with your children so they can read news stories?
You may like Go Go News--Big News for Little People. This new website is designed for elementary school students. The site features many short news stories that can be read and listened to. The stories that Go Go News covers aren't hard, breaking news stories. They are more of an interesting and educational nature. Two of the leading stories on Go Go News at present are a story about the discovery of 17 new pyramids in Egypt and a story about farming in the Amazon.
Please let us know where you have found good news resources for children.
Science For Kids creates kid-friendly news stories from the latest research articles found in Science. You can sign up here to receive the weekly stories by email. This site also includes a link to the EurekAlert! Kids Portal which features "science reporting for kids!" from Science, universities, and other scientific journals.
My two favorite resources for kids: Washington Post for Kids, http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost
and BBC News for Kids, CBBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/.
Richard Byrne shared "5 Good Places for Kids to Learn About the News" in a post in Free Technology for Teachers (May 24, 2013). He suggested the following sites:
Go Go News - a news website designed for elementary school students
In addition, Byrne has shared another news site for students - DOGOnews - that was featured on the Wikispaces blog. (See "DOGO News - Create and Share Lessons About the News" published in Free Technology for Teachers June 14, 2013.)