The Juice: Current Events for Kids

In an ever changing and politically charged world keeping up with events has become more and more important. But how do we present current events for kids?

The Juice is an online learning platform providing daily current events for kids in grades 5th-12th, delivered through your choice of multiple reading levels. A Review from Starts At Eight

Current Events for Kids

Tackling the subject of current events for kids can be tricky because:

  • we may not want them exposed to certain things
  • news programs are not typically geared toward kids
  • written news is often above their reading and comprehension level
  • we may be concerned about bias not only within a news piece but the overall content of the news being delivered

So Why Teach Current Events for Kids?

  • teaching current events to kids can help develop informed citizens and lifelong news followers
  • doing so can foster an interest in political issues and social issues, stimulating a child to explore and learn more
  • encourages and awareness of local and global issues
  • reading the news can help build language vocabulary, reading comprehension, critical thinking, problem solving, and listening skills

The Juice: Current Events for Kids

Now that we know how important it is to include kids in the study of current events, the next question is how.

How do we incorporate the study of current event for kids?

The Juice Learning Company has created a product called The Juice. The Juice is a learning tool providing current events for kids in grades 5th – 12th.

{Disclaimer: I received free access to The Juice and was compensated for my time in writing this review.  All views are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

” In 10-20 minutes, students read news stories, interact with informational text, practice digital media literacy skills, and answer standards-based questions as they sharpen their critical thinking skills and become smarter about our world. “

The Juice is an online learning platform providing daily current events for kids in grades 5th-12th, delivered through your choice of multiple reading levels
New stories from The Juice

Features of The Juice

1. Multiple Reading Levels

The Juice is offered in 4 different reading levels:

  • Grades 5-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-10
  • Grades 11-12

What’s to love about multiple reading levels?

Multiple reading levels (plus the fact that one subscription gets you access for up to 5 kids) means you can cover the same content with all of your children, without having to find a way to modify for younger and older kids! This means easier accessibility to current events for kids in a wide range of ages!

–>> To see Article Samples of each level Click Here!! <<–

2. Daily News Delivered Right to Your Inbox

The Juice comes daily to the inbox(es) you specify!

What to love about daily news in your inbox?

Of course you can still log in directly each day to see the news but getting an e-mail is a great reminder to take a look at what’s new for the day!

3. Education on the Go

Since The Juice can be used on any device you can easily use it on the go! It’s a great way to offer some educational content to your children while not at home.

The Juice is an online learning platform providing daily current events for kids in grades 5th-12th, delivered through your choice of multiple reading levels
The Juice is perfect to use on the go!

My daughter and I are on the go a lot! We have been using The Juice during our car rides. She pulls up stories and reads them, then we often discuss and even do more research if we want to dig even deeper.

What’s to love about taking The Juice on the go?

Being able to use The Juice on the go is a big bonus. We often have “free time” in the car, so why not spend some of it engaging in meaningful conversations with your kids about current events!

4. Interactive Quizzes

The Juice is an online learning platform providing daily current events for kids in grades 5th-12th, delivered through your choice of multiple reading levels
Each article includes a quiz question to help keep students engaged and offers a trackable component.

The Juice has a quiz section in every story of every issue and is written to the reading level you have chosen. These questions challenge kids to remember, understand, apply, analyze, and evaluate.

What’s to love about interactive quizzes?

These are NOT 25 question quizzes or anything which is nice because it doesn’t feel daunting. With just one question per article the quizzes are a great way to track that your kids are reading..

5. Custom Infographics

The Juice creates their own infographics that are geared towards the kids who are reading them. They create custom, interactive infographics each day along with their articles. This may be in the form of a chart, diagram, or visual aid to help kids understand one of articles or topics that day.

The Juice is an online learning platform providing daily current events for kids in grades 5th-12th, delivered through your choice of multiple reading levels.

What’s to love about custom infographics?

What’ so great about these is that The Juice takes care to think about the audience they are presenting to (kids) and creates infographics that help them to make sense of the information they are sharing.

“The Juice makes current events accessible for kids. Their unbiased and engaging content has opened up so many conversations in our home!”

Heidi ~ Starts At Eight

Purchase The Juice

The Juice is an online learning platform providing daily current events for kids in grades 5th-12th, delivered through your choice of multiple reading levels

Ready to get started? Head over to The Juice Subscription Page to pick a plan. One price = access for up to 5 kids! To save 25% use this Discount Code provided for my readers: JuiceSAET

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