From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook

Scholastic  //  Feb 25, 2021

From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook

Welcome to our OOM series From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook. Each month we’ll share news articles written by our team of 45 Kid Reporters from around the world who are part of the award-winning Scholastic Kids Press program. Educators and parents can use these timely articles to help teach kids about the issues and topics that matter most to them. From festive celebrations to health and wellness, here’s our latest roundup of “news for kids, by kids.”


  • What did Lunar New Year festivities look like across the world this year? Kid Reporters Olivia Rodgers and John Woo interviewed their peers about how they planned to celebrate the holiday.
  • Kid Reporter Zhoriél Tapo shared how people in Louisiana created a new tradition for Mardi Gras.
  • In Japan, Kid Reporter Nanaka Takahashi covered the Donto Festival, a centuries-old tradition with spiritual roots.


  • Since President Joe Biden was inaugurated in January, Kid Reporters have reported on his mission to heal the nation after the attack at the U.S. Capitol, kids’ hopes and concerns for the future, and more. Read all of their coverage here.
  • Kid Reporter Teresa Fang recently interviewed Nicholas Wu, a USA Today reporter and Scholastic Kids Press alum, and Jeffry Frieden, a professor of government at Harvard University, about what the events of January 6 mean for the country.

Health and Wellness

  • Child psychologist Joseph Rabinovitz told Kid Reporter Lincoln Miller one great way to cope with big changes, especially for kids experiencing anxiety and stress during the pandemic, is to establish a routine.
  • From Brazil, Kid Reporter Clara Lopes Salim talked with experts about how physical fitness can help prevent and treat diseases and improve overall well-being.

Looking for more Kid Reporter articles? You can keep up with all Kid Reporter news on the Scholastic Kids Press blog, and on Instagram and Twitter (@kidspress).