Connecting families by providing age-appropriate and educational news articles, allowing you to read, explore, and discuss a variety of topics together.

Read, explore, and discuss age-appropriate and educational news articles with your kids.

How does it work?

When you sign up you can choose from a variety of categories you and your child are interested in. We provide two versions for every news article. A comprehensive adult version and an age-appropriate version for your child. Every article your child reads contains vocabulary words and their meaning to further their reading comprehension.
Both article versions contain some information unique to them which can be discovered by conversing directly with each other.
You can compete within the family or against your friends by taking part in the quizzes presented after each news item.

Article For Adult

All news articles on CubbyNews are of current events happening around the world. We are not covering any political events as this would negate our mission of providing objective news as opposed to opinion,
We categorize the various news articles and encourage you to select categories which both you and your child are interested in. Allowing your child to drive this decision will keep your child more easily engaged. What we recommend is to let them choose two categories for every one you want to include.
We try to keep the news articles for adults to under 5 minutes reading time. In addition, we will provide some further reading sources in case an article was really interesting to you.
If you have a specific topic you would like to have included you can always contact us and make a suggestion. Our writers will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.

Conversation topics:

  • Do you think that the auction house was aware the painting will be shredded?
  • What do you think is the reason the artist isn't revealing his identity?
These are sample topics from the Banksy auction art article. The purpose of this section is to provide conversation starters in addition to the news article itself. You don't have to use them in order to participate in any of the games and quizzes, but it might spark a conversation about the thoughts and feelings your child has about this topic.

Did you know?

  • The Mona Lisa wasn't famous until it was stolen from a gallery
  • The artist Van Gogh sold only one painting during his entire life
The facts listed in this section are not part of the childs article and is intened as integral part of the conversation. The quizzes however, will in most cases include these facts.

Ready for the quiz?

Once you had the opportunity to talk with your child about the news item you can enable the quiz. Quizzes allow you to compete against other family members, a group of friends or the public. If you rather not introduce the competitive aspect, you can choose not to have the quizzes scored against anyone.

Article For Child

The same news article as the adult version but written in an age appropriate language. Most articles will not be longer than a few paragraphs and are about 2 to 3 minute reading time on average.
The articles are disseminated and written by journalists and are being edited by educators specializing in the specifc age group we are targeting. The current reading groups are 6 to 8 year olds and 8 to 10 year olds. Of course you can (and should) choose the reading level based on your childs needs rather than the age group.

Important Words:

  • Disseminated
    Broken up in small pieces to understand better
  • Journalists
    People who write news articles
The purpose of this section is to enhance the reading comprehension of your child. This is not unlike most of the reading exercises they have in school

Did you know?

In this section we introduce a fact that isn't readily available in the adult version. The main purpose of this is to empower the child to share with and teach the adult in a dialogue.

Ready for the quiz?

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We believe that our own needs are shared with many of you so we decided to solve it for all of us.

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We believe in simple and affordable pricing. If you want to provide CubbyNews to a larger group such as an entire congregation or youth group, please contact us and we will work with you.
One Child $2.99/Month
Family $4.99/Month

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