ABC KIDS News Time
Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.
Walking whales and teddy bear bees
Friday 17 September 2021
: On today's show: School of the Air singers go viral, teddy bear bees swarm in the thousands, an asteroid gets a new name, a footballing...
R U OK? Day and mighty mouse comeback
Friday 10 September 2021
: Today we’ll celebrate a Paralympic win, ask ‘R U OK?', meet the kids welcoming arrivals from Afghanistan, find out why a tree was flown...
Thursday 09 September 2021
: Ruby talks to ABC health and science journalist Tegan Taylor about why COVID19 is still here, what's being done about it, and how we can...
Paralympic stars and animal dads
Friday 03 September 2021
: Today, we’ll cheer along some of the world’s best athletes in the Paralympic Games, we'll snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, find out...
Roaming elephants and Book Week
Friday 27 August 2021
: Today we’ll follow a rogue elephant herd across China, visit a school making picture books in Indigenous languages, wear purple clothes...
Prehistoric dragon and alien observers
Friday 20 August 2021
: It's National Science Week! We'll join a detective mission to spot some nocturnal natives, find out how Indigenous knowledge is saving...
Outback budgies and Young Archies
Friday 13 August 2021
: Today we’ll meet a doctor mending broken hearts, celebrate our Olympic athletes’ success, follow a flock of birds to the middle of...
Olympic kids and rogue planets
Friday 06 August 2021
: Today we’ll ollie and grind with three teen Olympians, find out which threatened species is making a comeback, float in space, meet the...
Kalkadoon treasure and super speller
Friday 30 July 2021
: This week we’ll meet a super speller, celebrate International Day of Friendship, discover ancient treasure in the Queensland bush, find...
Meteorite mystery and whale tale
Friday 23 July 2021
: Today we explore a cave where birds’ nests are ruffling feathers, we meet a science star inspired by her mum’s cooking, we cheer on an...
Beetle business and tennis champions
Friday 16 July 2021
: On today's show: A weed-whacking beetle business, a very expensive kelpie, Australia Post's plans to recognise Indigenous Country, a fire...
NAIDOC Week: Heal Country
Friday 09 July 2021
: It's NAIDOC Week, a time for all of us to celebrate the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples....
Friday 02 July 2021
: To celebrate Dinosaur Week here at ABC Kids, we’re bringing you five of the world’s best stories all about dinos! We’ll be talking...
Refugee Week and big bird count
Friday 25 June 2021
: This week, we’ll be stretching, bending and twisting our bodies into all sorts of shapes for International Day of Yoga. Then, we’ll go...
Mouse plague and snakes on planes
Friday 18 June 2021
: This week, we’ll learn about a possible solution to Australia's massive mouse problem. We’ll make a splash with astronauts in the...
Helping horses and 2000-year-old poo
Friday 11 June 2021
: Today, we'll travel to the centre of the Earth where scientists have made a ground-breaking discovery. We'll dive into the sea to celebrate...
Hungry penguins and skeleton friends
Friday 04 June 2021
: This week, we'll take a dive into the deep sea with some hungry penguins. We'll visit a house in the United States made without a hammer or...
Reconciliation: More than a word
Friday 28 May 2021
: Every week, we bring you five amazing stories from around the world, but this is a special edition of News Time because it's also...
World Bee Day and super slugs
Friday 21 May 2021
: Today, we're heading to Japan to meet a sea slug with a surprising super power. We'll also visit Spain for a juicy story about rotten...
Ancient snacks and dirty undies
Friday 14 May 2021
: Today we’ll visit an Australian cave to check out some ancient snacks, we’ll learn about an endangered frog baby boom, and we’ll meet...
Happy reef and world's oldest bird
Friday 07 May 2021
: Today we’ll be travelling to India to meet a young inventor, we’ll buckle up for some driving lessons with a local legend in Queensland,...
Dance day and pawesome pooch
Monday 03 May 2021
: Today we’ll be meeting a heroic pooch that came to his neighbours rescue, and we’ll check out some dolls making playtime more inclusive....
Encore: Top 5 Dino News
Friday 30 April 2021
: Back by popular demand, we're revisiting our favourite dino news stories!
Earth Day and winged shark
Friday 23 April 2021
: Today, we’ll travel back in time with ancient artefact and prehistoric shark discoveries. We’ll learn about Earth Day and how one Aussie...
New planets and sea cucumber poo
Friday 16 April 2021
: Today we’re talking about Ramadan and a history-making maths teacher. We’ll look to outer space with some special high school students,...