A weekly wrap-up of all the amazing stories happening at home and abroad, made especially for young children to help them understand the world around them. Join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for pre-schoolers. Featuring stories about children, animals, special events, the natural world, and outer space, News Time invites little ones to engage with the wider world in a safe space, with a lot of fun along the way.
Perseverance and warty pig paintings
Today we’re peering into ancient caves, landing on Mars with the rover Perseverance, and we’ll meet a mighty sheep musterer. We’ll also learn about a real-life superhero and listen in on a cicada super year.
Robot dogs and seal pups
Today we’re getting the scoop on a strange meteorite, learning about Mother Language Day, hearing why a big road was closed in New Zealand for some very important visitors, building with braille blocks, and playing fetch with Spot the Robot Dog.
Lunar New Year
Today we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year, shooting hoops with Patty Mills, making some unusual cookies, surfing the net safely and learning about a girl with a one-of-a-kind ear.
Cow fluffs and giant pumpkins
This week on News Time, we’re learning what cow fluffs and climate change have in common, looking at a new book called Day Break, sizing up a first prize pumpkin, meeting a paw-some assistance animal, and discovering a scaly visitor in a school canteen.
Punk turtles and Paralympic school sports
Today on News Time, this week we’re visiting a duck dog, talking about the coronavirus vaccine, getting active with Paralympic school sports, learning about cool burning with the Girringun rangers and rocking out with a mysterious ‘punk turtle’.
Welcome back to News Time! Today on the show, we’re diving underwater to meet a new type of whale, discovering a peculiar, feathered dinosaur, learning about how honeybees in Vietnam are fighting off giant hornets, we’ll find out which cool sports have made it into the 2024 Olympics, and we’ll have a little back-to-school chat.