Kids & Family


Amy Mietzel

Curious kids love pulling things apart to see how they work. This is a learning experience at Bare Knuckle Arts, where children learn how to use tools as well. Read more

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Hillary Schave

Opera for the Young has been taking one of the stuffiest music genres into schools since 1970. The organization doesn’t just perform the art, it makes the kids part of the show. Read more


Doulas have “one of the most complex jobs on the planet,” says doula trainer and UW-Madison researcher Amy Gilliland. She’s trying to learn how they become more effective in their role as birth coaches. Read more


Leaders of Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs are ecstatic about the $20 million pledge from Pleasant Rowland that will launch the state-of-the-art Madison Youth Arts Center. Read more

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The Korean martial art of taekwondo is characterized by high and fast kicks versus the punching or spinning of other disciplines. That makes it ideal for self-defense as well as self-improvement. Read more



Beth Skogen

Wondering what to do with the kids on the lazy, hazy days of summer? Check out the free outdoor arts programs that travel to parks, beaches and playgrounds. Read more


The Boy Scouts of America announced Oct. 11 that it will allow girls to join for the first time in the organization’s more than 100-year history. Many are cheering the move as family-friendly, but it’s more complicated than that. Read more

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Angelique Thompson caters to both grownups and children with her professional face painting business. It all started with a Halloween party…. Read more


See photos from the River Alliance of Wisconsin's 7th Annual Fools' Flotilla. Read more

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“Young at Art” is an exciting exhibit of more than 170 original artworks from K-12 public school students. It’s at MMoCA through April 23. Read more

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A.J. Carr lost a grandmother, uncle and cousin to violence in Chicago. The week before Christmas, he delivered a carload of presents to children whose families have suffered similar devastation. Read more



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Quiet Santa offers a serene meet-and-greet for kids with autism. The popularity of meeting Old Saint Nick has put the all-volunteer program near capacity. Read more


There’s cross-generational fun at east-side art school Bare Knuckle Arts. But youth classes and after-school workshops are the school’s bread and butter. Read more


Red Caboose, a downtown child care institution, is planning to leave its downtown location and build a new facility on the east side. What does this mean for child care downtown? Read more



Jenny Peek

Summer means freedom, but also challenges for families trying to find structured learning opportunities for kids. A new partnership hopes to connect families with available programs. Read more



Joe Anderson

Most families adopt children with the best of intentions, but it’s a process that often leads to failure and “rehoming.” Four new state laws aim to offer more support, although some fear added regulations. Read more


Aspiring athletes may be tempted to specialize in one sport. But according to a UW expert, this is a terrible game plan for young kids. Read more


​UW Space Place gets kids doing hands-on projects with all branches of science, not just astronomy. Read more



Jelena Obradovic

The CenteringPregnancy program at UW Health uses a group setting to enhance prenatal care. And it extends to after birthing issues like parenting skills. Read more


WYOU’s “The Kitchen Krewe” series features Madison chef Barbara Wright and local families, cooking fresh and adventuresome. Read more

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