Kids & Family

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. 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. 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. 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…. more


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


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


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

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Christopher Klinge

Screamin’ Acres, Haunted Barn, Wisconsin Scaryland and Schuster’s Haunted Forest: We review four of the creepiest local haunts more

A & E

Huckleberry & Persimmon is a new play and activity center offering options for families with children ages 1-5. more


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Allison Geyer

Amid the bustle of Madison’s urbanized east side, Starkweather Creek provides a refuge for those seeking solitude and connection to nature. more

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Annie Sweers

​The Goodman Center has won plaudits for a youth sex ed program that emphasizes discussion over instruction. But the program is in jeopardy after the federal government cut funding. more

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