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Get out and stay out!

In the Madison area, there are many youth-oriented programs to connect kids with nature. Here's a few: >More
 Leave no child inside

It's a truism as old as the woods: If you want to help kids develop an appreciation for nature, you have to get them outdoors. That's why places like the Boston School Forest - or the forest maintained by the Madison school district - exist. >More
 I Lost My Tooth in Africa

Amina, a young American girl, is going to Mali to visit relatives and she just happens to have a loose tooth. >More
 Bread and Roses, Too

Newbery medal winner Katherine Paterson tells the story of two youngsters who become friends in an effort to survive - one, a girl who chooses education as a means to rise above the fighting, and the other, a boy who steals and tricks to get by. >More
 My Cat, The Silliest Cat in the World

This cat behaves like any other cat: sleeping in strange places, running after string, and cleaning itself. Yet there's one very big difference. This cat is actually an elephant! >More
 Sunny Side of the Street

John Lithgow not a name you'd connect to children's music? You might want to. >More
 Teens and tees on Gallery Night

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 Move and capture

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 Thinking ahead

'It's not mainstream,' Alexander admits. 'It's not what most kids are going to find interesting to do on a Saturday. But there's definitely interest in the game, and this city has produced some good chess players.' >More
 Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Author of Anne of Green Gables

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