Issue #260 August 7, 2014
Issue #256 June 12, 2014
Issue #255 May 29, 2014
Issue #253 May 1, 2014

Tiny Tots Playhouse Is Ready to Have Fun

Chippewa Valley kiddos now have a new, fun, and educational place to play: Tiny Tots Playhouse in Fall Creek will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, May 1. Tiny Tots – which bills itself ...

Issue #252 April 17, 2014

Brain Benders

three EC schools head to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

Issue #250 March 20, 2014
Kids & Family - Spring 2014

Stay On Target

Daniel Langlois has seen the awe and wonder in the eyes of children who have just witnessed the “mystical, magical flight of the arrow.”

Birthday Hot Spots

Looking to get out of the house for that next birthday party? The Valley doesn’t disappoint.

Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

Elephant Noises

chamber orchestra gig features Babar, instrument petting zoo

Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013
Issue #242 Nov. 21, 2013
Kids & Family - Fall 2013

Tiny Hiney: The Execution of Drawing

I like to draw. This is why: It comes really naturally to me. I always draw girls in my pictures (because I am good at drawing them) unless it’s an advertisement without girls in them.

Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

Tiny Hiney: The Execution of Drawing

I like to draw. This is why: It comes really naturally to me. I always draw girls in my pictures (because I am good at drawing them) unless it’s an advertisement without girls in them.

Issue #238 Sept. 26, 2013
Issue #234 August 1, 2013

Banbury Kids Project Unleashes Creativity

Art is all around the Chippewa Valley, whether it’s the work of UW-Eau Claire students in the Foster Art Gallery or creations by acclaimed artists via Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. The Banbury Kids Project has added to that mix. The brainchild of artist ...

Young Artists Sought for Pollock-style Project

Legendary abstract painter Jackson Pollock may belong to the art history books, but his spirit lives in Eau Claire. Artist and storyteller Paula Gorski is in the process of creating a large-scale art installation in Eau Claire that will be inspired by Pollock’s ...

Issue #233 July 18, 2013
Issue #232 July 4, 2013

Block Party

EC children’s museum exhibit spurs creative, constructive play

Issue #231 June 20, 2013

Send Your Kids on a Trip Through Time

Future History Detectives can hone their craft this summer by taking part in one of two six-week classes for kids at the Chippewa Valley Museum. “Time Travelers,” a program for children ages 6 to 12 ...

Issue #230 June 6, 2013
Issue #229 May 23, 2013

Empowering Local Kids in the Great Outdoors

Young people in the Chippewa Valley have a lot to look forward to this fall. Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO), a grassroots, nonprofit organization focused on conservation-based mentorships, will be setting up camp in the area ...

Issue #227 April 25, 2013
Issue #225 Mar. 28, 2013

A Lively Library

from Peeps to an anti-prom, Fall Creek library programs aim to engage

Kids & Families - Spring 2013

Tiny Hiney: On Writing a Story

Tiny Hiney is written by Eva Paulus, the six-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Volume One columnist Mike Paulus (who writes The Rear End). For this installment, Eva agreed to be interviewed about her story writing process.

Issue #221 Jan. 31, 2013
Kids & Families - Winter 2012
Issue #211 Sept. 6, 2012
Issue #209 Aug. 9, 2012

Bullying Awareness Event

One Tree Martial Arts of Eau Claire will be hosting an event Friday August 17 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, to raise awareness about bullying. Law Enforcement Officials, Teachers, Counselors and other professionals will be speaking about bullying ...

Issue # 206 June 28, 2012
Issue # 205 June 14, 2012

Children's Museum Moving Up

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is looking at expanding to the second floor of its downtown location, adding nearly 4,500 square feet to the current space on Barstow. The extra space will be used for rotating exhibits on ...

Issue #203 May 17, 2012
Issue #202 May 3, 2012
Kids and Families (Spring 2012)

Kidz-hop

new dance classes get into the modern arena

Tiny Hiney: On Spring and School

"I love spring. I like not wearing anything on my arms or my feet or my legs ‘cause I’m bored of wearing things on my arms or my feet or my legs."

Get Dirty

new youth gardening program sprouts in our backyard

Issue #201 Apr. 19, 2012
Issue #199 Mar. 22, 2012

Kidz-hop

new dance classes get into the modern arena

Tiny Hiney: On Spring and School

"I love spring. I like not wearing anything on my arms or my feet or my legs ‘cause I’m bored of wearing things on my arms or my feet or my legs."

Get Dirty

new youth gardening program sprouts in our backyard

Issue #197 Feb. 23, 2012

Local Pre-Teens Create Their Own Stage Musical

We have new playwrights in our midst. Only this time they’re not from Community Arts or are local English teachers trying their hand at something new – they’re fifth graders. That’s right, Altoona fifth graders Anna Haigh and Linnea McClintock ...

Where Books, Music, and Dancing Collide

Music, dance and reading … what do these things have in common? Maybe not much, but local families will get the chance to put them together on Saturday, March 10. As part of Jazz Fest, the Jump, Jive, and Read program gives kids ...

Issue #195 Jan. 26, 2012

Could Kidsy Storage Units Be The Next Big Thing?

A local businesswoman is raising money to fund a new business venture: kid-friendly stackable storage bins. Jill Chumas-King of Eau Claire has started a page on kickstarter.com to raise the $150,000 she needs to market her bins. Not an easy feat ...

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka is a delightfully absurd collection of Mother Goose parodies published in 1992. Twenty years later, the zany children’s stories are still being told – this time onstage. How can ...

Issue #192 Dec. 8, 2011
Issue #184, Aug. 18, 2011

Lightning Bugs Go Boom!

Due to the wet weather of last year, the conditions were perfect for a great crop of fireflies to dazzle us with their light show this year.

Eau Claire Family Resource Center Moves to The Mall

The Family Resource Center of Eau Claire has been providing unflinching support to our area since 1999. This center can help new parents who are freaking out over raising their first child or seasoned parents who just have a couple questions.

Issue #183, Aug. 4, 2011

Kid Tip | Petting Zoo Pictures

Petting zoos abound in the summertime, such as the one at downtown Eau Claire’s Summerfest. Kid photo tip: pre-focus – guess where the action is about to happen ...

Issue #182, July 21, 2011
Issue #180, June 23, 2011

Playground Fun Awaits Your Kids This Summer

Do you want your kids outside, involved, and meeting new people this summer? Have no fear, Eau Claire Parks and Recreation is here. The annual ECPR summer playground program began June 13. Playground leaders will direct games, arts and crafts, and

Issue #179 June 9th, 2011
Issue #178 May 26th, 2011
Kids & Families

5 Ways to Turn Trash into Fun

We throw away tons of or trash every week and honestly, a lot of it isn’t so much trash as stuff we just don’t want anymore. Here are five ways to have fun with some of that stuff you’re bored of.

Issue #177 May 12th, 2011

Kid Tip | May 12, 2011

KIDS BOWL FREE! Running May 1 through Sept. 5, your kids (15 and under) can bowl up to two free games per day at Wagner’s Lanes in Eau Claire – all summer long. Organized by the Eau Claire Family Resource Center, simply ...

Issue #168 Jan. 6th, 2011
Issue #165 Nov. 18th, 2010
Issue #162 2010-10-07
Issue #157 2010-07-29
Issue #153 2010-06-03
Issue #146 2010-02-25

Art That Moves

CV Montessori Charter School opens doors for ‘kinetic sculptor,’ public

Issue #129 2009-06-25
Issue #128 2009-06-11
Issue #126 2009-05-14
Issue #125 2009-04-30
Issue #124 2009-04-16
Issue #123 2009-04-02
Issue #122 2009-03-19

Puddle Jump

Third annual fun run/walk benefits after-school programs

Issue #119 2009-02-05
Issue #116 2008-12-18
Issue #115 2008-12-04
Issue #114 2008-11-20
Issue #112 2008-10-23
Issue #111 2008-10-09
Issue #110 2008-09-25
Issue #109 2008-09-11

Kids of Steel

kids’ triathlon mixes biking, swimming, running, and fun

Issue #108 2008-08-28
Issue #105 2008-07-17
Issue #106 2008-07-31
Issue #107 2008-08-14
99 total