Families participate in a Kidical Mass ride in. Courtesy of Bike SLO County / Flickr via Creative Commons
Warning: If you show up in spandex to this group ride, a bunch of little kids might laugh at you. The Kidical Mass group bike ride is more cruising and giggles than miles and speed, but that’s the point. Its purpose is to make kids fall in love with cycling.
The first ride rolls out on Saturday...
September 28 2016, 11:40 AM
A children's meal of chicken teriyaki, fried rice, strawberries, and edamame at Cherry Creek's Kobe An.
There are five things I continuously plead to my kids when we go out for dinner: Leave your shoes on, stay in your chair, don’t yell, use your fork, and eat your dinner. On a recent visit to Kobe An in Cherry Creek North, I didn’t mutter any.
Kobe An isn’t new to Denver’s dining scene. The...
September 21 2016, 1:10 PM
Your home-away-from-home at Schlessman Yurt Village. Photo by Lindsey McKissick
Let’s be honest: Fall and winter camping can be tricky. The ever-changing weather alone is enough to deter even an outdoorsy family from spending the night under the stars. But the newest addition to the YMCA of the Rockies' Snow Mountain Ranch makes this adventure easier to enjoy. The...
September 8 2016, 2:18 PM
We’ve heard the cry from educators and coaches: If children don’t become flexible, teachable students, how will they cut it in the “real world”? For parents, there’s really no blueprint for how to teach children before they reach the classroom. So we turned to Christine Cerbana, marketing director...
August 31 2016, 3:30 PM
The first rule of teaching trail etiquette to kids might be obvious, but it's worth repeating: Be sure to follow the rules yourself. Whether you’re prepping your child to trot around at the Lair O’ the Bear or trek the 486-mile Colorado Trail, we have the chance to build the foundation of how...
August 19 2016, 9:45 AM
—Courtesy of the Young family
Lena Young, a nine-year-old from Highlands Ranch, doesn’t want toys for her upcoming birthday. She wants socks. And no, the socks aren’t for her. Lena is collecting the essential accessory as the youngest ambassador of Sock It To 'Em Sock Campaign, a Colorado-based nonprofit that wants to get socks...
August 12 2016, 12:05 PM
Take on the 200-step challenge staircase at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock.
—Photograph courtesy of Versatility Creative Group 2014, Copyright Town of Castle Rock
The lure of freshly sharpened pencils is strong, but don’t lose your grip on your family’s summer just yet. Between scheduling teacher meet-and-greets and prepping the first day outfit, we’ve picked five last-ditch summer adventures to check out before the kids get back to the books.
August 8 2016, 10:10 AM
—Photo courtesy of Craftsman and Apprentice
There’s nothing wrong with a standard backyard birthday party. (In fact, it can easily be the best kind of celebration.) But if your child is hoping for a bash that is anything but run-of-the-mill, steal or get inspired by one of these four ideas.
For Your Handy Helper: Craftsman...
July 29 2016, 1:00 PM