Students test out their French fries at Snöbahn.
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The last thing a mountain-loving, ski-toting parent wants to hear from his kid after his first day on the slopes is, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” But how can you entice a kid who hates the cold, heights, and falling to enjoy a sport that requires lots of practice in an oftentimes harsh...
June 23 2016, 3:15 PM
The Big Agnes Little Red 15, $69.95
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Camping with kids is all hiking, campfires, and s’mores until it’s time to zip into the tent. Picking the right sleeping bag for your child can be the difference between a well-rested night in the fresh air and a cold, uncomfortable camper. We went to the pros at Big Agnes, a Steamboat Springs...
June 10 2016, 10:58 AM
As school days come to a pause, it’s easy to start letting kids dictate their own bedtime. But be warned: If you hand over all of the control for the nighttime routine (e.g. they’re up all night playing Angry Birds), a cranky kid may replace your all-star student. Damiana Corca, a Colorado-...
June 2 2016, 9:45 AM
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Think about your favorite T-shirt. You know, the one that gets softer after each wash, the one with the memories. JP and Sarah Box think kids deserve the same special relationship with their wardrobe as every grown-up Coloradan. For these Denver parents of three-year-old twins, that meant creating...
May 25 2016, 11:00 AM
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Learning to play and perform music can be an enriching experience for anyone who tries it. For teenage girls it can be an empowering one, too.
That’s the philosophy behind Girls Rock Denver, a weeklong summer camp for 8-18-year-old girls that teaches young women the ins and outs of singing...
May 4 2016, 4:00 PM
When her three young sons started going to school in the mid-1990s, Evergreen resident Helene Hughes began leaving notes in their lunch boxes. After a while, those midday “I love you” messages began to feel too routine, so Hughes collaborated with a co-worker and artist, John Higby, and created...
May 2 2016, 9:00 AM
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As any parent knows, a summertime trip to the ice cream shop with kids in tow can turn messy fast. A new Denver-based product might just be the solution for moms and dads who are sick of cleaning melted treats from their kids’ clothing, car seats, and who-knows-how-that-got-there spots. Two Kent...
April 20 2016, 3:25 PM
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This summer, Boulder’s Avid4Adventure and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a nonprofit that teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, are partnering up to create the Nature Keeper Youth Training pilot program, a first-of-its-kind series to...
April 14 2016, 3:45 PM