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
Taking a test ride at Ruby Hill Mountain Bike Park
—Courtesy of Denver Parks and Recreation
You could teach your kid to ride their bike in a parking lot, but you can do that just about anywhere in America. Add a Colorado spin to the childhood rite of passage at Denver’s new two-wheel training ground, Ruby Hill Mountain Bike Park, and make a mountain biker out of your tot before he can say...
July 22 2016, 10:35 AM
Kids and adults volunteer together at Volunteers of America's annual MLK Day meal.
—Photo by Kathleen Peachey
Inevitably, just as the first rounds of camp and vacations cease each summer, the same declaration fills family homes: “I’m bored.” The answer isn’t more screen time; it’s helping.
Rachel Allnutt, program coordinator for youth and family volunteers at the Volunteers of America Colorado, says...
July 15 2016, 11:25 AM
Dedisse Park Trail.
—Photo courtesy of Lindsey McKissick
When your family finishes a hike tired but all-in-all happy, it’s easy to keep meandering back to the same evergreen-shaded walkway each time you head for the mountains. Here’s the problem with that: You and your crew likely aren’t the only family that favors a well-maintained, close-to-home trail...
July 11 2016, 12:20 PM
—Courtesy of Ivivva
A young yogi’s Om can get lost at one of the many yoga festivals popping up this summer around Colorado. That won’t happen at the Coast to Coast Festival, taking place June 29 at Cheesman Park. Brought to Denver as part of a larger tour by Ivivva—the little sister activeware brand of...
June 28 2016, 1:00 PM