Here are some creative ways to inspire play in your children as temperatures cool down and the holidays ramp up.
Extracurricular Activities: Educating a Child is About So Much More Than What Happens in a Classroom
Learning about the world means connecting with experiences and engagement that doesn’t always take place in the confines of a school building.
Sean Kemp teaches music to students from morning to night at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont. Sondra Blanchard juggles over 1,000 musical instruments students can rent at HB Woodsongs in Boulder. At Classical Tones in Broomfield, Alena Kamchatna works with all age levels from 5 years old to college bound. Ask any of them why they work so hard to teach music to young people and they will answer as Sean does: “Because it’s worth it.”
With spring around the corner and the promise of nicer days, now is the time to start planning for fun family day trips in Boulder and Northern Colorado. Check out our list of day trips around Northern Colorado that are perfect for the whole family. Fun required.
As summer draws near, these outdoor activities are sure bets to keep your kids active while taking advantage of the Colorado sunshine.
Nature & Learning : Summer Programs that Immerse Children in New Experiences Alongside Nature and Animals
Getting away from screens and going outside gives children countless ways to think, discover, be creative and problem solve while also being more active.
At its heart, Gold Hill’s Colorado Mountain Ranch Camp is a community resource. The camp boasts a rich history, including devastation in the wake of the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire and surviving the COVID pandemic. Now, with support from both the local community and federal grant funding, they continue to provide a supportive environment where kids can learn about themselves and the world around them while having fun and making friends.
Kids with a creative bent have options to explore their muses over the summer, and a lot of artistic expression can be packed into three months.
The YMCA of Northern Colorado is stepping up in a big way to bring “pure summer joy” to the kids who need it most, said Andra Coberly Webster, executive director of communications at YMCA NOCO.
Hoping to avoid the summer slide? Science activities, activities of strategy and experiments are perfect for keeping kids’ brains engaged during the school break. Here are a few amazing opportunities to get the kids stretching their legs and minds this summer.
Faith-based camps are especially meaningful for young people because they allow for the development of spirituality and friendships within faith groups.
At Camp Kind there is an opportunity to have a blast and learn the ‘art’ of giving back, volunteerism and philanthropy.
Immersing your children in supervised summertime activities or enrolling them in day camp offers opportunities for new social interactions and learning skills to keep their minds engaged when school isn’t in session.
Summer can be a slippery slide, but not in a fun way. The cure is simple and the remedy is free. It be healed by a strong dose of summer reading.
Now is a perfect time to sign your kids up for many excellent & safe, in-person, after school programs and classes in the Boulder, Larimer & Weld county areas.