Back in the Groove : Tips on Returning to the Classroom

As schools prepare to receive students for a fresh start to learning, there are several ways parents can help their kids tap into their unique learning rhythm.

Fun Tips for Building Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness

Summer solstice has passed, and you know that means: it’s time for back-to-school. As a parent, there is a lot you can do between now and the first day of school to help set them up for a strong, comfortable transition and year.

Helping Kids Stay Cool, Calm and Collected

Whether your child is exposed to the news of yet another school shooting, is entering a transition year — such as going to kindergarten, middle school, or high school — or is just nervous about starting a new school year, it’s more important than ever to support them with coping skills.

Making Music: Time, Tunes and True Grit

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.”

A Mindful Mission: Social-Emotional Learning in Schools and Beyond

Studies show that when students are more emotionally grounded and supported, they are able to engage more effectively with their learning. That’s the charge behind social-emotional learning (SEL), rolling out in academic and after-school programs around the country.

Making Music: Time, Tunes and True Grit

Making Music: Time, Tunes and True Grit

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.”

Colorado Mountain Ranch Camp: Rich in History, Fun and Friendship

Colorado Mountain Ranch Camp: Rich in History, Fun and Friendship

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.

Performing Arts Experiences for Kids

Performing Arts Experiences for Kids

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.

Activities of Science, Strategy & Skill

Activities of Science, Strategy & Skill

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.

Super Fun Summer Activities for Preschoolers

Super Fun Summer Activities for Preschoolers

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.

A Weeknight Meal to Munch On

A Weeknight Meal to Munch On

When life gets busy, you need a family recipe that is quick to make, easy to bake and mouthwatering to eat. Try this recipe for Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole next time you are in a pinch.

When Moving Homes Means Moving Schools

When Moving Homes Means Moving Schools

While moving with kids might never be stress-free, a Realtor who knows the local schools can streamline the process and help solve parents’ number one question: What school in our new community is the best fit for my family?

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