Preventing The Summer Slide

Preventing The Summer Slide

via KWGN Daybreak’s Parent 2 Parent “Kids lose between 1-2 months worth of academic knowledge every summer.” For over a century, scholars have recognized that during summer vacation students’ rate of academic development declines relative to the school year. An analysis of 39 studies conducted since 1978 found that, when out of school, students score lower on standardized(…)

Denver: Homegrown Tap & Dough Grand Opening

Homegrown Tap & Dough, a new restaurant on Old South Gaylord Street in the Washington Park neighborhood will open to the public this Saturday, July 12 at 11am. Homegrown Tap & Dough is brought to you by Jean-Philippe Failyau, the owner of Park Burger, and their team. The menu will feature house made pastas, pizzas and 21 beers(…)

Insider Look at Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Insider Look at Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Javier Placer, a seasoned kayaker, outdoor professional and whitewater enthusiast in Colorado was skeptical of paddle boarding and its potential as an enduring sport.  A long time whitewater kayaking friend of his had been exposed to it in Mexico right before starting another season guiding on the rivers of Colorado.  He insisted that he try it(…)

Cherry Creek Arts Festival Opening Day Bike Parade

Cherry Creek Arts Festival Opening Day Bike Parade

This Fourth of July, head to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Opening Day Bike Parade with Mayor Michael B. Hancock! The Cherry Creek Arts Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Bike Corral at 2nd Avenue and Steele Street with an inaugural Bike Parade & Opening Day Ceremony led by(…)

July 2014 Summer Family Happenings At The Denver Art Museum

July 2014 Summer Family Happenings At The Denver Art Museum

There’s lots of family fun at the DAM this summer. The plaza installation Summer Is … celebrates the season, Jason Rogenes: V3H1CL3 invites families to play with an interactive soundscape, and the Sculpture Studio offers a chance to explore and create every day the museum is open. The Family Activity Cart is out daily for kids and parents to checkout a(…)

Best Indoor Play Places In Denver

Best Indoor Play Places In Denver

By Vicki Little Once again March is upon us. This is always the most difficult month for me. It is warm and then it is cold, and the changing temperatures mean a full closet with two seasons of outfits and crazy kids from being cooped up. This is definitely a great time of year to(…)

Best Colorado Staycation Ideas

Best Colorado Staycation Ideas

By Vicki Little In the past few years, staycations have become increasingly popular. I must say that I love them. I have less to pack and plan, and I don’t waste half of my time on an airplane or traveling! I have also had the chance to see many places in Colorado that I may(…)

Denver Free Days

Denver Free Days

By Vicki Little Family fun is even better when it is free, and thanks to SCFD funding and corporate sponsorship there are many free days at Denver area attractions! Mark your calendars now! Denver Botanic Gardens: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 Saturday, Mar. 22 (World Water Day) Tuesday, Apr. 22 (Earth Day) Monday, Aug.(…)