Month: June 2018

Safety Guidelines Reminder – Ways to Keep Kids of All Ages Safe

Our little ones love to explore. They learn about the world by exploring the objects and places around them. They touch things, they taste things, they walk into things, they jump off of things, all kinds of exploration. That keeps us parents busy keeping them safe! The National Safety Council has declared the month of June National Safety month to increase the awareness families have about child safety and safety guidelines. There are many safety guidelines out there! Here are a few key ones to pay attention to for young kids at different ages. Prenatal: Practice safe sleep. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep guidelines  are an important step to r...

30 family-friendly events in Denver this week

It’s the weekend of festivals with the Unicorn Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival and the Colorado Tiny House Festival. See our event calendar for additional details! Summer at the Center: Aphrodite’s Switchboard at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities June 21 – 22 Due to popular demand, Wonderbound is excited to present a special encore weekend of Aphrodite’s Switchboard, the celebrated collaboration with Chimney Choir featuring all original music. Aphrodite is a switchboard operator who has the power to control the love lives of mortals with a single phone connection. Her mission, with the help of her steadfast companion Hermes, is to bring love and connection back into a drab world. But beware crossed wires and best-laid plans, as meddling may have unintended consequence...

Farm Family Fun for Colorado Families

Colorado is a bountiful agricultural destination where families connect with the land, learn about their food, and get their hands dirty on the farm. Colorado ranks fourth in the nation for Agritourism, with 864 farms and ranches opening their doors to offer visitors overnight stays, educational classes, dining, and hands-on ranch work programs. The farmer has become the educator, the hostess, the provider, the historian, the tour guide, and even the brewer or winemaker.  Here are some family-friendly agritourism offerings all set to bring travelers up-close and personal with the farmers while creating memorable experiences of Colorado:  AG CLASSES:  Many farms open their doors to educational and whole-learning workshops. Sustainable Settings offers biodynamic agri...

Ways to manage screen time this summer

Summer break is here and many of us are looking forward to having a little more free time. Youth will have more time to breathe and explore their interests beyond school, but so often downtime becomes screen time. Summer’s wide open time spans can heighten battles over technology use. Here are some ideas for managing screen time this summer: Take a moment to ask your kids (students) if they have anything they want to do, people they want to see, projects they want to take on, or finish during summer time? See if you can get them to say one or two specific things. You can call them “goals” but sometimes this word can shut down teens since the word “goals” can conjure up work.     The more you can have systems in place to have tech go off at defined times, the better. It is not fun...

Win Sand in the City and Water World Passes!

The 6th Annual Sand in the City is around the corner – taking place on June 23-24! It is one of the most family friendly festivals happening in Colorado this summer. The event is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors who will experience a massive Kids’ Zone, local breweries, live Hawaiian entertainment, great food, vendors and MUCH more. Plus, new this year, festival goers have the chance for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to be a part of a Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the World’s Largest Hula Dance on Saturday, June 23.  Sand Sculpture Competition Eight 20-person teams, made up of local companies and non-profits, will spend all day on Friday, June 22nd building life-sized sand sculptures. Each sculpture has a unique theme the teams h...

Deals: South Platte RiverFest, High Point Creamery and More!

Summer! As a native to Colorado, I will tell you that WaterWorld is a staple to an amazing summer. So to celebrate summer – we will spend the first day of summer (June 21) at the famous water park. We will enjoy the same rides that we always love and try the new Glacier Run! We love to try out the new stuff and it seems like there is always something new. South Platte RiverFest. I am sort of obsessed with Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). I get it, I’m late to the party as several of my friends have been doing it for years. But I really want to buy one – I’m excited to stop by the South Platte RiverFest on Saturday, June 23 at Confluence Park to try Red Paddle Co., at their 2018 Summer Demo Tour to try the boards out. Come join me no matter if you a re a beg...

Toddler hilariously swears at slippery food

Have you been there? This adorable toddler was eating some Macaroni and Cheese, along with some peas, and apparently got a bit frustrated! As you can see her parents can’t help but laugh! Where did she hear that from?!

7 fabulous food finds for Father’s Day!

There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by filling Dad with tasty goodness–from a stuffed burger bar to a crab bake feast to beer-battered onion rings.  1. What breakfast food is better than pancakes? BACON! What’s better than bacon? Bacon filled pancakes of course! 2. Does anyone else love the wonderful and flavorful roasted turkey legs at area festivals? This grand meaty treat treat is perfect for any dad; get the recipe here: Kevin’s Almost Famous Grilled Turkey Leg Recipe. 3. If Dad loves a great burger, look no further than this Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger with Guinness Cheese Sauce Crispy Onion 4. Stuffed Burger Bar. We recently partnered with Sprouts Farmers Market to pull together the ultimate stuffed burger bar that wi...

Aerial adventure course to open at Children’s Museum of Denver

Kids and their parents will soon have a high-flying adventure at  Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus! Adventure Forest is a 500-ft-long outdoor aerial adventure course, designed to challenge guests with elements like rope swings, a glass bridge, slinky climb, a lookout that sits over 55 ft in the air, and dueling 70 ft slides with rainbow prisms to return you to earth. And, sitting over 90 feet above the banks of the South Platte River and I-25, this sculpture will be a new landmark in Denver’s skyline. The museum broke ground on the new exhibit this week. Adventure playgrounds, a growing trend worldwide, are designed to provide children with risk-taking opportunities, independence, and the freedom to explore their environment. “In a world where children spend so much...

Winning Wednesday: Two Great Giveaways at Two Awesome Kid Gyms!

Mamas, summer is here, and the kids are looking to get out of the house! Well, we have a double contest for you to entertain the wee ones up until eight years of age. Great Play of Cherry Creek is giving away a 10-week summer class registration and Peak-a-Boo Play at Stanley Marketplace is giving away a free 10-pack punch card for their pop-up space! Enter now! GREAT PLAY OF CHERRY CREEK PRIZE: 10-Week Summer Class Registration – $197.50 value!!!! There’s an affordable indoor gym in Cherry Creek designed specifically for children eight years of age and under. There are scheduled classes for fine and gross motor skills starting as young six months of age. The 50-minute to one-hour long classes cover everything from climbing and jumping to core strengthening and motor skills. Great Pla...

26 awesome things to do in Denver for Father’s Day weekend

Fun abounds for Father’s Day weekend, from the Denver Barbecue Fest to the Denver Greek Festival to SuperDad’s Day at the Outlets at Castle Rock. See our event calendar for more details. SuperDad’s Day at the Outlets at Castle Rock June 16. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Outlets at Castle Rock is inviting families to come out and celebrate Father’s Day with a FREE super-themed experience for the whole family. Caped attendees will score $5 Outlets at Castle Rock gift card to be picked up at Customer Service, meet and take pictures with 6 of their favorite superheroes, shop holiday sales, play life-size board games, and enter to win a family 4-pack to Denver Comic Con. Denver Comic Con 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center June 15  – 18 Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly...

Incredibles 2 is Incredible, Too

It has been nearly 13 years since we met The Incredibles. The family of superheroes zoomed off with our hearts and stretched our imaginations. Since then, we have been treated to a parade of superheroes. From Marvel to DC to superheroes invented to sell cars on local TV, we are a culture that loves the thought of being rescued by charming people with amazing powers. Some of us even dream of having a few superpowers of our own. The Amazing Invisible Mom, anyone? While we had to wait an entire teenager for another Incredibles film to swoop into theaters, Incredibles 2 picks up, literally, where the first movie left off. Without missing a beat, we are reconnected with the Parr family about to take on Underminer. The battle to undermine Underminer showcases deft and creative fun animated actio...