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Children

Education experts disagree on importance of school class size

When Greg Sumlin looks at the incoming kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Littleton, he sees a group of English learners who need immediate, intensive instruction — in small classes where teachers can give them individual attention. Then he looks at this year’s first-graders, calculates his staffing and crunches the numbers: although these kids […]

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10 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids

We asked Dr. Harley Rotbart, Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the author of No Regrets Parenting – Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments for Your Kids, for advice on spending the right kind of time with kids. What is “quality time?” I define quality time as […]

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Denver FREE Days This Summer!

We love tapping into Denver-area free days. Be sure to plan your summer around these fabulous opportunities and be sure to double-check before going because schedules are subject to change. JUNE June 1 – Denver Botanic Gardens (Chatfield) June 1 – First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe June 2 – Denver Art Museum June […]

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Mama Drama: Direction Following Folly

Dear Mama Drama: My three-year-old son struggles with following directions and becomes stiff and unresponsive when he doesn’t want to do what is asked of him. We end up either letting him get away with not following directions or having to physically force him to follow them. Neither strategy is really working and he tends […]

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