Great Outdoors Colorado: Generation Wild

Generation Wild logo   Great Outdoors Colorado created Generation Wild to reconnect kids with nature and get them to experience the incredible benefits that are right outside the front door.
Playing outside an important part of a child’s development. Research has shown that children who play outside are more creative, less aggressive, less stressed, and have reduced ADHD symptoms. Plus, spending time in nature as a child helps kids grow up to appreciate the environment. To help get you started, here's a list of 100 things to do before you're 12!

Teacher Requests

Collection Request

If you are a teacher or teacher-librarian, you may request items for your class. Items will be held for five days from the requested pick-up date.

Visits for Schools and Child Care Centers

Please schedule preschool, child care center, or school class visits with the Children's Librarian at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

Early Literacy

  • Story Blocks
    Songs and rhymes that build readers. This site was created by Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL). Story Blocks has been named a Best Website for Kids by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • Jim Trelease's Website
    Celebrated author of the bestselling The Read-Aloud Handbook, Jim Trelease has compiled a wealth of resources for parents, educators, and children.

Health & Wellness


  • State of Colorado, Homeschooling
    A copy of the law associated with homeschooling, some frequently asked questions about Colorado homeschooling, and a listing of some home school support groups around the state.


  • Early Childhood Colorado
    An information clearinghouse and your gateway to information and resources about all matters related to the healthy and thriving development of children, birth to age 8.
    Health, education, safety, child care, and other resources for parents and grandparents.

Special Needs

  • Autism Society of Boulder County
    The Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) seeks to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families by developing a strong and united community.



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