Great Outdoors Colorado: Generation Wild
|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!|
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.
- 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
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Media and Children
This page discusses exposure to various types of media and recommends limits on exposure to media for children of all ages.
- 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.
- 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.