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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. To help get you started, here's a list of 100 things to do before you're 12!

online list  |  printable list

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.

    Cool Math 4 Kids
    An amusement park of math games, puzzles, art, and more for children up to age 13. Especially designed for what kids like and how they learn! Math really CAN be fun and really CAN be easy to learn.

    Fun Brain
    Fun and educational activities designed for grades K-8. Part of the Family Education Network.

    Nick Jr.
    For parents and pre-schoolers. Interactive games and activities, project demonstration videos, TV schedule, travel tips for families, help for parents, and much more.

    PBS Kids
    Coloring, games, videos, and music.Interactive graphics and audio make this site easy for kids to use.

    Speakaboos is an interactive reading app designed for kids from ages 2-6. There is read-along highlighting to help build vocabulary and touch screen interactions to engage children and improve reading comprehension. Use of the fantastic resource is free to Library users. You may use Speakaboos on your computer or mobile device.

    TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books that are licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction, and foreign language titles. You will need to provide your library card number for remote access to the Tumble Book Library.