Great Outdoors Colorado: Generation Wild

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About the Program
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. Because kids grow better outside.

Playing outside is more than a way to pass the time. It’s also 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 as adults.

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

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is now underway. Find out more and register today!

Maker Programs

Little Coders 1: Giving Specific Directions
(ages 3-5)
2nd Tuesday :: 10:3011:30

Little ones can learn the basics of simple computer coding. Each program will have different games and activities that teach the fundamentals of coding and nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.
Dates: July 11 & August 8: *pre-register for one date only*

Kids' Code Café (ages 8-12; *pre-registration required*)
4th Monday
:: 45:30
Come hang with other kids while playing around with code. Use one of our laptops or iPads or bring your own. Feel free to code in whatever you enjoy most. Basic instruction will be provided to get you started.
Dates: July 24

Regular Programs

Music & Movement :: 10:30–11:00 (ages 2–5; no registration)
Same dance party, new name and time! We will sing songs, dance, and have fun!
Dates: July 14 & 28; August 11 & 25

Block Party
MON, 10:30–11:30 (ages 2-4; *pre-registration required*)

Come in and play with blocks. Research shows that it's an important part of early learning. We’ll provide the blocks and props; kids provide the imagination!
Dates: July 7, August 28

Yoga for Kids (no pre-registration required)
NOTE: If needed, kid yoga mats will be provided during the classes.

Storybook Yoga 10:45–11:15 (ages 2-5)
Through storytelling, we will explore kids' yoga for improved strength and flexibility. We'll practice kid-friendly yoga poses, do breathing activities, sing songs, and get silly!
Dates: July 24, August 21

Discovery Yoga :: 1:302:30 (ages 6-12)
This class is designed to facilitate breathing and relaxation techniques, body and movement awareness, and social skills.
Dates: July 15, August 19

Construction Club :: 6–7pm (families; no registration)

4th Monday of each month
Listen to stories and then build LEGO creations based on those stories.
July 24, August 28

Read to Rover


Every Tuesday :: 4:00–5:00
(all ages; no registration required)

Reading out loud helps children boost their reading confidence. What better way to practice reading than to have an easygoing, 4-legged friend as a reading buddy!

Look for Something to Read (Reader's Advisory)

NoveList K–8
This great resource will help you find read-alikes, reviews, award winners, and more.

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