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Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had … more

PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going … more

Some pointers on how to get kids into fly fishing

Trout fishing is on the rise (pardon the pun) becoming the most intriguing and interesting fishing style being pursued today. This growing interest is surfacing among both genders and in all age’s … more

Supplemental thinking: Whole foods may be a better choice than pills

I was intrigued by an advertisement I saw a few weeks ago about a pill that helps prevent sunburn. I researched the product and learned that the maker doesn’t claim it should be used as a … more

Find teachable summer moments to help boost childrens’ curiosity

Adults don’t need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or … more

Planning ahead essential when including the pooch on a hike

Colorado has so many amazing hiking trails that it’s no wonder we all want to take our furry friends out for some awesome adventures together, but it pays to plan ahead. Making sure you investigate … more

Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

Calming worries about anxiety and panic attacks

Dear Ask A Therapist How can I tell when anxiety and panic attacks are at concerning levels? Dear reader, I can give you a quick view of what is good to know about anxiety and panic. Anxiety and … more

No sweat: You don’t need a gym to get your exercise

Something clicked when I woke up this morning and I remembered this is my favorite time of the year. I love this time of year because some of my favorite foods are arriving at the peak of ripeness in … more

Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how … more

Learning skills with vehicles and figures

A great way to spend time with preschool children is playing with them on the floor. If it is difficult to get on the floor and get up again (common), sit at a table or snack bar that is set up for … more

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her … more

To hug a hunter or angler is the very least we should do

Like them or dislike them, you still have to agree TV commercials have become very creative, humorous, maybe even distasteful and controversial. But they do get our attention. Many of us wait with … more

Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on … more

Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being … more

Teach children how to stop bullying in 10 seconds

While talking with young children about bullying they often share how upset and helpless they feel that no one comes forward to help. Adults are disappointed and hurt about this, too. They know … more

Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim … more

Too much of a good thing: We are obsessed with protein

I am amazed at how prevalent the word “Protein” is in everyday food advertising. As an elite athlete in the 1980s, I was focused on getting my carbohydrates for energy before competition, not my … more
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