When it comes to raising kids, keeping them educated and entertained can be more than a full-time job. One of the best ways for them to learn is to make the learning process fun, such as museums, having them pursue their interests, or introduce them to something new.
Do your kids have an interest in flying, but you feel they are a little young to be hang-gliding or flying an airplane themselves? Why not take them to iFly Indoor Skydiving located 7 miles away in Lone Tree, Colorado. Kids as young as 3 are able to participate and people can wear glasses since they have goggles large enough to fit over them.
Want to get your children to be more active? Why not take them to MyGym and sign them up for a class. They offer classes for children as young as 6 weeks, although they are mainly doing easier exercises and stimulating their spatial, auditory and visual senses. Other classes include a class for those just learning to walk, which includes stretching, dancing and improving the sense of balance. Additionally, there are pre-ballet classes, a sports program for children ages 4 to 9, a ballet/hip-hop class and a ninja training class.
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If you want something that will really challenge your child’s skills and determination, as well as build their confidence, why not go on a guided mountain climbing trip. They have a youth rock climbing camp that lasts four days, three days, or even a single day. Kids will learn rappelling, bouldering, and rock climbing and are there from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In addition to the climbing camp, they offer two advanced camps. The climbing camp is for children age 10 to 14, the first advanced climbing camp is for those 10 to 14 years of age, and the second advanced camp is for 12 to 16-year-olds. You can also make it a family affair and sleep under the stars. Or, if you don’t feel like doing that, and you don’t want to go home, there are always hotels in Highlands Ranch.
Want something that will stimulate their young, growing minds? Colorado Code Club has that covered. Geared for those aged 7 to 11, they have after-school programs lasting 90 minutes, or kids can attend either the Scratch Coding Camp or the Minecraft Adventure Camp where they build their own town in Minecraft. The Colorado Code Club even hosts beginner programming classes in Scratch for those who are homeschooled in the area.
There are any number of activities which will get kids engaged and exploring their surroundings and discovering themselves, as well as new interests and skills. While they might resist at first because it is something new, or they want to do something else, having them get out of their comfort zones and discover more about the world, themselves and what they like and dislike will greatly influence them in profound ways that will last a lifetime.