Children are not colorblind. Even infants recognize differences we ascribe to race.
When the Colorado Youth Pipe Band performs at area St. Patrick’s Day festivities later this month, their costumes and music will undoubtedly evoke favorite Hollywood films or nostalgia for a misty green landscape. The music is powerful, and even those with no Scottish or Irish ancestry often find it speaks to them.
The temperature is a brisk 23 degrees as bundled-up preschool children tromp down the steps at Bluff Lake Nature Center, eager to start their school day. “Where should we go today?” asks instructor Brett Dabb. “The cicada forest!” yell several children.
“We would clean stalls, take care of chickens, that kind of thing, and for a reward we got to ride the horses. I loved it.”
If you have a child in middle school or high school, there’s an excellent chance they have tried vaping (“E-cigarettes”) or are regularly vaping. “Parents would not be wrong to assume that your child has either vaped or has been exposed to those who have fairly regularly,” says Dr. Heather Hoch, a Stapleton resident who specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Annette Haugh was just seventeen when two bad guys with guns changed her life forever. “I separated myself into two parts that day—Columbine survivor and Annette—and I’ve spent the last twenty years trying to put those parts back together.”
This summer, we decided to go beyond our usual visits to my Japanese mother’s relatives, and take the children (ages 10 and 8) on a bit of a history tour: Hiroshima; The Floating Shrine; Traditions by the Sea of Japan; and more.
Urban Air includes more than your standard fare of trampolines and dodgeball, though you will find “Pro Zone” performance trampolines here as well as basic trampolines.
Known for its complex history, delicious pho, and iconic landscapes, Vietnam has always been high on our list of places to experience. And experiencing it with our children was important to us. Vietnam marked our second trip to Asia—and our children’s first trip to a communist country, as Vietnam is one of the five remaining communist countries today.
Have you taken a trip with the goal to understand and experience another culture (with or without kids)? Contact us if you’d like to share your information for our “Cultural Travel” page.
Health experts and parents discuss the importance of community or herd immunity imparted by vaccines, which protect those with compromised immune systems from contracting vaccine-preventable diseases. The recent measles epidemic in the U.S. came close to Stapleton in January 2019 but no outbreak occurred.