Travel in Broomfield, CO

By The Goddard School • April 5th, 2018
“An afternoon snack at our house is usually either a smoothie or fruit with protein, such as apples with peanut butter or orange and cheese slices. Other favorites include yogurt-based Popsicles, trail mix or homemade popcorn.” ― Kath Younger, a registered dietitian and blogger at Kath Eats Real Food
“For an after-school snack, my kids have enjoyed fresh…

What are the benefits of art projects for kids? How do parents nurture creativity and brain development through art? Get parenting tips and resources here!

How to raise a child who assumes responsibility for his actions and makes amends --whether you're there or not.

Including our children in the care of our beloved family pets can provide valuable lessons on love, kindness, gentleness and responsibility. Here are some doggone great ways (supervised, of course) children of varying ages and stages can participate.

By The Goddard School • March 27th, 2019
You don’t need to go anywhere to capture the vacation vibe
Spring and summer school breaks are coming up, and while many of my friends hop on the first plane, train , or rental car outta the city year after year, my family and I have found ourselves stuck at home many times in the past. The thing is: We’re all feeling it, the vacation itch. That’s why I like to bring the vacation vibe…

Combine stylish and sustainable with indoor plants that clean the air in your home. Not sure which to choose? Consider these plants to filter out the toxins in your abode.

Have you ever wondered why we even bother buying our kids toys when all they really want is the cardboard box to build a fort? Grab your kids, and some scissors, and get ready to make some memories with these creative ideas for cardboard forts.

For World Poetry Day, see these quotes from famous poets about motherhood, family and children.

By The Goddard School • December 18th, 2018
Help your kids get a sense of life in other countries by introducing them to a variety of holiday rituals celebrated around the globe during this time of year
Here are a few examples to get your crew exploring different cultures—maybe you’ll even create a new family tradition !
Ethiopia: Here, many families celebrate Christmas on January 7—though most people actually refer to the holiday as either Genna or Ganna, after a hockey-like game that…

These Native American sites in Colorado give you a glimpse into the state's ancient roots, including Mesa Verde National Park, Ute Indian Museum, Southern Ute Cultural Center, Sand Creek Massacre and more.

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2010
Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid. A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day. Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time. Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative. Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as…

Not sure what to pack your little one each day? Here are five easy lunches to help you out!

By The Goddard School • November 8th, 2018
Part of being a good citizen includes giving back to the community and the world at large. Here are five ways to encourage children to be charitable
1. Start small. Rake the leaves in an elderly neighbor’s yard, take food to an ailing relative or just hold the door for someone. These deeds show your child that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
2. Donate clothes and toys. Go through your child’s…

By The Goddard School • November 5th, 2018
Sensory smart parenting made easy
Jayden, an active preschooler, loves the playground. After a few minutes, he’s so revved up that he starts running around, bulldozes over other children in his path, and then digs into the sandbox, spraying his little sister, Jenny, nearby. Jenny starts crying because she hates sand on her skin, and it’s sticking more than usual because she refused to let you properly rub in sunblock. She can’t stand that either.…

By The Goddard School • September 12th, 2013
You love to watch your little one playing and learning, and so do Goddard School teachers. Observation is a core method our teachers use to assess what children are learning, when they are ready to learn new tasks and what their interests are. We use these observations to track the children’s progress, develop lesson plans and share the children’s development with their parents
As parents, we often teach our children, yet they can teach us…

Halloween for preschoolers should be light and upbeat, not scary. If you plan to celebrate with your little ones, either with trick-or-treating or a party, here are some fun and simple costumes to consider
Superhero – All you need is a long-sleeved t-shirt, a colored hand towel or a rectangle of fabric for a cape; leggings or fitted pants; and felt for making an eye mask, headband and symbol cutout of your children’s choice. They can pick a superhero from a favorite movie…

Colorado's best museums are dedicated to everything from contemporary art to the American West to science and nature to historic figures to kids museums.

According to Dr. Newmark, the fifth critical emotional need of children is the need to feel secure.

By The Goddard School • January 29th, 2014
By Jack Maypole, MD
Gravity sucks (well, actually, it pulls). If you are an infant or toddler
anyway, it remains one of the greatest challenges you face. One does not need to be a phrenologist to know that the noggins of our littlest children get bumpy as they are knocked and bonked with zillions of pratfalls and tumbles each day. The question is: when is it serious? When should these kids be seen by a…

By The Goddard School • May 29th, 2018
Ever noticed how a rise in temperature seems to directly correspond with a rise in the amount of loose change flying out of your purse
What with ice creams, drinks and whatever else they’re begging you for I feel like I shell out money hand over fist as soon as the sun comes out.
With three little people now pretty much eating and drinking and costing the same as each other days out can get…

By The Goddard School • May 2nd, 2018
We asked you what product or strategy helps streamline your mornings and get you out the door on time. These ideas are serious game changers
I wait until I’m at work to have my coffee. It motivates me to get ready and keeps me from lingering.
— Libby Cutler, Richmond, Virginia
I keep the kids’ socks, shoes, and hair stuff next to the garage door so we don’t have to run around for the last…

Here are five important things to remember during your pregnancy.

Backpacking in Colorado’s national forests, state parks and other public lands and wilderness areas is ideal respites from the distractions of modern life. Find a backpacking outfitter and get out there!

Celebrate with your Mom this year at The Workshop located inside Rustic Ranch Relics at The Orchard Town Center.
Visit out sign gallery to pick your project
Ticket includes 2 mimosas or champagne toast for each guest (21+) plus assorted pastries & such!

By newscred • April 23rd, 2018
It’s never too early to learn about financial responsibility
Working moms already do a great job in leading by example and teaching their kids about the value of hard work, but one mom took things a bit further by actually giving her daughter imaginary bills and checks to teach her some key financial lessons.
Lynn Brooks, a working mom of two from Birmingham, AL, posted her parenting hack on Facebook where it has since been shared more…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

We are excited to announce the addition of The Workshop!!
Do you love DIY (Do it yourself) projects? We do and are so excited to be adding The Workshop to our fun store! We can't wait to show you what fun decor projects we have been working on and we just know you are going to love them!!
Watch for our calendar & more details coming February 8th!!
Why, YES, we did!!

“Long days, short years.” How true these words are for parents. Several years ago, a mom with college age children said those words to me, and they resonate

Give snack time some healthy zest with these apple ring cookies!

Whistler-bound skiers and boarders rejoice. Experience cosy, convenient Whistler ski out resort bliss on Blackcomb Mountain with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

From sugar high's to tantrums, how to have your kids on their best behaviour when visiting family this holiday season.

Residents are invited to participate in a follow-up meeting to discuss input received from the community and next steps to address transportation and safety concerns in the Old/Near North End neighborhoods. This is the second transportation study meeting intended to identify challenges and potential improvements that could be implemented to create a more pleasant residential neighborhood while accommodating existing and future traffic
WHAT: Old/Near North End…