Read books, get prizes! There are so many great programs throughout the summer and during the school year, with prizes ranging from free books and kids meals, to tickets to amusement parks. It's a wonderful and fun way to encourage reading.
Denver Broncos Bookworms
Barnes & Noble
SYNC free audiobooks for teens
Your local library
Chuck E Cheese's
Pizza Hut Book It!
Soar With Reading
Read to Feed
Children can read to dogs at the PAWS for Reading Program in Jeffco Libraries
Waggin' Tales Aurora Libraries
PAWS Boulder Libraries
PAWS Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Englewood, Littleton & Thornton
Therapy Animals R.E.A.D. Program
Sign up for EPIC online library and get one month free! They have 25,000 digital children's books available for $7.99/month. If you have a library card, ebooks should have available to you at no cost, but they will likely have less titles available.
Friday, February 16, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, May 18, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, June 15, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well Being
3401 Eudora St.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Mental Health Center of Denver
Get 3 months access to Epic digital library, with 25,000 childrens ebooks for $1 using the code: SUMMER17. Normally the price is $4.99 a month
Youngsters, consider signing up for the free Denver Fire Department Young Adult Career Exploration Camp, and explore a career as a firefigher!
Dates: July 21 & 24-28, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Grades: 6, 7 & 8th Grade
The DFD Career Exploration Camp is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn, experience, and recognize what a future career as a Denver Firefighter could be like. Campers will participate in actual hands-on activities with emergency equipment while performing simulated fire and rescue situations. It is the mission of our instructors to instill participants with team building and leadership skills, along with valuable life lessons, while having fun! Our hope is to inspire these participants to consider working as a Denver Firefighter after their high school and college careers.
The Career Exploration Camp is dedicated to introducing local young people what it is like to be a Denver Firefighter. This camp is also a great opportunity for DFD Firefighters to help attendees build a sense of teamwork, responsibility and career awareness, while learning First Aid and CPR skills.
Camp will begin each morning at 9am at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy 5440 Roslyn Building F, Denver, CO 80216. The day will end around 4pm at the same location. Free transportation is available.
Parent or Guardian:
Registration is limited and parents/guardians will be notified once their camper(s) have been confirmed to participate. The email needed address for registration is below.
Once selected to attend, a parent/guardian must attend a mandatory orientation meeting starting at 6:30 pm on either Tuesday, July 11, or Tuesday, July 18. The orientation meeting will be at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy, 5440 Roslyn Building #5, Denver, CO 80216, and is anticipated to end around 8pm. Again, orientation attendance of a parent or guardian is mandatory to attend the camp.
- Jacket or sunscreen (weather depending)
- All campers must have waiver on file at the time of attendance.
- Water, lunch and snacks will be provided.
Registration and Waiver:
Contact Capt. Greg Pixley at 303-503-7490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete a Homeschoool Survey from Elmhurst College! The survey takes approximately 3 minutes (43 questions). Everyone who responds to the survey will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Visa gift card as a thank you for their input and time.
"Fans of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts.” --Kirkus Reviews
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.
The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. This paperback edition includes The Sketchbook of Impossible Things and discussion questions.
A New York Times Bestseller!
* “Unforgettable and uplifting.”--School Library Connection, starred review
* "Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demonstrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine.”--Booklist, starred review
* “Mullaly Hunt again paints a nuanced portrayal of a sensitive, smart girl struggling with circumstances beyond her control." --School Library Journal, starred review "
I Hate Reading - A Funny Book for 6-9 year old Intermediate Reluctant Readers
Sign up at the bottom of the page for a year free subscription! Science Up Close is also a great resource!
The NPR show, "will focus on the most interesting kid-friendly science and news stories of the week, tackling topics like dinosaurs, animals, technology, and human origins....Every episode of Wow in the World will begin with a series of questions that introduces kids to a cool new scientific discovery or finding. And, of course, Guy and Mindy have promised to tackle every subject with humor.
...Wow in the World can be downloaded wherever podcasts are available including npr.org/Wow, Apple Podcasts, and at www.wowintheworld.com."
(Source Cool Mom Picks)
Denver Unschoolers a group in the Denver metro area for all homeschoolers regardless of their homeschooling philosophy or spiritual beliefs. We hope to help provide support, friendship and group activities.