As a culture enthusiast, I’m constantly looking for ways to integrate local cultural activities into my family’s schedule. We’re busy, like all of you, and it’s hard to squeeze something extra into our days. Between music, swim team, soccer, chess, band, art, and the gazillion other activities my kids want to do, we’re slammed. Nevermind the things that I want to do.
I make time for these outings because I feel that it’s important to get out and experience the local museums, theaters, orchestras, art galleries–the list goes on. It’s important because art and culture open minds and offer a unique way to experience something powerful and new. There are so many benefits, especially to young, developing minds. So, I try once a month to carve out a little time from our crazy schedules and do something fun and enriching in or around Denver, our hometown.
I recently wrote an article for Colorado Parent magazine describing a family tour at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver highlighting the educational benefits and the fun that my family had. Check it out and think about things that you can do in your community. I’m always looking for new, creative activities, and I’d love to hear your ideas!
Colorado Parent, November 2016
Art in the Family: How a Visual Education Helps Kids’ Development
by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp