Fathers can play an active role in providing their children with a healthy childhood. From the monkey bars, to a game of catch to a hike on the trail, exercise is a great way for dads and kids to spend time together. Checkout the resources below to get moving with your kids.
Colorado Gardening Tips
Get out in the garden with your kids! The Colorado State University Extension Office provides a wealth of resources for those interested in planting a garden as well as tips on how get things to grow in the state's tough soil.
A comprehensive list of recreation centers, state parks, trails, ski resorts and hunting and fishing areas in the state.
Colorado State Parks
Find a a great trail to hike with your kids.
Denver Parks & Recreation
Lists and maps of all parks, golf courses and recreation centers in the city and county of Denver.
Interactive Colorado Map
Resources for Colorado kids from the Colorado Tourism Office.
Is it just child’s play? (PDF File)
Fathers promote the kind of play that supports child development according to the Minnesota Fathers and Families Network.
How to Exercise with the Kids
Nine tips to remember from the About.com fatherhood portal.
International Walk to School Day
The purpose of Walk to School Day is to increase awareness of the benefits of walking or bicycling to school for children and local communities. Studies have shown that children who are physically active do better in school and morning exercise is associated with increased activity throughout the day for children. Fathers are always encouraged to walk to school with their children as a way to connect as a family and have a direct impact on their children's daily lives. A 2009 study released by National Center for Fathering indicated that one of the greatest increases in father involvement over the past nine years has come in the form of "walking or taking your child to school".
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.
Live Well Colorado
LiveWell Colorado is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living. In addition to educating and inspiring people to make healthy choices, LiveWell Colorado focuses on policy, environmental and lifestyle changes that remove barriers and increase access to healthy behaviors.