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A Gift for YOU!

School is here. And, woah - what an adjustment. We had a BLAST this summer! In between Arts & Minds Camps, the Kanov Kids and I explored and experienced our state. We usually travel more than we did. But this year, we stayed put. 

WE CONQUERED THE SUMMER BUCKET LIST. 

Which we have never actually done. I went to so many crowded family places against my wishes- and the kids rode every possible ride that they were tall and big enough for. We watched a TON of movies - more than I'm actually comfortable with. And, now - 

SCREEN TIME IS OVER. NO MORE SODAS AT SUPPER. AND SEE YA SUMMER. 

I sound mean. The kids told me that. And, when I see it written - it feels rigid. 

The Fun doesn't have to be over, it just looks different. Instead of Soda we have Smoothies. Instead of Movies, we have Live Stream Concerts, and Instead of Camp, we have Enrichments.

And, we have 14 ENRICHMENT CLASSES running this Fall, y'all. 

I am so lucky to have a ton of support from friends in our community. So that means, YOU sign up for class, YOU get a present! 

Say thanks to my friends at Hot Mamas Exercise, Coleen Sanders, Chaos and Cream, Tender Belly, Women in Balance, Wee Cycle, Ivivva, exlLearning cause they're hookin' you up. 

This Fall, y'all, we're taking a trip around the Globe through Movement and Creative Arts. My intention of to raise our children's awareness of their space in the world. What can they do to impact their community? Children have the power to make changes. We are going to GIVE BACK at every location. 

Your children will decide how this looks, what they create, what they GIVE, and to whom. My amazing team and I, will frame this for them. I can't wait to see what they create. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Love, Rebecca  

 

 

Summer is so close, I can taste the candy.

The last week of school is upon us... 

Its bittersweet for some of us, scary as hell for some of us, and exciting for some of us.

I love no schedule, in theory.... I'm super busy running camps of my own this summer, so I have to schedule in the "No Schedule" 

Every Summer we do a "Summer Fun List" with my kids...

1. a whole day watching TV

-that's the only thing on the list so far. 

Am I screwed? Right now, I think I am - because they told me - they just want to watch TV and eat candy... ALL DAY. 

I'm nervous for the moment when they say "I'm bored, I want candy."

Why always candy??? Is it because I have scared them of rotting teeth and sugar, and they're teasing me? probably.... 

 

Full disclosure... I'm excited for the Summer!

I like having my kids around so much.  As much as I am "OUT AND ABOUT," I prefer to be home with my babies.  They're hilarious and adorable 90% of the time, so selfishly I want them with me. I want to hear their cuteness for the first time.

I like them with me at my camps (90% of the time). It's confusing when Mom = Teacher, ya know?! 

I especially enjoy them on lazy days snuggling watching TV. I'm more into coffee, than candy on those days, but who cares. 

What I am most excited for the moment, when I pick them up from an awesome day of camp (not mine) and they say - THAT WAS AWESOME!!! Because that 10% when they are NOT with me, I really want them to be doing something meaningful and worthwhile....

It also means, we all did our thang.

                                          NOT TOGETHER.

                                                         Had time to miss each other.

                                                              Then regrouped for dinner in the park, or whatever... Candy. 

 

Spring Goals

Winter just flew by with Enrichments across Denver.  We had a blast! The kids made Journals, presents for our family and schools, and created movement stories with friends. We ended our Steele Elementary Session with an amazing Sound Off Experience Movement Class. Yoga, Dance, Ivivva Clothes, and Headphones!!! Big shout out to my buddy, Cheryl Spriggs for the amazing snaps.

My little yogis LOVED the class - I loved our connection through the headphones. 

 

Tree Pose 

Tree Pose 

Lizard on a Rock 

Lizard on a Rock 

 Spring is here, and in the Kanov House that means – get outside! We are obsessed with tank tops, lemonade, walks at the park. Spring Enrichments are underway. Keeping in mind, most of Denver wants to be outside in the beautiful sunshine, I wonder – how can we bring the outside in through Movement and Creative Arts? 

This Spring in Enrichments, we are continuing to explore aspects of our personality and what makes us happy, sad, feel safe, scared, and like a super hero. We’re making Spring Goal Journals, Gardening Movement Stories, and playing Freeze Dance with playground shapes.  

My kids, who are 4 and 7, have lots of input into my classes and camps. They don’t always love coming to my classes but when they do, they dive right in.  This past week, the Kanov Kids were in attendance for an Enrichment Session as we made our goals for our Spring Session: 

Freeze Dance

Special Treats (non-edible ones)

Partner Yoga with Headphones… all made the top three. 

When we were headed home, my littlest asked, “Well, what are our Spring Goals?” This was great, because our discussion turned from “Why can’t I play my iPad today?” which I was grateful not to revisit, AGAIN.

So here are the Kanov Kids top THREE…. 

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1. Fairy Garden: Tooth Fairy, Potty Fairy, and Karma Fairy have been visitors in the Kanov House. Wonder who will show up next!? Let’s plant it, and see. I think the Gratitude Fairy is close. 

2. Zucchini Bread: Any way to get my kids baking. Baking = math skills, sensory development, increased awareness into diet. And, Zucchini bread is delish! 

3. Bike Riding: My darling husband read somewhere that kids should learn to ride a bike going down a hill. So last summer, he decided to take my then 6 year old to the park and let him ride down a hill, and my son steered right INTO A TREE! Its taken a while for him to even touch his bike. The trauma was real…. But now were back, and I have high hopes for my 7 year old.

Want to see Enrichments (Headphones, optional) at your school next Spring? Email me! Want to Garden? Join us this Summer any Arts & Minds Half or Full Day Camp. We got a Garden plot!