We all want to get out of the house and connect with our kids, but admit it, sometimes as parents, our creative juices just aren't flowing. That's where Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids comes in.
This book is the perfect resource for any parent who just wants to get out there and nurture their kids with a little nature. And if you're not sure what to do, no sweat. Rebecca Cohen lays out a great plan with an idea for every day of the year. It sounds so simple doesn't it? But how many times have you stood outside unsure of what to do? Well, you're bound to find something you haven't thought of in this fantastic book--how about thanking a bat and a dragonfly? Or drawing lanes, so you can pretend you're driving? Have you ever played 'crocodile'?
What makes this book great is that each way to get outside is a low to no-cost idea that anybody can do. And each one is tested by the author herself, who made a New Year's resolution to get out of the house every day and bring her two sons with her. At a time when everyone in our family can be playing with their own handheld video game or watching television, this is just the book we need to give us that extra incentive to get a little fresh air. You'll even feel better after you did!
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks (March 1, 2011)
Source of review copy: Publicist