15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids ReviewLet’s face it, there aren’t many books out there that promote getting outside with your kids. I guess most people think that it’s a natural thing and too easy of a thing to need help with. But with TV and social media and the Internet, people are getting out less and less, kids and parents alike. I love Rebecca Cohen’s book, 15 Minutes Outside, because it encourages parents to create a habit of getting outside with their kids every day, even if it’s just for 15 minutes.

15 Minutes Outside provides you with 365 ways that you can get outside and connect with your kids, that’s one thing for each day of the year. And, not only that, but it separates the book into seasons so you can do fun activities that fit the weather. So maybe you have a million ideas of how to get outside in the summer but you’ve got nothing when it comes to winter. 15 Minutes Outside can give you winter-appropriate ideas that are fun and creative so you don’t end up hibernating all winter long.

It’s only 15 minutes a day and, believe me, your family is worth it. And doing this one, little thing (spending 15 minutes outside with your children each day) can have a profound and powerful effect on your family. There’s nothing quite like the outdoors to bring a family closer together. Don’t believe me, just try it out and you’ll see. 15 minutes a day…it’s so simple.

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