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Fifteen Minutes Outside

365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids

Published: March 2011
SKU: 9781402254369

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"Every family will LOVE getting outside every day with the fun & easy tips in this book!"—Whitney Ferre, author of 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids

In just 15 minutes your kids can be unplugged from their screens and outside on an adventure, all thanks to the ultimate parenting resource to help you connect with your kids and get out of the house! A creative collection of activities for families, Fifteen Minutes Outside is filled with 365 days of quality time, outdoor adventures, and unplugged activities that require little time, cash, or patience.

Perfect for parents, daycare workers, babysitters, and more, this book will keep kids busy and stop the dreaded "I'm bored!" from escaping their mouths.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 5 in x 8 in
  • Pages: 256
  • Case Count: 12
"I would recommend Fifteen Minutes Outside to anyone looking for different activities for their children and a new ideas to get out of the house." — 2 Wired 2 Tired
"[This] should be the kind of book where you have all the pages with your favorite activities dog-eared so you can refer back to them quickly." — 3 Ps in a Pod
"Organized by month, the book provides simple, low-to-no-cost activities for parents and/or their preschool- to elementary-aged children." — Library Journal
"Fifteen Minutes Outside gives you fun and creative ideas so even the busiest of parents will be able to have some fun outdoors with their kids in any season. Games, crafts and activities will give families a simple way to connect with each other." — A Wrestling Addicted Mommy
"This is an excellent resource for busy parents or parents looking for something new and different." — Abbie Reviews
"A wonderful, thoughtful, encouraging guide that put me in a positive frame of mind. Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Way to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids by Rebecca P. Cohen is a gem." — Ann Again..and Again
"The concept of the book is great: one activity to connect with your child(ren) for every single day of the year!" — Baby Dickey's Giveaways
"Fifteen Minutes Outside is just the kind of book parents need to help give them that extra little push to get their kids outdoors." — Book Dads
"Simple and inspiring, this book is bursting with hundreds of easy ways to get your family out into nature a little bit every day." — Books and Boys
"I loved book from page 1 it is a wonderful idea and so easy to do." — Butterfly Wishes
"A wonderful book packed with ideas to get you and your kids outside and moving no matter the weather." — Crazed Mind
"If you are looking for a book that will open your eyes and will encourage you and your family to get outside and engaged with one another, this is the book to do it!" — Dad of Divas
"I urge you to give it a try. Carve out 15 minutes to "get out of the house and connect with your kids"." — Everything's Abuzz
"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." — Examiner.com
"The activities in this book are designed to be simple and low cost. You won't need fancy equipment or special clothing...We will be putting this book to good use - starting this month!" — For Immediate Release Reviews for Kids
"This book has given me so many ideas on how to get the kids outside more often no matter what the weather is like." — Fun Saving Money
"The 365 different activities are simple enough that you don't need special equipment, they're low to no cost, and can be enjoyed year-round. You can literally flip to any page in the book and find a clever new idea to enjoy outdoors." — GaGa Sisterhood
"These activities should really help keep the "I'm Bored" mantra at bay this summer." — Giveaway Blogdom
"This book provides fresh ideas for spending together-time outside." — Glo.com
"Rebecca shares her personal experiences of being outside with her kids throughout the book, providing extra insights and a very down-to-earth read. The ideas aren't just simple; they're also low- to no-cost." — Go Explore Nature
"With no need to start at the beginning or follow from front to back, 15 Minutes Outside is an excellent resource when looking to fill little slots of time with visiting children — perfect for grandparents. Plus, the majority of the activities are free — even more perfect in these budget-crunched times." — Grandma's Briefs
"A list of 365 wonderful ideas, organized by month, to push your reticent crew out the door." — Green Baby Guide
"What I really like is that the author's ideas are not these big elaborate things that you couldn't realistically do. These are simple activities for you to do with your children from ages 2 to 12." — Green Mama's Pad
"It will jump start your 15 minute outings and will enhance your relationship with you children." — Guessing All the Way
"The book is laid out by month, so no matter what time of year it is, you can find something to do!" — Hanging off the Wire
"For a busy mom like me, fifteen minutes outdoors with my kids everyday isn't impossible, so what's not to try?" — Hip Mama's Place
"The book has really influenced my thinking for the better. Cohen's book is a fantastic resource, and I highly recommend it." — Infant Bibliophile
"Fifteen Minutes Outside is much more than a book chock full of ways to spend time outside with your children each day, it's a book that can have profound effects on the health, happiness and the well-being of your family." — Inhabitots
"And while an occasional snow day is fun, when they pile up, kids get a little rowdy. I just read about this book that might help you keep cabin fever at bay." — Lady and the Blog
"I know that I will be reaching for it time after time when I need a little push or inspiration. It has also inspired me to resolve to get my own family out doors every day, even if just for 15 minutes." — Listening to the Silence
"Fifteen Minutes Outside is sure to be a book that I will return to for ideas again and again." — My Four Monkeys
"This book is great...The author gives great tips on things to do during each season & how to adjust things for the climate you live in." — My Springfield Mommy
"It has little ideas (one for each day of the year) that will guide you on winter days, rainy days and just plain less than perfect days." — Natural Moms Talk Radio
"The great thing is anyone can do it-young or old, native or foreign, athletic or couch-bound. We can all be outside and breathe. Even with one of my kids who'd rather watch a decade of TV than set her toes in the grass, I have managed to wave the book in front of her nose and say, 'Come with me!'" — Psychology Today
"If you've never learned to appreciate nature when the weather isn't sunny and warm, dare to venture outside your comfort zone. Not sure how? Pick up Cohen's upcoming book Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks, March 2011)." — SheKnows
"Fifteen Minutes Outside is the inspiration of outdoor lifestyle expert Rebecca P. Cohen's commitment to spending time outside with her family every single day for a whole year...I need a book like this." — SheKnows
"I think this book is great. I think every parent should own this book. Get out of the house and spend just fifteen minutes with your family every single day. You will be glad that you did!" — Simply Being Mommy
"An inspiration[al] book—a great reminder that even on the dreariest of days there is no excuse for not getting a little fresh air in your kids." — Sounds Fun Mom
"Every family should have this book and make the "15 minutes outside rule" a part of their lives, even if they are super busy." — Susan Heim on Parenting
"Provides you with hundreds of easy ways to get outside with your family to enjoy a little bit of nature every day of the year." — The Find
"Outdoor lifestyle expert, Rebecca P. Cohen, author of Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, highlights the top 10 easiest vegetables and herbs to grow in your garden. How does your garden grow?" — Tiny Green Mom
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