Wednesday, March 16, 2011

15 Minutes Outside Review

15 Minutes Outside - 365 ways to get out of the house and connect with your kids by Rebecca P. Cohen is a must have for every parent regardless of the child's age.

"In this complex age of over scheduled kids and helicopter parents, the premise is simple: what if you got outside every day, and what if you could get your kids to come along?" Rebecca Cohen challenged herself to take her 2 children out of the house everyday. The result is this book 15 Minutes Outside.

The book is an easy to follow reference book. The activities are easy to accomplish on a moments notice. Rebecca has divided the content of her book by the month and by the day. The activities not only reflect the month, but the season as well. She also gives alternative activities to accommodate all climates, such as no snow. Of course there are no set rules and you can make up your own activities. At the end of the book is a complete list of all the activities.

The objective of this book is to spend quality time with your kids and not spend a fortune. In doing so, you are creating a strong family bond and making wonderful memories. The book is good for children up to 12 years of age, says the author. I believe it is good for all ages. I think it is important to do these outside activities with your young children, but equally important to maintain that 15 minutes of outside time as we get older.

I would give this book 5 stars. I received this book for free for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for this review.

Fifteen Minutes Outside
ISBN: 9781402254369
By: Rebecca Cohen
Published: February 2011
Format: Paperback
Length: 8 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 9.00 oz
Page Count: 256 pages


  1. Monica, I'm following you from book blogs. Thanks for reviewing this book. I was just thinking that I needed more ideas for things to do with my son. I'll have to take a look at the book, especially since the nice weather will be coming soon (hopefully!) :)

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