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Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids Paperback – Feb 24 2011

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (Feb. 24 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781402254369
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402254369
  • ASIN: 1402254369
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.9 x 20.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Fifteen Minutes Outside is full of fun, creative ideas that make it easy for busy parents to give their kids much-needed outdoor time in any season. The games, crafts and projects presented in the book fit perfectly with National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There® movement and offer simple ways for families to connect with nature and each other."
--David Mizejewski, Naturalist, National Wildlife Federation


"Research now supports what our grandmothers already knew to be true: time spent outdoors is good for our health. In this book, Rebecca Cohen offers 365 prescriptions for healthier kids and healthier families." Daphne Miller, MD, author of The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You


""Every family will LOVE getting outside every day with the fun & easy tips in this book! Today, more than ever, we need to preserve our kids' love of the outdoors. Rebecca P. Cohen gives us everything we need to make outside time happen!" Whitney Ferre, author of 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids, www.creativelyfit.com.

""Ready to get up and go? Open the pages and start to discover 365 amazing ways to connect and engage with your kids! Keep it in your kitchen, your car and by your bedside 'cause your family is about to be inspired."
Pediatric Psychologist Dr. Lynne Kenney, author of The Family Coach Method (2010-11-15)

"Rebecca P. Cohen reminds us that we can be ourselves with our kids and grow closer as a family starting with Fifteen Minutes Outside every day. This is a must read book for people who want to bring more joy, connection, and fun into their family."
Mike Robbins, author, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

"Every parent wants to keep their kids healthy, but it often feels like a struggle. Rebecca's imaginative and fun ideas help even city dwellers like me take the 15-minutes a day challenge."
Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, senior editor at Health magazine and author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide (2010-11-29)

"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 2011-02-18)

"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 2011-02-19)

"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 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks, March 2011)." (SheKnows 2011-02-16)

"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 2011-02-22)

About the Author

Rebecca P. Cohen is a gardening and outdoor lifestyle expert whose mission is to inspire people to get off the couch and discover how simple it can be to incorporate an active, outdoor lifestyle into a busy schedule. The mother of two small children, Rebecca incorporates the outdoors into every aspect of life, bringing invaluable tips and inspiration into her product lines, television segments, and website, rebeccaplants.com. Rebecca is the National Wildlife Federation's Be Out ThereÖ Spokesmom.

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