Friday, December 6, 2013
15 Minutes Outside - Rebecca P. Cohen
A bit too hot for exploration? Consider using water balloons, squirt bottles for water guns, or maybe use sprinklers. Is it too cold? Consider a short outdoor picnic in the yard with hot muffins and hot cocoa.
Many more exciting ideas for activities are available in this book. Cohen shares her own experience with time outside with her children. The activities start in January and move on through the year providing seasonally appropriate activities. Each entry is numbered with a title and contains a description of the activity. Throughout the book, she also includes text boxes that contain ideas on how to use the weather to your advantage, how to gather toys and other objects for use outside, how to make seasonal pack-and-go bags, and more.
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