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15 Minutes Outside : 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids
by Rebecca P Cohen Details
What if you and your kids got outside every day? This book shows how readers connect with nature, learn about the outdoors, and bond as a family. The activities are the sort that require little planning, no outdoor expertise, and relatively little resources, no matter where readers live.
Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite
by Jeffrey Lee Details
Features twenty-one timeless skills every child should know - and every parent can teach!
Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Teeter-Totters
by Mike Adamick Details
These projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. Best of all, each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store.
Do-it-Yourself Family: Fun and Useful Home Projects the Whole Family Can Make Together
by Eric Stromer Details
TV's Superhandy Dad, Eric Stromer, walks you through fun do-it-yourself activities and home improvement projects that you and your brood can enjoy! Stromer brings his kid-friendly approach to this fun and practical how-to guide for large and small projects for the whole family.
Fun and Games For the 21st Century Family
by Steve Caplin Details
This trail-blazing book shows how the gadgetry in every home can be used to bring families together instead of driving them apart. From Google-racing to geocaching, code-breaking to filmmaking to robot baiting, it's bursting with over two hundred new, exciting, and creative ideas for all ages.
Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
by Peter Brown Hoffmeister Details
This book teaches why children need nature in their lives, how to begin and continue going on adventures with them, and how to enjoy the process along the way.
Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family
by Bernadette Noll Details
One of the best ways to share experiences and meaningful time together is through the art of crafting, sewing, and recycling. Here are projects to help you build family connections while being creative and crafty.
The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination & Nurture Family Connections
by Amanda Blake Details
Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations.
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun
by Ken Denmead Details
This book will help scientists-in-the-making discover how our world works with creative project ideas. The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists puts the fun back in science.
The Treasury of Family Games: Hundreds of Fun Games for All Ages, Complete with Rules and Strategies
by Jim Glenn Details
This must-have resource for every home contains more than 200 family-oriented games. Covers 60 board games, 36 card games, 50 party games, 16 games to play anywhere, 38 indoor games and 26 outdoor games.
Things To Do With Mom
by Alison Maloney Details
A compendium of activities for mother and child to do together, including making a miniature garden, planning the perfect picnic, and creating a haunted house.
Updated 03/18/2014

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