The Motherhood and National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There movement announced today the publication of a crowd-sourced e-Book written by 15 bloggers on getting kids outside, titled Be Out There: Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days.
The e-Book, which is free and now viewable online, features crowd-sourced tips from the mom bloggers and their online communities on:
- Balancing Screen Time with Green Time
- Cool Activities for Hot Summer Days
- Outdoor Time in Everyday Life
- Nighttime Activities
- Celebrating Special Occasions in the Great Outdoors
The Motherhood and NWF conducted a survey of social media moms in June 2012 and found that 94% of moms think kids are not spending enough time outdoors and one-third of moms feel guilty that their kids aren’t spending more time outside.
According to the mothers surveyed by The Motherhood, the biggest impediments to getting kids outside were: weather (61%), safety concerns (38%) and technology (36%). The significant focus on weather as the number one barrier for families to outdoor time inspired the creation and publication of the e-Book.
Join us next Tuesday, August 20, at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter party to celebrate the e-Book launch with NWF’s Be Out There movement and all of the authors!
If you have your own suggestions for outdoor fun to beat the heat, we would love to hear from you at the Twitter party or in the comments section. You can visit the e-Book authors on their blogs for more ideas:
Andrea Updyke, Li’l Kid Things
Brett Martin, This Mama Loves…
Caryn Bailey, Rockin’ Mama
Elena Sonnino, Live.Do.Grow.
Fadra Nally, All Things Fadra
Heather Hopson, Diary of a First Time Mom
Holly Ambrose, Tropic Home and Family
Jennifer Matuska, Mommy Instincts
Kimberly Coleman, Mom in the City
Louise Bishop, MomStart
Marianna Nichols, Green Mama’s Pad
Molly Balint, MommyCoddle
Nickida Stephens, Nicki’s Random Musings
Piera Jolly, Jolly Mom
Tiffany Merritt, Stuff Parents Need