New Book Offers Mother's Day Gift Option for Outdoorsy Moms

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'Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids,' new title from Heliconia Press, provides guide to parents for getting kids more active in outdoor adventures. Useful tips and funny real-life anecdotes help parents have more fun and success teaching kids fishing, swimming, jogging, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, snowsports, paddlesports and climbing.

Just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving is a new guidebook to help parents get kids active in the great outdoors .

"Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids - A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors," by award-winning author Eugene Buchanan extends parents a helping set of training wheels to getting kids active outside. Included are informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, fishing, skiing, hiking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits.

The timing of the book also coincides with directions being set by America's First Family. Getting kids active outdoors is among the prescriptions for healthier youth that's part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move anti-obesity campaign. Connecting kids with nature is also one of the four major prongs of President Barack Obama's newly launched America's Great Outdoors initiative.

The book is garnering testimonials like these:
"If you're hoping to pass on the thrill of outdoor fun to your kids, read this book. Buchanan's rich--and frequently hilarious--experiences offer essential advice to any adventure-loving parent." --Christopher Keyes, Editor, Outside magazine

“An excellent beginner’s guide to help parents instill in their kids a love of outdoor activities - crucial to children’s emotional and physical health.” -- Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder."

Proceeds from the soft cover book, priced at $19.95 and hitting bookstores now, benefit the Outdoor Foundation’s efforts to grow youth participation in the outdoors. For more information visit


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