Aug 7, 2014 10:54 AM
How many times this summer have you heard the phrase, "I'm bored!" leave the lips of your kids/your nieces and nephews/the kids you nanny for? They don't know how good they've got it: long, warm days stretch ahead of them - no deadlines, no jobs - just endless opportunities for fun. Put an end to the complaints by giving them Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun ($15) by Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Joshua Glenn. The gigantic, 350-page manual volleys back and forth between fun facts and trivia, the history of games and traditions, and ideas on how to cure boredom. Before you know it, you'll be on a secret mission with the kiddos to go yarn-bombing at dusk!