The Kidult Handbook

From Blanket Forts to Capture the Flag, a Grownup's Guide to Playing Like a Kid

The Kidult Handbook

Adulting is hard! But “kidulting”— engaging in nostalgic childhood activities to relieve stress, like playing with your old favorite toys, participating in games and activities from your youth, and even snacking on the foods you enjoyed as a kid— isn’t. Let this book be your guide to indulging your inner child.

“Kidulting” is a thing, and it’s growing! Especially popular among millennials, the term “kidulting” refers to engaging in activities from your childhood, sometimes with a grown-up twist. Psychology Today points out that playing like a kid helps you look at the world with fresh eyesor “beginner’s mind”—which allows you to slow down and focus.

The Kidult Handbook is a fun and informative guide to healthy escapism through play. Much like adult coloring books, kidulting is a way of focusing your mind on something fun and creative to relieve stress. But this book goes way beyond just coloring—it includes 160 ideas for fun, from timeless classics like building blanket and pillow forts, to generation-specific ideas, from millennials to boomers. Interspersed throughout are fun facts and trivia about games through the ages. Most activities are unplugged and screen-free, and range from solitary pursuits to ones you can share with a friend or two. Feeling young again has never been so easy!
  • Adams Media | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781507207581 | 
  • May 2018
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About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine GenTwenty, the twentysomething’s guide to life. After graduating from the University of Maryland with BS in Psychology and a minor in Human Development, she moved to Seattle where she currently lives with her husband. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.

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