Backyards for Kids: Playhouses, Sandboxes, Tree Forts, Swing Sets, Sports Areas, and More

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Oxmoor House, Jan 31, 2008 - House & Home - 144 pages
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Give them room to roam outdoors and fun places to play and you`ll create backyard memories that will last a lifetime--with the added benefit of getting kids away from their computers and video games. Like its successful predecessor, Kids` Places to Play, Backyards for Kids is loaded with ideas and how-to instruction for building projects like swing sets and treehouses, with innovative ideas for integrating play areas into the overall landscape design that adults will appreciate as well. Author Ziba Kashef, who has a young son, was editor in chief of Pregnancy magazine and was also previously on the editorial staff at McCall`s and Parenting magazines. Features: Step-by-step photos and instructions to help readers build numerous structures from scratch, as well as detailed tips on how to assemble some of the typical play structure kits available today, including a play set with swings and a pre-fab log cabin playhouse More landscaping advice on kid-friendly gardens and plants, as well as plants to avoid A strong focus on promoting physical activities--from basketball and baseball and soccer to skateboarding and trampolines--by creating fun and adventurous outdoor areas that kids will want to choose over electronic entertainment

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User Review  - 4rosita -

this is the same book i had seen in stores but more expensive. I was thrilled to find it at Overstock for much less. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Exactly what I wanted. Read full review

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This is a good idea book for improving your yard for kids fun, imagination, and exercise. There are some plans and steps outlined on many of the objects shown. Skill level needed varies from project to project. Read full review

About the author (2008)

ZIBA KASHEF is a senior editor at ESSENCE "RM" and a health writer. In addition to writing and editing articles for that publication, she has also written on a variety of health-related topics for such publications as Good Housekeeping and the New York Post. She is also a contributing writer for Black Parenting Book. Formerly a senior editor at Sesame Street Parents magazine and an associate editor at McCall's, Ziba is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

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