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Backyards for Kids

Playhouses, Sandboxes, Tree Forts, Swing Sets, Sports Areas, and More

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.

• 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

About the Author
Name Editors of Sunset Books
Bio For more than half a century, Sunset Books has been helping readers remodel their homes and improve their lives.
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Publication Date January 31, 2008
Dimensions 8-1/4" x 10-3/4"
Number of Pages 144
Number of Photos 150