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Old 03-31-2012, 11:49 PM
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We have a smallish backyard, and I want to get some outside toys for Syd to play with this summer. I'm not so sure about a swingset, but what are some other fun outside toy ideas? Syd is 4 1/2 years old. Ideally these would be things that will last her a few years.

What do the kids in your life like?
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:08 AM
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How do you feel about tree houses? I was all about our tree house when I was a kid. My dad took some rope netting and made stairs and everything.

Or maybe a sandbox?

Or a rocking-horse-style outside toy (I don't know what else to call these...like a little bouncy animal she can ride)?
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:09 AM
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Clive's younger, so he's likely into different playthings. But I think we're getting him a sandbox this year.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:19 AM
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SANDBOX

Omg that thing was a saviour with my cousin (well, really, it was more a sand pile, there was no box )
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I LOVED our sandbox when I was a kid. A small pool with water toys would be fun too. Maybe a cheap tent that you, you SO, and your daughter could do little "camp outs" in on the weekends...
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<imagining grant pooping in it.

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Old 04-01-2012, 01:38 AM
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Get her a pony.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:02 AM
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A refrigerator box.

Seriously though, some kind of play house would be awesome. Especially with a little kitchen or something. When we had a house I wanted to install a water feature for my daughter. Not like a pond or anything. More like a pump that cycles a tiny trickling stream over and over some little river rock feature with a few ferns and stuff for dinosaurs to look cool in. We would have loved something like that as kids.
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I think a sandbox is on the list of yes. I'd love a playhouse, but they are SOOO expensive!

No trees in our yard for a treehouse
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We have a wagon, scooter, bicycle, a small plastic little play house, and this: http://http://www.walmart.com/ip/Little-Tikes-Endless-Adventures-Adjustable-Mountain-Climber/14668536
that we play with in out backyard. We also have a tiny yard. These things keep her occupied. I also hung a toddler/baby swing from the cover on the back porch.

This is our playhouse: http://www.walmart.com/ip/American-P...house/13442784

It's pretty cheap.

Oh, and in the summer we do a blowup pool on the deck. She loves it!
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