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BACKYARD POST: Stickball, Whiffleball & More

Whiffle ball (Photo by La Shinda Clark/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Ever since we asked how you and your children like to wile away a lazy summer (or spring) afternoon, we’ve been totally inspired. Cindi and Cassandra’s descriptions of nature walks and vegetable gardens led to a Backyard Fun post last week on children’s gardens, strawberry pots and beanpole tepees, complete with instructions.

Now, we’re taking the ball, so to speak, and running with Kim V’s suggestion of stickball in the court yard. “We pretty much play it like an urban/surburban softball,” she says. “Sorry we don’t have any pictures, as we’re all playing. It’s a great summertime activity for families!” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
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BACKYARD FUN: Children’s Gardens & Bean Pole Hideouts

Children gardening (Photo courtesy of the University of New Hampshire)
Last week, when we asked you how you and your children like to wile away a lazy summer (or spring) afternoon, the ideas poured in. Cindi talked about her 91-year-old dad’s vegetable garden, and Cassandra wrote about nature walks with her daughter and how much fun it is to explore plants, trees, birds and insect life.

We were so inspired, we pulled together three great ways – from strawberries to bean pole tepees – to get your kids away from the video games and into the garden, with help from the pros at the University of New Hampshire’s Growing a Green Generation project. Read on, then click “comments” and share your tips too!
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
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