Mommy Blogger’s Top Picks: Backyard Summer Fun

Frugal Philly Mom, Linda Pham-Vertlieb's top picks for avoiding the crowds and long lines by having fun right in your backyard.

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<a href="http://www.facebook.com/ZingToys"><b>Z-Curve Bow</b></a><br />$20<br />The ideal toys to get kids up and active in the backyard or playroom, all with safety and security of soft-foam ammunition. Ready…Aim …Fire! <br /><a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Mommy-Bloggers-Top-Picks-Summer-Splurges-125501833.html">Gallery: Summer Splurges</a><br /><a href="http://www.frugalphillymom.com/">Get More: FrugalPhillyMom.com</a>
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<a href="http://www.facebook.com/ZingToys"><b>Zing-Shot Launcher</b></a><br />$10<br />And what’s summer fun without a slingshot? The Zing-Shot Launcher is a high-performance, safe and compact slingshot that features a Quik-Zip load system and specially-made Red-X ammo soft-foam balls that can fly up to 45 feet
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MelissaandDoug.com
<a href="http://www.melissaanddoug.com/"><b>Verdie Chameleon Bean Bag Toss</b></a><br />$25<br />Six bean bags team with this colorful target to increase hand-eye coordination, number recognition and counting skills.
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LittleTikes.com
<a href="http://www.littletikes.com/"><b>Spiralin' Seas Kids Water Park</b></a><br />$40<br />Perfect for the younger ones and it will provide kids with hours of fun as well as help develop kids motor skills.
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<a href="http://www.littletikes.com/"><b>Slam 'n' Curve Inflatable Water Slide</b></a><br />$323<br />Designed so parents can see all the action. There's also stakes that anchor the bouncer firmly in place, while a heavy-duty blower provides continuous airflow and built of puncture-resistant material. Includes stakes, heavy-duty blower with GFCI, repair kit and storage bag. It inflates in about a minute, when you're done just deflate and put away in storage.
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Step2.com
<a href="http://www.step2.com/"><b>Step2 Extreme Coaster</b></a><br />$250<br />Experience the thrill of a real roller coaster right in your backyard! With the non-slip step ramp it allows children to push the car to the platform peak all by themselves. The durable poly construction assures that the fun will lasts for years. The Extreme Coaster was also given the T.O.Y. (Toy of the Year) Award by Family Fun Magazine.
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