Gallery: Instant Summer Entertainment

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Toys have gotten pretty hi-tech lately. The toy aisle leads us to believe that we need lots of flashing lights, noises and new gadgets to keep our kids entertained. But no matter what Mattel thinks, I have a few summer staples that keep the kids busy for hours. They’re all toys that I grew up. Any one of these in a good backyard can take up a whole afternoon.[ITPGallery]