fantastic forts, terrific tree houses

Case, Nancy Humphrey
September 2004
Mothering;Sep/Oct2004, Issue 126, p32
Children are experts at creating magical places in nature. The Climbing Castle, a toy for children, even had 16 hand-carved fleur-de-lis shields. If this wasn't enough, you could go for one of the more expensive custom play structures with electricity and indoor plumbing. "The ultimate children's toy," the ad declared. But the next line revealed that it was big kids these play structures really appealed to. "Popular among Hollywood stars," it boasted. Aside from the extravagance, there's something wrong with this picture when you put kids into it. INSET: The scoop on secret hideouts.


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