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ooking for an ideal toy to get your children playing outdoors for hours on end? You need to consider investing in a cubby house.
There are countless benefits to getting your little one his own little house outside.
For starters, this type of toy can provide hours of outdoor entertainment, far from the video games, tablets and TVs many of our kids are so used to. Getting your child into the fresh air is very beneficial plus, chances are that if they’re outside they’re also getting some exercise and moving their muscles.
There are so many different things they can do in their house, and you can let them play independently, they can play with their siblings or friends, or you can accompany them and let them show you around their house.
A cubby house is the perfect place for your child to flex those imagination muscles. The house can be a school, then a restaurant, then a fortress, depending on their mood. They can make up games and even make up people, inviting imaginary friends over for tea. And because it’s their space, it gives them a sense of possession, so it’s more special to them.
In their space they can learn to enjoy peace and quiet, they can do their homework, they can have playdates, and they can use it to just chill out.
In short, a cubby house will help your child boost his creativity, improve his social and problem solving skills, and practice sharing and negotiation. And once you have one in your yard you may be faced with an interesting dilemma: getting your kids to leave their house and come back inside.
Adding a cubby house to your yard is a big decision as these tend to be expensive, so before you buy, here are a few aspects to consider before you take the plunge.
Obviously, you’ll need to take stock of the space you have and choose a model that fits comfortably in your backyard. If the model you like has a slide, be sure to leave enough room so your child can enjoy it safely.
Are you looking for a model made with wood? Do you prefer plastic? Whatever your preference, make sure you find a cubby house that’s built to last, safe and stable. Since it’s outside, it will have to withstand all of the elements, so it needs to be made from quality materials.
If you’re buying a wood cubby house, make sure the panels are splinter-free, there are no screws or nails sticking out, and that the edges aren’t sharp. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that the wood has been treated for the outdoors and that, if pine is used, it’s arsenic free.
You’ll want to pick a design, shape, style and color that is attractive to your kids and entices them to enter. Also, think about what your child would like to have on the outside of his or her house. A rock climbing wall? A slide? A table and chairs? And what about on the inside of her house? There’s no shortage of accessories and furniture you can buy and surprise her with.
This is another important aspect. There’s no shortage or expensive, poorly-constructed cubby houses on the market. That being said, there are also plenty of affordable ones with plenty of bang for your buck. Look for one that suits your budget but which is also safe for your kids.
Playing outside will help your kids get moving, get their vitamin D, increase their attention span, and reduce stress. Keep them outside for longer with their own cubby house.
Cubby houses can improve a childs development in several ways.
A cubby house is a small house that is big enough for kids between the ages of 2-12 to play in.
Learn about the benefits of cubby houses for kids here.
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