Are your kids begging for a cubby house? Perhaps, you are considering surprising them with one? Go for it! A cubby house or an outdoor play gym with swings and slides are a fantastic addition to any child’s life, and your garden asthetics. These amazing play spaces come in a wide range of sizes and styles and give kids a place to let their imagination run wild. Creativity, independence, and confidence are just a few of the benefits of a cubby house or play space whether you are in Brisbane or anywhere in Queensland. Still not convinced? Here are my five reasons that you should set up your garden play space with a Cubby House or other outdoor play equipment.
A Space to Call Their Own
Children benefit from having their own little spot in the world. A cubby house gives kids a space to feel connected and at home and truly be themselves. This kind of connection contributes to learning and development in direct and indirect ways. As your kids learn their way around their new cubby, they’re adding to their knowledge and building a foundation of learning and discovery they’ll build on for years to come. Good cubbies include spaces for active play as well as quiet time, and they represent a blank canvas where your child’s imagination can take flight. Not to mention, they can even learn to appreciate how to maintain and upkeep their “own home”.
Speaking of imagination, the freedom to let theirs soar is another important benefit of cubby houses. The sky’s the limit when it comes to pretend play in a cubby house. A child’s cubby can become a rocket, a school, a pirate ship, a hospital, a fire station, or a cafe or restaurant, just to name a few. The opportunities are endless.
A Break from Screens
Children are overloaded with technology. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; technology teaches kids a lot and provides valuable opportunities. However, kids also need breaks from staring at screens. Cubby houses offer a chance to unplug and escape into the world of active, imaginative play, and an opportunity to escape into the outdoors for some fresh air.
While it is a space to call their own, Cubby houses also make great settings for kids to entertain friends, to learn to communicate, collaborate, share, and empathise. Of course, there will also be the occasional disagreement about how to use the space, but even arguments offer opportunities to negotiate, problem-solve, and work together to find solutions, especially between siblings of different ages who have very different ideas of play (I know because I have 2 kids who are 6 years apart). All these skills serve kids well as they grow and throughout their lives.
A Break for You
You want to spend time playing with your kids, but that doesn’t mean you can every time they want to. Once in a while, you need to get other things done – or just put your feet up and relax. Cubby houses encourage kids to play independently, freeing up time for you to focus on other things when you need to. Even a short break can recharge your batteries and help you feel refreshed.
Where to Find your Wooden or Plastic Cubby House in Brisbane or Queensland ?
If you are looking for a plastic, wooden, or timber cubby house in Brisbane, Bubby Cubby can help. With a wide variety of small to large cubby houses in all different shapes and styles, with swings or slides or climbing walls, and sandpits… we have everything you need to create the perfect play space for your kids. Contact us today to learn more.