Each year we run a competition to find the Ultimate My Cubby Cubby house built during the year. We need you to help us decide which is the ultimate cubby house, and to say thank you, you can win your share of $1500 worth of vouchers just for voting! We invited everyone who purchase a My Cubby Cubby House in 2013 to enter by sending in a snap of their awesome cubby. We then had our professional Cubby Inspectors (our 3 and 6 year olds) pick the 12 finalists based on colour, creativity, use of space and how much they wanted to … Read More
Learning in our Cubby House Shhhhh … don’t tell my kids, but while they are happily playing and laughing in their cubby, they are actually LEARNING! Our kids have a little toy cash register, which is flat out working as Paul and I are constantly buying sand coffee and food (or my personal favourite – mud and grass pie) from our Cubby Cafe. The kids use pretend money and they now recognise the numbers on the money and coins. When we pay, we often need change so the kids LOVE working out how much the shop keeper needs to give … Read More
There are so many different ways to play in and enjoy your cubby! The possibilities are endless. Here are our top 5 ideas for fun in your cubby! Unleash the artist! Your cubby is the perfect place to have a small table and chairs for your children to do their artwork. Let them draw, paint and craft to their hearts content while not having to worry about mess (or the dreaded glitter!!) inside your home. Cafe fun! One of our most popular additions to our cubbies is the cafe option. Kids love to role play and with your own cafe … Read More
As important as physical play is, the long term use of a cubby involves more mental play and imagination. The cubby represents a small house of their own to play in involving all the aspects of home. You can add a kitchen, set up a loungeroom to relax in, have a café where the kids can make their own menu’s , have a sandpit for creative play. Our kids even have come up their own rules for their “house” (Friday nights is cleaning night at their place). It’s so lovely to see their sense of responsibility grow. When we integrate … Read More
Welcome to the My Cubby blog! Paul and I still get surprised sometimes – even after almost 3 years, that we are actually living our dream of encouraging kids back outside, playing in our gorgeous cubby houses. We grew up as kids exploring with friends and just coming home for food and sleep! Now days, kids seem to spend so much time inside, playing/watching technology, being sedentary and we were quite determined that we wanted to change that and find a way for kids to be safely outside exploring, imagining, smiling and laughing like we used to (I am making … Read More
“MUM! Let’s play chasey.”“MUM! Jump on the trampoline with me!”“MUM! If you don’t play hide and seek, you can never have coffee again.”“MUM! I’ll pretend I’m a cat, and you pretend you’re mum.”Sometimes, I just don’t want to play. Scratch that, about 98% of the time, I don’t want to
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