One of our mottos is “play is not just play”. We understand play is essential for children’s physical and mental health and development – it helps us learn. We initially looked to get a cubby for our children when they were young to ensure outside play was always available at home so it became a preferable option to them instead of the computer or television screen. Studies are now increasingly suggesting the amount of screen time is growing, and so are the amount of screens! It’s now no longer just the computer or television that our children are so easily … Read More
All our cubbies are designed to sit directly on to the ground. They are very big and solid so aren’t going anywhere! They are easily relocated and just one of the reasons they are perfect for rentals! One of the most restrictive things about renting is the feeling of not being able to make a home truly your own when you are limited to what you can and can’t do in the home and yard. Painting or decorating walls and even hanging what is deemed to be too many pictures can be not allowed in rentals. You don’t want to … Read More
One of the main motivators for us to get a cubby for our children was we wanted to create an outside space for them to play and be active without having to leave home. As we all know, being active is so important for children’s mental and physical development. It is essential for their health now and in the future. Now we also realise how important it is for their heart health. The amount of evidence is growing, research has found that being active and having a good diet in childhood years can help fight the onset of cardiovascular disease. … Read More
Is my child too young for a cubby house? What is best age to get a cubby house? We get asked these questions regularly! We recommend cubbies for children as young as you like! Firstly, it prolongs the life of the cubby, so you get many more years use from it (and more “bang for your buck”), and secondly, having a cubby encourages your childs physical and mental development. They are desperate to be pulling themselves up, or trying to crawl up steps, or explore their cubby – this is the perfect opportunity to teach them how to do these things safely from … Read More
One of our favourite things about making cubby houses is how children get so excited about their cubbies, not just because it’s something to play with, but it’s their own special place. They love spending hours doing so many activities in their cubby. We’ve found parents love it too because kids can be as creative (aka messy) as they want out in their cubby. It’s not inside so it’s ok! Because our cubbies are made for outdoors they are so much easier to do a quick clean up at the end of the day, from a wipe over or a … 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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