It can be a very tough decision working out which My Cubby cubby house is right for you and your family– they all look so good! We hope it helps your decision that you are able to customise your cubby to make it work perfectly in your yard – so things like swapping the sides over … having balustrading or solid panels … having the slide come out the front or the side. All these things are possible and usually at no additional charge. Here is a quick guide working through the main differences between our cubbies. Duplex Cubby House Our Duplex … Read More
Outdoor play makes children better students because of all of the benefits it has on their mental, physical and social development. We have read extensive research on the subject, including this report on the key benefits of active and outdoor play on a childs learning ability. In the report it states outdoor play time helps students become high-performance learners with skill sets that will be with them throughout their lives. Outdoor education and play time has been shown to help students perform measurably better on standardised tests. The study found students who played outside and spent more time outdoors: Markedly … Read More
A recent article in the Herald Sun about Childcare centres and kindergartens increasingly having little to no outdoor play equipment due to the size of the centres and needing room to fit as many children as possible in, is concerning. It’s just one more reason to have a dedicated play space for your children in your own backyard. From the article- University of Melbourne Assoc Prof Kay Margetts said she was concerned the importance of the outdoors in learning was too often overlooked. She said outdoor items were particularly useful in social development, understanding risk-taking and co-ordination. “These things should be … Read More
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
Now that we are well and truly back into the school year and daily grind, it’s easy for parental guilt to sink in.We’re so busy with work, life and endless to-do lists, we’re exhausted, and playing with our kids is not always our top priority. And it shouldn’t always be,
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