Those cushions on the floor? They’re not cushions. They’re the big leathery bumps on the back of a humongous crocodile, ready to gobble you up if you don’t run across it to get to the other side of the swamp. Your favourite books strewn down the hallway? They’re not books. They’re wobbly stepping stones across a heaving sea of fiery lava – your only way to the safety of your magical golden castle. The skipping ropes you just tripped over? They’re not skipping ropes. They’re boa constrictors guarding the door to the secret jungle kingdom, ready to lunge if you … Read More
Kids love imaginative play. In fact, so do adults. As a responsible adult, I often use my imagination – to pretend I’m lounging beside a pool, reading a book and sipping a cold drink, atop a mountain so high (yet, amazingly, the weather is wonderfully warm) that no one, not even the late Edmund Hillary, could climb to the top and make annoying and perplexing demands of me, such as: “Hey Mum! You pretend you’re Mum and I’ll pretend I’m a cat!” Imaginative play is essential to children’s learning. It’s how they make sense of the world. They learn social, relationship, … Read More
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a parent. So, you know the Christmas drill: Buy copious amounts of $1-$50 toys. Look up gift-wrapping ideas on Pinterest. Think to heck with that. Wrap presents as quickly as possible and get sticky tape stuck in your hair. Throw presents under Christmas tree. Eat Santa’s biscuits and drink his milk (scotch if you’re lucky). Get poked awake by the gremlins darlings at 5am. Watch as they tear open their presents and play with them for a few hours. Spend the next 12 months finding forgotten toys under couches, behind curtains and beneath your foot … Read More
I can’t believe its October already – how did that happen so fast! It is time to start seriously thinking about the kids Christmas presents now (scary I know!). Santa’s helpers here at My Cubby are busy building up a stock of cubby house pieces in preparation for the “silly season”. We have started to receive lots of queries about orders for Christmas, so thought we would put together this quick bullet-point guide which has all the information you require to make your Christmas cubby purchase as pain free as possible! Here are the details: The sooner your … Read More
Sick of being indoors? Here are 9 ideas for winter play There are different kinds of people in this world. Some are summer people, some are winter people. Some people feel invigorated by the rain, and some of us get our crazy on a la Kathy Bates in the film Misery. But when you have kids, it’s best not to wear your dressing gown all day and mumble about getting “the blues” while polishing your axe! Despite grey skies and drizzling rain, there is fun to be had outdoors. So, grab your boots, scarf and sense of fun, and help … Read More
Those cushions on the floor? They’re not cushions. They’re the big leathery bumps on the back of a humongous crocodile, ready to gobble you up if you don’t run across it to get to the other side of the swamp.Your favourite books strewn down the hallway? They’re not books. They’re
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