With so much of our communication being online, via email, text or phone these days children miss out on the fun and excitement of receiving a letter in the mail. We love adding a letter box to a cubby house because it presents an excellent opportunity for not only an enjoyable and special experience for the kids, but it’s so educational as well. A customer shared with us a great little story about how after their cubby was installed their child told their neighbour about it. After viewing the cubby and noticing the letter box, the elderly neighbour decided to … Read More
Excess TV time is linked to less sleep in children. It is also linked to many physical and mental health issues and is a known risk factor for childhood obesity. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a quarter of all Australian children are overweight or obese. It’s so important that we do what we can to help stop this trend. There are so many known benefits having a healthier lifestyles with better nutrition, more physical activity and enough sleep for all of us. Encouraging active outdoor play for children is fantastic for better sleep (it works for me!). Not only does … Read More
Before Christmas is the perfect time to go through the kids bedrooms, playroom and cubby house to declutter. Decluttering their toys allows space for new toys and gadgets that they will get as gifts from you, family, friends and Santa. It is also a great opportunity for them to enjoy the gift of giving by donating toys in good condition that they no longer want or need. Every family is going to be different in regards to how many toys they have, want and receive. Each child is also different. Some kids do play with a wide range of things while others … Read More
As passionate as we are about active outdoor play, there is another form of play that is just as important, imagination play. Imagination play, dramatic, pretend or make-believe play as it is also known, is critical for a child’s cognitive development (the development of intelligence, conscious thought, and problem-solving ability that begins in infancy) and social skills. The importance of imagination play can not be underestimated. It helps children to problem solve, gain confidence, learn and gain an understanding of actions and reactions. It’s not only a creative outlet- acting out all the different thoughts in their head, it can be an emotional … 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,
we promise we won't hassle you!