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
To celebrate the arrival of this cool new product, we’re giving you the chance to WIN 1 of 5 Kidkraft Teepees! The latest in our range of imagination play accessories, these gorgeous, super-fun orange and turquoise children’s teepees retail for $124.95 plus postage. To WIN your choice of colour delivered to your door all you have to do is… – Follow My Cubby on Instagram – Share this picture on your own profile, tell us what colour you’d like and tag @my_cubby_ to make sure we can find it easily! – Tag 3 friends in the comments of your own or My Cubby’s picture that … Read More
We not only make the best cubby houses in Australia, we know exactly how to have the most fun in them! We’ve put together this manifesto to show you all the awesome things kids can do in their cubby house to work their mind, body and heart. When it comes to our cubbies, all the fun things kids do in them makes them fitter, healthier, stronger, smarter, happier, more co-ordinated and improve their imagination and social skills. The best part is they don’t even realise, they’re just having fun! These are our suggestions on how to have the ultimate fun … Read More
Spring is the perfect time to get out and about for family picnics. One way to make picnics even more fun for the kids is to let them make the food themselves. Not only does this add to the enjoyment for them, it makes it an even bigger activity and teaches them valuable skills. The goal here isn’t to make complicated or fancy food. It’s about simple food that the kids can prepare themselves, making that all part of the fun activity of the picnic. Here are our favourite “no cook” picnic foods kids can make themselves: Fairy bread: what party, picnic or … Read More
Spring has sprung!! Spring is the ultimate time of year for outside fun. Not too hot, not too cold so you need not worry about too many preparations- just get out there and have fun! Here are our favourite things to do in Spring – Backyard Scavenger Hunt- We’ve written about our love for scavenger hunts and made up some lists here. Your backyard comes alive in Spring. There are new flowers, leaves and blooms. Birds, insects and bees are everywhere. The sun is shining and there are baby birds and animals being born daily. It’s a very special time. … Read More
With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d get the inside scoop on what makes a cubby house the best present ever. And who better to ask than a six-year-old?In this piece of serious investigative reporting, I talk to six-year-old Cailin about her cubby house and why she thinks
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