Creative Cubby House Ideas for your Kid
Cubby houses (otherwise known as a cubby-hole, cubby or a playhouse) are small, snug places that may be considered and used as a place of safety for children in the backyard are what childhood dreams are made of. From an early age, they spark imagination within a child
There are plenty of benefits of having a cubby house for your child. It’s not just a place to have fun and play in, it’s also an important part of their motor neuron, physical and social development skills. Research has shown that for children – play is a form of work. When they handle toys and objects, particularly in group settings with other children, their motor and social skills are activated and increased. There are studies that do highlight the attraction children have towards objects and things that are found in nature – such was water, building materials and sand; all introducing them into a world of wonder and creative imagination.
A cubby house is therefore a great investment into your child’s well-being and development. Before you go ahead and build a DIY cubby house (or buy a pre-made one) ensure the playground equipment on the cubby house is appropriate for your child’s age, and always check with the store you are purchasing from to ensure it is suitable for their age. For example, toddlers will love small slides, sandpits and climbing and crawling through things, while pre-schoolers may enjoy monkey bars, a fireman’s pole or a scramble net.
Cubby houses don’t always have to be so bright. This industrial style cubby house is with the tyre swing is perfect for little boys.
There are more cheaper alternatives then buying a pre-made cubby house or making your own. Consider investing in a teepee, or even an inflatable play house that can easily be stored away during winter.
What is a true cubby house without a slide?
Think outside the box, the cubby house doesn’t have to be high up in a tree or traditionally made of timber. This cubby house is made out of bamboo, making it very interactive and blend in well with the outdoor scenery.
Let the cubby house blend perfectly into your natural surroundings by using a more natural material, like this woven cubby house above. It’s multi-functional, as it can can also help control your gardens growth.
If you really want to have a decked out cubby house, don’t forget the picket white fence, flower bed, letter box and little path way.
Timber cubby houses offer a lot of functionality and versatility, especially if you want to add things to it later. Although they may not be aesthetically pleasing to some, timber cubby houses add character and charm to your backyard that can last generations, making it a smart investment.
Don’t feel like you have to go overboard with the cubby house, simple is always best. In this play house, they incorporate a mini rock climbing area, a safe way to mentally stimulate young children, encouraging them to think strategically while being active.
The cubby house doesn’t have to stick out like a sore thumb out in the open. Here, they incorporate the cubby house neatly into the garden, making it fit in with the environment seamlessly.
To safeguard from injuries, install shock asborbing surfaces like rubber mats, wood chips and sand around the cubby house. Also set rules for your kids and their friends.