Do you remember the fun you had playing in a cubby house growing up? From make believing you were a vet nurse caring for your animals, to a pirate making your toys walk the plank, you had so much fun! The magic of a play house continues to bring joy to the next generation and we’re going to show you why and how …
What is a Cubby House?
A cubby house is a play house. It’s a space where kids can feel safe, express their creativity and enjoy using their imagination. They’ve been a part of children’s lives for many generations and in many forms. Our fabric play houses have been designed with both fun and functionality in mind. Rather than taking up precious room in your home, they simply sit overtop of your table. When your kids have finished playing for the day, the fabric cubby house simply folds away into a cupboard or drawer.
5 Benefits Kids Receive When Playing in a Cubby House
Children learn by playing and the best play is creative play. When a child plays inside their own little play house, they set the rules. This helps develop their social skills, decision making skills and creativity. It’s also really fun and when it comes to learning something new, fun is always a huge motivator!
There are so many benefits kids receive when playing in a cubby house or play house. Here are our top five:
- Develop Self Confidence – inside their cubby house, the child can be and do whatever they want. They’re in charge and they build a connection with that space, making it their own. It becomes a safe place and one they love to be in!
- Understand Social Norms – our society is full of rules. How we talk with others, sharing our belongings, turn taking and even the words we can use with different people are incredibly complicated. They’re something we learn over time and this is what children practise in their cubby houses.
- Develop Problem Solving Skills – which toy is going to be sick? Where will the vacuum cleaner go? What game will we play today? These are all examples of the decisions kids need to make when playing inside a cubby home. Pretend play helps build their cognitive skills, preparing them for more complex decision making as they get older.
- Increased Language Development – one of the ways children learn is by imitating and role playing. Often, you’ll find kids using their play house as if it was a real home. They pretend to be Mum or Dad, repeating sentences or instructions to their toys or friends they have heard us say before. Through this imitation, they begin to build an understanding of what different vocabulary means, developing their language skills.
- Happy Memories – memories are important to all of us. We want our kids to look back on their childhood with fondness and have plenty of happy memories!
Give Your Child the Best Gift – a Fabric Cubby House
Head over to our online shop to order your little one their own fabric playhouse today!