When it comes to getting your kids the latest and greatest gifts for Christmas, parents can often become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice — and expectation — there seems to be related to gift giving at this popular time of year. But for parents looking for ways to get their kids off the smartphones and tablets, and into the great outdoors more often, a cubby or playhouse might be just the thing to do the trick. A cubby, or playhouse, is a great space for kids to curl up with a good book, chat with friends about vacation plans, and even text about the weekend. Whatever kids decide to do in their cubby, you can be sure they’ll get lots of use out of it for years to come.
Sizes and Shapes
Cubbies and playhouses come in all kinds of sizes and shapes, so whether you have a large outdoor space or a small space, you can build your kids a cubby that they’ll love to receive as a Christmas present, and then go on to get many more years of enjoyment from it. Cubbies are even fun for parents and grandparents, so be sure to consider how your kids, and the kids-at-heart in your life, are going to use it. There are multiple options in terms of size, including multiple stories for making use of smaller spaces with lots of vertical risers.
Materials and Build
Cubbies are made from all kinds of different materials, and the experts at Aarons Outdoor Living can help you determine which materials are right for your needs. Obviously, your cubby needs to be outside, so it’s important to get a weatherproof material that will stand the test of time. You’ll want windows and doors if your cubby is going to be used for sleepovers and the like, and you’ll want to make sure your roofing material doesn’t leak so kids can spend hours in there even on the rainiest days.
Accessories and More
When choosing a design or designing your own cubby, there are a number of accessories that can add even more enjoyment to your kids’ use of the cubby. For example, you might want to include a set of stairs and a railing system to keep kids safe at higher heights. You might also want to include shelving or seating inside the cubby to make it extra special. If you are giving the cubby as a gift for Christmas, or any other holiday, consider decorating the cubby for the holiday so that the kids get even more of a surprise. Everyone has extra holiday decorations lying around, and it won’t take much to take an ordinary cubby and turn it into a Christmas cubby. You could even turn it into Santa’s Workshop and make a sign that hangs out front. The kids will love it and you’ll love that they are spending more time outdoors!
Choose The One That’s Right For You
When it comes to choosing the cubby that is right for your outdoor space and for your kids’ imaginations, consider talking to one of the knowledgeable staff at Aarons Outdoor Living. They know their cubbies, playhouses and more. If you need one for your home or you need five for your childcare center, they can help you figure out what is best for you and the kids that will enjoy their cubby for years to come. Choosing materials, size, shape, and accessories doesn’t take long at all, and you’ll be on your way to building your own cubby just in time for Christmas.