Cubby Houses and Forts Are Made to Be Used

Fine and strong Australian timber is used to create our cubby houses and forts – they are built to last! We don’t want your kids to turn into couch potatoes. No way! So our heart and soul goes into each and every one of our designs. Your kids are going to want to play in their cubbies day and night. They are going to shoot off into as many adventures as you can imagine, all while being in the safety of their very own backyard. That is the thing about cubby houses and fort, they are made to be used. We know how to make a backyard toy kids like. Take a look at the many reasons kids love using our cubbies: They make a birthday party or backyard event so much more fun. The cubbie can be the main part of your child’s birthday party theme. For instance, it Read more..

Wooden Cubby- A Haven of Fun For Kids

Kids like spending time with their friends. It is a way to have fun after a long day at school. If you are not careful, your children may get involved in secret groups and end up getting in trouble. A wooden cubby is the best way to keep your children within your home compound while making sure that they get maximum fun with their friends. This house is perfect for kids seeking to have fun during their young age and it would be mean to deny a child such an exciting experience. As a parent, you pressure your children to perform well at school. However, they need to relax and a wooden cubby provides plenty of recreational activities for the little one. By installing a cubby house in your back yard, you watch them as they play. Strangers cannot harm them because it’s within the confinement of your home. A Read more..

Build Special Memories by Playing Outside

  Physical development of a child gets hindered owing to lack of physical activity, says a recent research. The invention of technological developments of unique, modern indoor games such as computer games and play stations has obstructed physical activities. The craze for such games is increasing and the outdoor playing in the playground is completely ignored. Now children are glued to indoor games and it has a bad impact on their health and vision.   Interesting and Tactful Ideas   The right solution to this problem is to explain them the advantage of playing in the playground and buying them useful Cubbie outdoor games that they will get tempted to play outside. There are many playground equipments now available and you can choose depending on the likes and dislikes of your child. Some of them are:   Playground equipments like climbing frames. These are in affordable prices and are made Read more..

Wooden Cubby- A Haven of Fun For Kids

Kids like spending time with their friends. It is a way to have fun after a long day at school. If you are not careful, your children may get involved in secret groups and end up getting in trouble. A wooden cubby is the best way to keep your children within your home compound while making sure that they get maximum fun with their friends. This house is perfect for kids seeking to have fun during their young age and it would be mean to deny a child such an exciting experience. As a parent, you pressure your children to perform well at school. However, they need to relax and a wooden cubby provides plenty of recreational activities for the little one. By installing a cubby house in your back yard, you watch them as they play. Strangers cannot harm them because it’s within the confinement of your home. A Read more..

Get Your Couch Potato Kid Outside for Exercise

It doesn’t seem possible that kids can become a couch potato so quickly, without us parents noticing. But it can and does happen. A couple weeks go by and the weather is bad and you just got busy with work, family life, etc. Then, you notice and you think ‘How long has he been watching television today?’ or play video games. Or you can’t remember the last time you saw him get up from the couch except to get a snack. Your child has become a couch potato and it is time to make your best effort to put a stop to it. Why should you do your best to get your kids off the couch? Because kids who lead sedentary lifestyles are prone to have health and other problems including being over-weight, not doing well in school, being moody, having problems in their peer group and more. You can Read more..

Childhood Is the Best Time to Have Fun

We all remember our wonderful moments when we were kids and all of those exciting games. The cubby house in your yard will encourage the children to play outside and to communicate. There are special elements in our houses, which help the kids have fun – rope ladders, slides, wooden toys and others. Just let us know, if you have some special ideas about the cubby house and will be happy to help you.

A Safe and Strong Timber Cubby House

Our cubby houses are made of Australian timber and are designed to be safe for the children who will play inside and around it. So, we will make sure that there will be no, sharp edges, slippery areas (no matter the weather) and so on. Your children will play in a safe environment which will be completely suitable for them. The materials that we use for our products are solid and suitable for various weather conditions. Thus, the cubby house will not be damaged by the wind and the rain and will last through the years.

The Desired Timber Cubby House

A well-designed timber cubby house will give your kids the opportunity to have exciting games in a safe environment. Every child dreams for a special place where to have fun; to be able to dream and create; to invite friends and so on. You can make this gift to your kids and enjoy seeing them happy and truly enthusiastic.

Build Special Memories by Playing Outside

Physical development of a child gets hindered owing to lack of physical activity, says a recent research. The invention of technological developments of unique, modern indoor games such as computer games and play stations has obstructed physical activities. The craze for such games is increasing and the outdoor playing in the playground is completely ignored. Now children are glued to indoor games and it has a bad impact on their health and vision. Interesting and Tactful Ideas The right solution to this problem is to explain them the advantage of playing in the playground and buying them useful Cubbie outdoor games that they will get tempted to play outside. There are many playground equipments now available and you can choose depending on the likes and dislikes of your child. Some of them are: Playground equipments like climbing frames. These are in affordable prices and are made with wood or metal. Read more..

Decoration to Add Some Beauty to Your Kid’s Cubby House

Kids are excited to receive a cubby house as a gift from their parents. It gives them a lot pleasure and they will always be looking forward to play time. However, you can make the cubby house look much more beautiful by decorating the kids cubby. Girls love beautiful things and they will be pleased to work with you as you decorate the house. You can let the child choose the decorations they want and just guide them in making the right decisions. What are the best ideas for decorating a cubby house? Bright paint Painting the kids cubby house is the simplest way to decorate it. Young children love bright colors and you can add more fun by including their favorite cartoon characters. For boys you can include action figures and they will love it. Some pillows, curtains and rugs matching with color of the wall will help brighten Read more..

Wooden Cubby- A Haven of Fun For Kids

Kids like spending time with their friends. It is a way to have fun after a long day at school. If you are not careful, your children may get involved in secret groups and end up getting in trouble. A wooden cubby is the best way to keep your children within your home compound while making sure that they get maximum fun with their friends. This house is perfect for kids seeking to have fun during their young age and it would be mean to deny a child such an exciting experience. As a parent, you pressure your children to perform well at school. However, they need to relax and a wooden cubby provides plenty of recreational activities for the little one. By installing a cubby house in your back yard, you watch them as they play. Strangers cannot harm them because it’s within the confinement of your home. A Read more..

Playground Equipment for Fun and Safe Outdoor Playing

There cannot be any exaggeration on benefits of outdoor playing involving physical exercise. Kids need time in the sun chasing butterflies and somersaulting to develop their fine motor skills and maintain general fitness level. Playing outdoors not only gives the much needed workout that is good for enhancing immune system and increasing appetite; it also involves mental exercise. Running around in a playground with friends and family is the most memorable time of a day in any child’s life. Though most kids these days have gadgets like video games and tablets for exercising the brain muscle, it cannot compare to the real world experience that is offered outdoors running around. Parents biggest concern when it comes to outdoor playing is children’s safety. Another biggest challenge in encouraging outdoor play is lack of interesting playground equipment. Wooden cubby houses are a great way of ensuring your children enjoy spending time outside Read more..

Find Outdoor Activities for Kids Using Their Cubby House

Finding outdoor activities for kids is important for parents to do. Your child’s cubby house can help you with that. The outdoors gives kids so many developmental benefits that health departments around the world suggest children get at least one hour a day outdoors doing something, even if it is just daydreaming! Otherwise, all kids do all day is stay inside playing video games or watching television or using other electronics. It’s not all bad to do these things, but not by replacing their outdoor activities. In other words, what makes it negative is the fact that it isn’t balanced in any way with non-electronic activities that get kids to run, jump and climb. So here are some tips to get your kids outside to play. Here are some of the things parents can do to promote playing outside: Plan weekly family activities that take place outside. Horse riding or Read more..

How to Plan the Perfect Play Date with Your Cubby House

All kids like to be social and play with friends. If your child doesn’t live in a neighborhood full of kids to play with or they just don’t live close enough to the friends to play with them all of the time, you will have to set up a play date for them to enjoy their friends company. Making a play date with your kids friends is as simple as calling the parents and picking a time to have the children over. If you know the parents, that’s great. It will make the planning easier. If not, introduce yourself and offer to allow them to come along if they need to check you out. Fun Things to Do on a Play Date in Their Cubby House Let the kids have an art day in their cubby house. Outfit them with paper, watercolors and brushes, markers, crayons, coloring books, stickers, kids, Read more..

It’s Here! The New PlayLock Kids Furniture Range!

Kitcraft has begun selling the coolest set of kid’s furniture in all of Australia. It’s called PlayLock and the entire range is put together in a way that there are no screws or glue. It is locked together with a series of eyes and wooden flaps, like a 3D puzzle. It makes the furniture sturdy for kids to play tough and parents not to worry about the pieces falling apart like they would with cheap kids furniture or pop like what happens with blow up furniture. As KitCraft has been a trusted source for your kids outdoor toys, playhouses, cubby houses and fort, we can tell you that you will love this new line of indoor play furniture too. Your kids will get a kick out of the many different animal friends they can have in their playroom or bedroom. Or you may want to buy some of the PlayLock Read more..

When Your Kids Want a Harry Potter Party Using Their Cubby House

Whether it is for their birthday, a special event or ‘just because’ a Harry Potter party is fun and exciting. This is especially true when you use your backyard toy, a cubby house or fort to play the biggest part: Hogwarts! What fun your kids will have when they get to party on as a wizard in the most favorite of all wizarding schools. Here are some tips that will make the party a success! Turn your front door into the Hogwarts Express entrance by placing a brick door way. You can use large cardboard bricks and make a maze or drape a paper doorway that is painted like bricks. Place a sign above or to the side of the door saying ‘Platform 9 3/4’. Arrange a ball toss by setting up a Quidditch goal with three rings that the kids can toss the balls through. Keep points and the Read more..

Knights and Princess Party Ideas with a Cubby House

When you have young children in day care centers, birthday parties are often for both boys and girls. That is why the Knights and Princess party idea is perfect for that age group. When you have a cubby house in your backyard, you have the perfect castle that the kids are going to love. Here are some tips for throwing a Knights and Princess party in your backyard: Change the cubby house into a castle. Create a moat around the cubby house. Add an old knights flag at the peak of the cubby. Buy props for kids to wear like tiaras and a knight’s helmet. If you buy sword type toys, be sure they are very soft and not dangerous to play with. A dragon piñata is a fun activity for knights and princess parties. Create a royal banquet using gold colored paper plates, goblets and confetti on the table. Read more..

Cubby Houses and Forts Build Strong Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills like running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and so on are learned movements that children need to practice to get right. Kids use muscles in the arms, legs and trunk to coordinate their gross motor skills. When a child has an outdoor toy, like a cubby house or fort, they develop even stronger gross motor skills because they love practicing running, jumping, climbing and playing all the time. By encouraging your kids to play outside as often as possible, you are helping them develop their gross motor skills. Here are some tips and activities that will help you motivate your child: Pretend play allows kids to use all of their muscles. Whether your kids want to be monster, pirate or ballerina, they will use many of their different muscle groups doing all kinds of activities that help practice gross motor skills. Playing games like Follow the Leader or Read more..

Engage Your Kids in Active Play Using Their Cubby Houses

Engaging your kids in active play on a daily basis is good for their health, creates learning opportunities, and fuels a strong development. But it is difficult for parents to encourage their kids to be active for at least one hour a day. We here at KitCraft can help! Because having a cubby house or cubby fort right in your own backyard gives kids just what they need to get that physical active play. Active play is physical activity with bursts of high energy. You can think of it this way, when your child is outside on heir cubby at the steering wheel, driving to Africa to find an elephant, then he sees one and runs after it. That is active play. Active play allows your kids to stay healthy, keep at an ideal body weight and get plenty of rest. Kids who get enough exercise during the day have Read more..

Kids Sleepovers in the Cubby House

So, you have adventurous kids or they just think that they are 😉 They want to spend a night outside in their cubby house. Okay, you think, it might not be that bad…. and really it won’t. Kids love spending the night outdoors and if you have the cubby in a safe place where the kids can easily find their way back into the house should there be a need, let them go for it! Here are some tips for you to help your kids have an awesome overnight in their cubby house: Make sure no one has to be anywhere early the next day, they may have trouble getting some real rest until later in the evening than they normally do. Prepare for the weather. If it looks like there is going to be a storm, pick another night to do the outing. If it is cool, you’ll want Read more..