Why You Need a Backyard Playhouse

In this day and age where kids are growing up with their tablets and smartphones attached to their hips, it’s important to create a space where they can truly disconnect and engage their inner creativity and imagination. Getting outside and playing is an essential part of child development, not to mention it has numerous health benefits for young children. A backyard playhouse could be just what the doctor ordered!

In fact, child psychologists recommend time and time again that it is vital to give your child a space that they can call their own – a little sanctuary to indulge in some “me-time” if needed. Why is this so important for a child? Children start learning independence and a sense of self-worth as early as age one. While this is often followed by a child learning to say “no” after everything you ask, it also means they will begin to explore their new skills and test their limits. This is why it’s vital to give them a space to call their own. And what a better way to do this than giving them their own “house” like mom and dad in your backyard?

Benefits of a Backyard Playhouse

While your child is already dabbling in their own independence, a playhouse really gives them a platform to dig in deeper and develop skills that they will use all the way into adulthood. Not to mention, a playhouse ignites their imagination and lets it run free. The creativity that comes from pretend play is crucial in young children.

Imaginative play is so important in developing and building social skills in young children. Whether they are inviting you to their “house” for an afternoon tea or throwing a party with all the neighborhood kids, children are learning many vital skills amongst all the fun. They are learning and engaging in social skills like comprehending language, effective communication, complex thinking, and emotional skills, just to name a few. Kids have to learn how to thoroughly communicate and work well with others to complete the task at hand. Imaginative play with others also brings awareness to a child to be mindful of the feelings of others.

Unlike sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a tablet, a playhouse will get kids moving! Not only will it get your child outside but a playhouse gives them a reason to move and run around, which also helps build muscle strength. Moving is important because a child needs physical activity and a freeing activity in order to prevent physical, psychological, or even behavioral damage. Not to mention, active play in a child provides stress relief, better sleep, and an overall happier child.

If you’d like to learn more about adding a playhouse to your backyard, call Recreation Unlimited at (317) 773-3545 or stop by our Noblesville showroom. You and your child will love our custom, Amish-built playhouses. Choose from a variety of styles and color options. The only limit is your imagination!

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