We’ve already shared the importance of outdoor play for children, but there’s something about giving them a space that’s all their own that brings developmental play to the next level. Even if you didn’t grow up with an outdoor clubhouse of your own, you may have built a fort of blankets and pillows or perhaps a treehouse designed to keep away the prying eyes of siblings and parents. In addition to providing their first taste of privacy, a clubhouse like the Blue Squirrel Clubhouse can also provide a much needed respite for parents as their kids play for hours with endless entertainment. Here are four other benefits to consider.
Here at Blue Squirrel, we are passionate about helping children explore the world outside their windows. Outdoor play opens up so many doors for children to engage in imaginative play, and introducing them to an outdoor playhouse is one of the best ways to kickstart their creativity. Blue Squirrel’s comprehensive design comes ready for any kind of play. Just add imagination and watch your children transform our signature Clubhouse into a castle, a pirate ship, or even a rocket. Kids get the chance to make their own games and rules in an outdoor playhouse, thus allowing them to take on new roles and responsibilities.
Increased Physical Activity and Development
Research shows that today’s children spend less time outdoors than any other generation before them. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, children spend an average of seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen. This sedentary lifestyle has led to a rise in vitamin D deficiency and childhood obesity, that can then lead to further complications later on in life, including chronic disease and low bone density. It is clear that children need to engage in more physical activity to promote healthy growth and development, and an outdoor playhouse is one of the best ways to get them outside and off electronics. Blue Squirrel’s innovative Clubhouse offers countless ways for your child to stay active while having fun. By creating a product that is safe for children as young as four years old, we have committed ourselves to introducing kids to healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Better Academic Performance
Kids are constantly learning both in and out of the classroom. The world around them presents so many new opportunities to learn each and every day, that’s why it’s so important to get outside and explore! Playing outside has been proven to provide children with sensory exposure that is necessary for development. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that outdoor play results in greater academic success among children as they mature. At Blue Squirrel, we are passionate about giving children the tools they need to learn and grow. With a bookshelf spanning one of the walls, and built-in sensory games, your child will find learning fun!
A Sense of Sustainability
According to ecoBirdy, a kid-sized furniture brand made from recycled discarded plastic toys, 80 percent of toys end up in a landfill, incinerators or the ocean while 90 percent are made of plastic and are used for just six months on average. This is certainly a predicament given the current climate crisis. At Blue Squirrel, we set out to challenge this issue by making a product that can last for generations. Plastic toys provide children with temporary enjoyment, and often wind up becoming broken or lost quickly, yet our outdoor playhouses are built to last through each stage of your child’s development. With so many ways to enjoy a Blue Squirrel Clubhouse, we can guarantee it will keep your child engaged (and prevent you from buying poor-quality toys) for years to come.
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