Being a working parent will possibly make you have less time for your kids. Even when you’re a stay-at-home mother, you sure will not have 24 hours a day to play with them. Everyone needs their me-time—or simply time to do the chores, as an adult—so, sooner or later you will have to teach your little ones to be independent and enjoying time on their own can be a good start. Giving your children some place to spend the time during the day or after school will be helpful; and while you don’t find any space left at home for a playroom, a backyard playhouse will do.
Why a backyard playhouse?
Even though kids would get to see the whole world from a gadget screen, making them learn naturally from their surroundings will be the best choice. Moreover, it’s not going to be good when children become addicted to smartphones or tablets. Therefore, a backyard playhouse seems to be the perfect solution.
As a kid, you might once encounter the longing for your own mini castle. While a Barbie house was really cool, a man-size playhouse you can walk into sure becomes more than exciting. It’s a pride to own such great thing and get to make other kids jealous.
Now let’s talk about what makes a good playhouse.
A playhouse, a backyard playhouse in particular, must have a good shelter to keep your kids from heat. It doesn’t have to be as huge that your little one gets to sleep in there, but big enough to let them breathe easily. The minimum size you should consider is what can make two kids fit in. Also, make sure an adult can walk in so that it will ease you for cleaning or maintenance.
Fancy backyard playhouses
Any type of backyard playhouse will be good as long as it has the perfect size; be it a big, fancy two-flat house, a tree house, or even a simple shelter. It’s better if you put a book shelf in there to help form their reading habit.
Another thing you should consider is the material used for the playhouse. One built out of wood will be sturdy enough. Or if you don’t feel like affording a wooden playhouse, you can build one using pallets or make a PVC pipe igloo house. Once again, find the perfect material for its roof in case it will be raining sometime.