CUBBY HOUSES ARE GREAT FOR DEVELOPING PRETEND PLAY SKILLS, LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL SKILLS!! As a child, I use to love making cubby houses. Now I get to share this enjoyment with my own children... Cubbies are also a great indoor activity for when you are stuck inside due stormy weather (as we have experienced in Maleny all week)! Cubbies don’t only have to be a house; they can also be a supermarket, a restaurant, a fire station, a school, or whatever hold’s your child’s interest. All you really need is to drape a blanket over some chairs or a table, and decorate the space with some toys or 'props' to help create a pretend play scene.
Using props and dress ups are a great way to introduce new words into your child’s vocabulary. For example, a supermarket cubby may teach your child the following vocabulary “cash register, pay, change, pack, deliver” while a restaurant cubby might teach “menu, breakfast, lunch, dinner, reservation”. Changing the theme of your cubby every few days allows you to add new vocabulary and to keep your child's interest.
Have you made a fantastic cubby space with your children recently? Please feel free to share a pic and help inspire others to create something similar 🙂