A Wooden Playhouse Is the Perfect Birthday Gift… and Much More
Every time a holiday season or one of the kids` birthdays approaches, modern parents find themselves in the same tricky circle. Your kid expects a gift. It is a tradition that you have in your family and a social protocol if you will. Everybody receives gifts for their birthdays; this is how the world goes round! But when you ask your kids what they want for their birthday, you often put them into an almost equally stressful situation.
On the one hand, your kid expects a gift. At the same time, it might seem that your kid already has everything, and nothing is left to want or expect.
Why Don't Kids Know What They Want Anymore?
We live in a consumer society. The industrial revolution, invention of polymers, and improved production allowed to overflow the market with products, creating competition between brands and manufacturers, making all sorts of goods available and as affordable as they have never been.
This is perfect for easy accessibility for everything we need, but also creates a situation where we can buy more than we need and thus always have everything that we want. Buying new things is not a special occasion, but a normal part of life that we have gotten used to without thinking. This phenomenon is called adaptation, and it is one of the things that determine us as humans.
We can adapt to everything, whether good or bad. Our kids get introduced to adaptation from the youngest age. Of course, there is nothing bad in getting your kid a souvenir here and there to keep their spirits up. Especially considering the fact that "it costs peanuts" and "I didn't have all that cool stuff when I grew up."
And even if a kid really wants something for their birthday and is really excited about the gift, every parent knows that every toy or gadget will eventually end up in a drawer or storage unit. Sometimes even sooner than the warranty expires.
Does it mean that "kids these days don't appreciate anything"? Not at all. They just get adapted to consumption from an early age, and so do we.
However, there is a pretty easy way to break this circle, bring the excitement back and avoid filling up the house with more junk.
"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things."
Experience Gifts Are the Key!
Experience gifts are gifts that are more about memories and impressions than actual possessions. Those can be entirely immaterial gifts like travel, activity certificates, etc., or things that help to create memories can evolve with time remaining relevant.
An outdoor playhouse is one of those gifts. Moreover, in this article, we shall explain to you that your kids playhouse may turn into lots of various gifts, an endless source of ideas for future holidays, and a way for the whole family to come together, bond, and build new lifetime memories and traditions.
A Gift That Keeps on Giving
The best part of getting a wooden playhouse as a birthday present is the fact that it is "a gift that just keeps on giving."
Unlike with toys, gadgets, clothes, or any other gifts that come to your mind, the excitement from a kids playhouse does not decrease and fade away with time. It is because a wooden playhouse can be changed, adjusted, and customized according to your kids` age and current interests.
What starts as a tea part house can easily be transformed into a home theatre, a science lab, a library, or a slumber party hut. And the transformation itself will be an exciting and bonding ability for the whole family, a chance to learn something new and explore your kids' creativity.
A kids playhouse is the kind of gift that will never "blend into the carpet" or become irrelevant as you and your kids can easily renew and make it over, again and again, redecorate it for every new holiday, and come up with a new theme every season.
A Gift for an Everyday Life
Another thing you should know about an outdoor playhouse is that, unlike most other toys and gadgets, it is something that can bring adventure and excitement into your kids' everyday routine. Ant, this is another reason why a wooden playhouse is such a perfect birthday gift.
Meals, reading, watching cartoons, and even doing homework will be much more fun with a wooden playhouse. It allows your kid to get their own safe space, separate from the main house, their own universe.
With an outdoor playhouse and a smidge of imagination and your encouragement, doing homework can be turned into scientific research. Every meal can become a visit to a fancy restaurant. Home chores like watering a garden or folding laundry are heroic missions or an experience of owning a business or being an independent contractor.
A Commodity Gift
An outdoor playhouse and literally turn your kids` dreams come true. Suppose you have a little theatre director, a fashion designer, or a scientist. It may really be hard to fully express yourself and discover a new experience within your room, where you also have to keep your school stuff, clothes, hamster cage, etc.
An outdoor playhouse is a chance for a kid to build their own universe, a place they can dedicate to their hobby entirely and not get in trouble for making a mess or being too loud in the house.
It may be exactly what your kid may need to get the courage and explore their new passion, learn new skills literally make their dream come true.
A Gift That Will Take Kids Anywhere
Not all kids' games are about professions, family, and other real-life things. Most pretend play sets their imagination wild and allows them to become anyone they want and find themselves anywhere in the world.
An outdoor playhouse can help your daughter become a snow queen in her ice castle even if you live in California. It is a perfect headquarters for a superhero, a knight's castle, or a pirate's bay.
Pretend play is not only an essential development phase that helps kids develop imagination, creativity, and social skills, but also a perfect and healthy instrument to work out fears and confusing situations, get away from everyday routine, heal and recharge their batteries after a long day.
A Gift for the Whole Family
An outdoor playhouse is the kind of gift that can bring the whole family together and create a quality bonding time equally exciting for all ages.
Decoration and customizing your wooden playhouse is a thrilling project for the whole family. Parents get a chance to teach kids some new skills, explain how to use different tools, and observe the essential safety rules.
For siblings, it is an opportunity to bond by brainstorming the concept ad design of their future outdoor playhouse. It is also a good educational experience that will teach kids to account for and respect other people's opinions, co-exist and share such limited space getting the most out of it.
It is also a chance for you to learn a lot about your kids` inner world, their tastes, creativity, and inspirations.
A wooden playhouse can become a source and core of new family traditions or a chance to revive some old ones that you or your partner might have had in your childhood and would want to pass down to your own kids.
So, instead of fighting with your kid for the new gadget, remote-control toy, or any other gift that you technically got for them but would want to play with yourself, you can share and enjoy your time together in your new outdoor playhouse.
As we have already mentioned, a kids playhouse is simply a gift that keeps giving. It is a unique case when another toy that appears in the house does not get forgotten after a week or two.
A wooden playhouse is a way for your family to get out of the vicious gift circle and make your kid's upcoming birthday truly meaningful and unforgettable. It is a gift that will bond the family and give a kid freedom at the same time. It is the gift that will encourage creativity and teach responsibilities. It is a thing you will use every day, but that will make every day special!
"You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Written by WholeWoodPlayhouses