Every child wants a little house all to himself, a private place where he can hide his little secrets from his heartfelt parents and go wild with his closest friends.

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To satisfy this precocious need for privacy, children have always worked in the most creative and imaginative ways, often with the help of their parents or some older brother, creating small curtains, perhaps made with a sheet placed on a desk, sufficient to protect them from prying eyes, ideal for creating a space where you can whisper little secrets, read a comic, tell fantastic stories in the light of a torch. For the lucky ones, that is, for those who had an outdoor space, the alternative to the tent was the tree house: a rudimentary platform reachable by a ladder and usually equipped with fun accessories, such as a swing made from a tire. Careful pedagogical research carried out over the years has revealed the importance for the little ones of owning a little house of their own: first of all the usually bright colors with which these miniature houses are made, constitute a real magnet for the little ones, stimulating their attention, curiosity and imagination. Secondly, it is a game that forces the little ones to leave the house, finally break away from television and video games, create a valid alternative, full of creative ideas. Finally, a house all to oneself, a confined and isolated space makes children feel responsible, projects them into an adult dimension, allowing them a more conscious and mature form of socialization through which they can talk, play with each other, in complete tranquility.

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plastic children's casketsPrecisely in the light of these researches, in recent years many types of children’s houses have been perfected and marketed, such as to satisfy all the needs of space, cost and availability. On the market there are really all kinds of them, from the simplest ones, with very low costs to princely ones, often very excessive and which risk, due to the luxurious message they convey, to be even anti-educational. But without getting to the fanaticism of Hollywood, where an actor bought a house equipped with running water, intercom and garage for his little six-year-old girl at a cost of $ 24,000 (just over 18,000 euros), equally valid solutions can be found for make children feel like little princes and give them the privacy they seek.

plastic children's casketsGoing around the toy shops, but also in those of garden furniture, you can really find solutions for all budgets. The cheapest are, of course, the smallest houses, usually made of plastic, real ‘nests’ of very small size – usually no more than a couple of cubic meters – which can cost just over a hundred euros. There are delightful ones, which reproduce real miniature houses complete with doors and windows and sometimes external accessories such as a fence, slide or swing, in bright and irresistible colors. Very popular lately are the houses that are inspired by the characters of cartoons, darlings of the little ones. They range from Hello Kitty, the pink kitten who conquers the hearts of the little ones, to mini houses dedicated to the magical world of Winnie The Pooh and his friends of the hundred-acre wood, such as Tigger and Piglet. In addition to the variety of models offered on the market and the undisputed economic advantage, the plastic houses have the great privilege of being easily transportable and just as easily washable, they are lighter and can be stored away more easily. On the contrary, wooden houses are more difficult to maintain, often requiring direct fixing to the ground, in order to make them safer from the attacks of wind and rain which, otherwise, would risk doing irreparable damage and endangering safety. some children. The wooden houses are on the market at much higher costs – it is difficult to find them at a price below 5-600 euros – and their construction is often more complex and articulated and could require a real construction specialization! However, it must be said that the wooden houses have an undisputed charm, a super-romantic taste, a much greater refinement of details, finishes with an unsurpassed taste. Real dolls’ houses, they will make the little guests feel like real princes, protagonists of the most surprising of fairy tales. With a bit of luck, looking on online sales sites it will be possible to stumble upon some good used items, and with a cost of 3-400 euros you will be able to conquer a small palace!

Of course, whether you are choosing a wooden or plastic house, it is always advisable to check the conformity of the product: it is essential for the safety of children that the objects are manufactured following the European safety standards: anti-UV treatments, non-toxic water-based paints, fireproof processes, non-ingestible pieces, rounded temples.

Finally, for the most skilled and patient, there is the possibility to indulge themselves with DIY. You have to be real DIY lovers, but with a little imagination and a good dose of dexterity it is possible to make small palaces for the little ones at home at a price that rarely exceeds 300 euros. The undisputed advantage lies in the absolute customization of the final product as well as in the enormous satisfaction of having built a real home, even if on a smaller scale.

The playhouses for children are conceived, designed and built to be safe, healthy and comfortable and above all created not to harm the child who goes there to play. They must not have sharp and protruding edges, slippery floors, sharp metal inserts and anything else that may represent a danger to the safety of the little guests, they must be made for pure fun. The children’s houses are to be made with ecological materials, and to be combined with multifunctional structures, which include games, such as the slide, the swing, the ladder in order to also accommodate friends. They must be large enough to ensure freedom of movement for the little ones, and well ventilated. The shape is also important not only from an aesthetic point of view, but also from a functional point of view as they allow agile and fast movements. A circular shape, in addition to being of pleasant visual impact, offers the feeling of being less cramped and more spacious and gives the effect of a large house with which you can play at any time of the day.

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