Outdoor playhouses can be structured in a wide range of styles and sizes. They can range from the easy to set up temporary plastic façade to a full-size small house where youngsters can retreat and have a space away from the grown-ups in their family.
Alternatively, the playhouse can be part of a larger playset that incorporates swings, slides, and opportunities to climb.
What Are the Types of Outdoor Playhouses?
The age of the child, the location, and the child’s preferences and temperament should be taken into consideration. Sometimes it is a good idea to have a playhouse that is versatile and can meet the needs of several children, just as might a family home.
- The Molded Plastic Playhouse
These are usually best suited for children between the ages of two through five years of age. They provide a place for imaginative play, and can easily be set up on a patio, in a protected play yard, or in an area where the child can be supervised by adults.
Molded plastic playhouses are available in a variety of styles. They usually include a door, a window, and at least a portion of a roof. They are often completely open on the back, giving slightly older children the opportunity to use the house for their dolls or stuffed animals or to participate in play with younger children.
Styles might include a home, a store, a frontier cabin, a castle, a pirate ship cabin, or an office that might be familiar to the child. By adding a plastic tub of accessories such as dishes, play food, costumes and similar items, you have set the stage for hours of imaginative play.