Wooden Tree House
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Don't you just want to go back and be a child again when you see this?!
What a wonderful, rich time of learning!
Speak into to your little one's wildest dreams with this amazing Wooden Tree House! It really is the perfect starting point for building a small world play toolkit.
This handmade wooden toy comes with a wooden house, 2 platforms, a ladder, a well with working pulley system, and 8 pieces of rustic wooden furniture (gnomes sold separately), and will provide hours of independent play.
We love this tree house because, unlike many static dolls houses out there, your little one can actually manipulate the design of this one, letting their imaginations run wild! The platforms can be set up in different positions. The house, ladder, well and furniture can all be moved around freely.
This tree house is designed to be enjoyed from all angles, allowing your little one to move around it 360 degrees, play from different perspectives and engage physically in their play. The "in-the-round" set up makes it perfect for enjoying with friends or siblings—there's plenty of room for everyone!
Tree houses are a staple in "small world" play (read more below, under Benefits for Baby). This kind of play is super beneficial to your child's cognitive development, as the play generally involves problem-solving scenarios. (e.g. we only have two chairs but 6 gnomes—what are we going to do?), analytical thinking skills (e.g. how is the gnome going to climb that tall tower?) and promotes creativity, resourcefulness, logical reasoning, and abstract thinking.
Small world play is also an ideal way for young children to process and understand the complex world around them, as they act out ideas from real life or reenact stories they know of.
- Made in Vietnam of sustainable Lychee and Acacia wood
- Size: 40 x 50 x 36cm
- Includes 1 well, with functioning pulley system
- 8 pieces of rustic, wooden furniture: 4 chairs, 1 rocking/wheel chair, 1 dining table, 1 sofa, 1 coffee table (the well and ladder are also separate moveable pieces)
- Gnomes are sold separately
- QToys comply with the highest safety standards for toys. They are produced for the Australian market and strictly comply with Australian and NZ toy safe standards.
- Contains small parts. Recommended for Ages 3+, and should only be used under active supervision
Benefits for Baby
Apart from supporting your little one's cognitive development, playing with a wooden tree house can also assist language skills, as they experiment with words and phrases they hear in everyday life. They may mimic how grown-ups talk and act. They may also recreate or reenact stories, building the connections between written and spoken language. Motor skills are also developed, because your child is actively engaged in physical play as they move the objects and characters around.
Your child may start to show an interest in small world play (which simply means creating a life scene for the child to play with) from around the age of 18 to 24 months. You can use miniature items, such as dolls furniture or animal figurines, in the environment you set up. The goal is for the child to act out ideas from real life or reenact stories they know of. It's also a great idea to add extra sensory elements by incorporating different materials and textures from around (or outside) your home. For example a green handkerchief could become a patch of grass; a circular mound of rice bubbles could become a campfire; rounded leaves could become stepping stones. What a wonderful, rich time of learning!
Once your baby starts to show an interest in small world play, you can set up an open-ended invitation to play by creating a scene and letting them interact with it as they wish, as they free play to their heart's content—which, by the way, probably won't be for nearly as long as you'd hoped, which is why it's a good idea to have few pre-purchased essentials on hand that you can set up and pack away in a jiffy!
Modelling ways to play is a wonderful way to amaze and delight your little one, and you can start doing this from any age. For example, a baby who can sit up with support would have a blast watching you enact a small world scene using paper people figures or free standing wooden dolls. For example, you could make up a story about a character who has terrible table manners during a high tea! The benefit of having a few props is that they can help un leash your own creativity too, giving you some story ideas, and things to interact with! (Just make sure younger babies don't actually handle any small items themselves, even under active supervision).
Our Top Tip: With small world play, as with other types of object play, it's a good idea to pack up and put away the scene once your baby has finished playing with it. Rotate with other toys and activities, including indoor and outdoor free play. By bringing particular toys out only every now and then, and combining them with something new each time, the magic will stay just as potent as ever so you can get your money's worth for years and years to come!
SHIPPING WITHIN AUSTRALIA
We offer flat rate or free shipping to all Australian addresses.
- Orders of card deck only $34.95: $7.95 - Flat rate Standard AU Shipping
- Order over $34.95 but below $150 AUD: $9:50 — Flat Rate Standard AU Shipping
- Orders over $150 AUD: FREE — Standard AU Shipping
- AU Express Post is avaiable for a flat rate of $18. We will ship your package the same day if your order is placed before 2pm AEST.
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Your order could take up to 10 business days to arrive, depending on your location. We will notify you when your order has been dispatched.
We offer international weight-based shipping to most countries outside of Australia:
- Orders below 500g: $7.95 AUD — Flat Rate Standard International Shipping
- Orders over 500g: $35 AUD — Standard International Shipping
All duties and taxes will be the responsibility of the purchaser. All items are shipped by Sendle OR Australia Post.
International delivery timeframe: allow up to 24 business days from when your order is shipped.
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