A Play House is a structure large enough to be used by one or more children. It can be a plastic kit or a real house scaled to a child’s size. It’s a great way to stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity. In the United Kingdom, a playhouse is known as a ‘Wendy house’.
An elevated version can be easily reached by ladder or stairs. It features a play kitchen, cot with green-and-white cushion, and toy storage boxes. The 100 percent cedar construction is durable and rot-resistant. The set also comes with a growth chart. Each piece is marked with its part number. Some pieces require drilling pilot holes before assembly.
If your child is an older child, you may want to consider getting a smaller version of the playhouse. This will be easier to assemble and requires only a few pieces. It is three feet square and six feet high. However, assembling this playhouse can take quite some time, so be prepared to bring a few adults along.
According to Dr. Wyatt Fisher, a licensed marriage counselor and psychologist, playing house with your partner is a healthy part of a relationship. “While it may sound strange, it is actually a great way to test your marriage and get closer to one another,” she says. “Playing house is a great way to find out if you’re ready for a commitment,” she adds.
The Play House has a rich history in Cleveland. Its early productions were shadow plays and marionette shows. Its success eventually led to the construction of a two-theatre complex at 85th and Euclid Avenues. In 1926, the Play House was donated a piece of land owned by the Drurys, and in 1949 it acquired a third theatre.
Playhouses are a fun way to keep your child entertained. These structures are perfect for outdoor play, and many of them are designed with the kids in mind. Playhouses can even become an extension of your home. Many of them are functional, with a play kitchen, working doors, and a snack window.
Playhouses come in all price ranges. The cheapest are basic structures made from hardwood, while custom-built models can cost up to thousands of dollars. If you’re looking for a playhouse for your child, you’ll need to consider the climate where you live. A hot climate could require a more shaded playhouse, while a flood-prone area may need a foundation.
The Play House is also known for its annual New Ground Theatre Festival, which features new work by national and international artists. Its offerings range from fully-produced productions with peer top-tier organizations to solo performances and new play readings. The Roe Green Award, for example, brings a leading American playwright to Cleveland for a public reading. The Play House has recently hosted the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes as one of its prize-winning writers.