10 Super Reasons Why Kids Need A Tree House

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A treehouse, a free house,
A secret you and me house,
A high up in the leafy branches
Cozy as can be house.
A street house, a neat house,
Be sure to wipe your feet house
Is not my kind of house at all-
Let’s go live in a treehouse.”

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalks End

10 Reasons Why Kids Should Have A Tree House

  1. Encourages imaginative play.
  2. Provides exercise from running and climbing.
  3. Increases coordination.
  4. Builds strength.
  5. Encourages kids to play outside more and less on electonic devices. Plus, outside air is better.
  6. Improves their vision.  ScienceNews for Students reviews that children who play outside more have better vision.
  7. Increases attention span. Check out why in this National Wildlife Federation article.
  8. Reduces stress.
  9. Exposes them to more Vitamin D.
  10. Increases social skills. Invite the neighbors over!

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Treehouse elements  for a treehouse to consider and where they find them:




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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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