Cubby houses or places to hide are also important elements of an early childhood environment.
Children need places to pause. Places away from the action and flow. Places to build and sustain an imaginary world. Places to retreat to when you are feeling little or tired or unhappy or out of control.
Places like this fabulous bean teepee.
Garden or bean teepees are simple and inexpensive to make, and would suit a backyard or preschool playscape.
These simple step-by-step instructions show you how to build your own using garden stakes or bamboo and twine.
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Or take a peek at our bean hut.