10 Super Reasons Why Kids Need A Tree House


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:




J. A. Kundert

Judy (J.A.) Kundert an awarding winning author of middle-grade fiction and non-fiction books. She is a graduate of Loyola University and earned her Master of Arts Degree from DePaul University and the University of Denver.

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