4 Reasons Your Child Needs a Play Couch

4 Reasons Your Child Needs a Play Couch

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Our play couches are loved by parents across Australia, and for good reason too. These incredible playroom additions are designed with kids’ in mind, being the perfect balance of fun, versatility, safety, comfort, and they’re also so easy-to-clean. They truly are the best of all worlds. 

But if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to make the leap? Here are 4 reasons you and your child need a play couch in your life. 


1. Colour therapy

Your children can actually benefit from the vibrant colours in a Funsquare play couch - and you can customise as necessary!


Kids love bright and vibrant colours, but it may not be for the same reason you’d expect. 

Ever heard any studies about colours and how they affect moods? 

Well, bright colours can actually stimulate the brain and help boost memory. Psychologists have linked colour therapy with brain development, decreased absenteeism, enhanced productivity and smooth transition from childhood to adulthood. Studies show that when colour is transmitted from the eye to the brain, the brain releases a hormone affecting emotions, mind clarity and energy levels. Different colours do have different effects, but we’d recommend checking out our Benefits of Colour blog here for more details on which colours may be best for your child. 

The best part? Here at Funsquare, our play couches are 100% customisable. You can mix or match multiple colours, depending on what style and mood you’re going for, making it easy to tailor your play couch specifically for your child’s needs.  

“We purchased the play couch for our boys as a joint present. we selected a colour combo that was displayed on the website and the colours in person are so great. We can't be happier with our play couch. The boys love it, and we love it! It's great for play but also setting up in front of the TV for movie nights (for kids or adults).”

~ Janine



2. Limitless creativity

There's no limit to how a play couch can be used. Vehicle today, fort tomorrow, and a place to curl up like a sleepy possum next week


Kids are masters of creativity, often possessing a unique spark that adults lack. But it’s not all fun and games… 

Psychologists actually believe that moulding creativity early on can prepare kids for their careers later in lifeOpen-ended play has also been linked to early cognitive skills, improved motor function and sensory experience, and an ability to recognise and express emotions and develop social skills. 

Which is why play couches are ideal for any kid: they have limitless playing potential, helping kids foster that creativity in a safe, vibrant and versatile environment. It can be a tent, a cubby, a cave, a princess castle, a high-powered vehicle or just a place to snuggle up with a good book. 

Whatever your children want the couch to be is limited only by their imagination. 

And when your play couch is also long lasting, you can trust that this addition will last for years (and many creations) to come. 

“I have wanted to get this for my boys for so long and I’m so glad I finally did, they couldn’t be happier. Keeps them happy and entertained for hours everyday.”

~ Erin


3. A comfortable place to call their own

It's not all fun and games with a play couch, they're also a perfectly comfortable space for kids to call their own


If there’s only one reason to adopt a play couch for your kids: it’s providing them with a comfortable place to call their own. Your kids will benefit greatly from having a couch all to themselves, a place they can curl up on to read a book, a couch they can mess up a dozen times without ruining the “aesthetic” in the living room. 

It can help teach them responsibility, giving them a sense of independence and you can easily put them in charge of cleaning up after themselves too.  

“We have had this playcouch for more than a month now and it just keeps adding value! Not only do the kids love building and playacting with it, my husband has found that sleeping on it helped his sprained back, because he says it's just the right amount of firm and give. Even my son asks if he can sleep in the living room because it helps him fall asleep quicker to sleep on the thick base.”

~ Sharon



4. Safety (even in those daredevil moments!)

The best part about a Funsquare play couch is that'll provide an outlet for all their energy, while still being super safe


One of the reasons Aussie parents love our play couches so much is that special four-letter word, they’re SAFE! Unlike normal couches, these play couches are designed with kids in mind. Their modular design consists of small, lightweight manoeuvrable pieces that will never squash little ones - no matter how wild they may get with their playtime. 

Moreso, all materials have been carefully tested to pass the highest quality standards. Our fabric is independently tested and certified and our Australian-made foam is GECA and AFRDI certified for your peace of mind. They’re all soft and kind to little ones’ skin while still being durable and dependable, easy to clean, and resistant to wear and tear. 

It’s ideal for limitless play, without any nasty falls or injuries!

“Our 9 month old is obsessed with climbing all over her new Funsquare. In just a couple of weeks her confidence has grown so much. We have loved having some of our friends' older kids come around and watch the pure joy on their faces as they come up with new arrangements, it’s so good to see the longevity in this piece. An amazing investment in our eyes!”

~ Jessica 

Funsquare is Australia’s first fully customisable Aussie Made kids play couch and our priority is to create great quality products that are safe and multi-FUNctional. We have a wide variety of addons to spark children’s creativity and imagination and we believe every child could benefit from a play couch. It’s not just a super comfortable play sofa or open play toy, but both!


If you’re considering taking the recommendation from hundreds of mums across Australia to act now (most wish they had sooner!) click here or take a glance at our full range for inspo. 

“Our girls, 6 & almost 3, are forever building castles/hideaways/cubbys with our couch cushions and now they literally use their Funsquare Play Couch to build anything they desire and my couch remains intact. It stimulates their minds and encourages more imaginary play which we couldn't be happier about. We use it for our family movie days where it sets up as 2 comfy gold class cinema seats and the girls love turning the Play Couch into a diner, singing booth, car, castle, teepee.. The quality of the fabric is so soft, it's easy to wipe down and clean and after jumping/climbing it all day it stays in shape. It's money well spent and we would recommend to anyone with kids to look into getting one for their sanity.”

~ Barbara