How to Use Indoor Forts Make Kids Happy During Spring Showers

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Crocuses, thunderstorms, sunshine and even snow make appearances around the spring equinox. Since this season may roar in like a lion or whimper like a lamb, keeping indoor activities at the ready is a necessity as you prepare to keep your kids active. Fortunately, Fort Magic fort building changes with the moods of your children…

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Creative Easter Family Traditions Include Fort Building and Fun

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Spring brings renewed energy that gets legs moving whether you’re young or young at heart. Forts are the perfect antidote to spring fever. Mix in some Easter holiday fun, and the swirl creates an atmosphere of imagination and learning for everyone in the family. Check out a few spunky spring ideas to get started with…

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Fort Building Kits for Kids Keep Them Moving and Inventing

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Building, inventing and moving seem like noble pursuits as your children expand their minds. Actually, filling our kids’ days with such activities might just reassure us that all will turn out well. Forts provide all of the necessary ways that kids build, invent and move. After all, what good does this random activity do when…

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Smart Play = Smart Kids: How Fort Building and Love Make a Difference

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You’ve seen this list: Enrichment programs. Baby Einstein. Academic team. Science fairs. Tutoring. Brainetics. Fort building? Chess club. Classical music lessons. Homeschool activities from birth. The list rattles on as we parents lament the impossibility of taking advantage of every opportunity to enhance our child’s academic prowess. With a great sense of responsibility, we wonder…

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Raising Strong, Confident Girls With Forts

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As parents, we agree that raising enthusiastic, confident girls is a worthy goal. After all, timidity and self-doubt leave young girls and the subsequent young women unprotected. Enthusiasm and confidence blend to develop girls destined to change the world from their vantage point. Now, I am not referring to brash, bossy, lacking-in-humility confidence. Rather, I…

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Smiling and Happy Children Stem From Fort Building Projects

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From a familiar cartoon rings the jingle, “happy, happy, joy, joy.” This simple phrase captures the essence of fort building for happy children. In truth, don’t the moments of giggles and laughter outweigh, outlast and outpace the down times of fort building? If we admit it, not one of us dreaded playtime while building forts as…

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Reaping the Rewards of Family Fun With a Fort Building Kit

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When was the last time you, your spouse, your kids engaged in some family fun? Played a game? Built a fort? Ate dinner together? (And, no, in the car does not count.) Has the routine and hectic pace of life left you starved for a few moments of togetherness? The natural course of our lives…

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Exploring Engineering for Kids With Fort Magic and Learning to Build

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Engineering “that’s a lot of fun, that gets kids jumping up and down and screaming” sparks the imaginations of youngster says Dori Roberts, an engineering educator and developer of Engineering for Kids. Are you surprised? Do you find it hard to believe? Just take a look at kids building forts, and you get a taste…

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Super Cool Birthday Fort Building Ideas

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Birthdays can bring on pressure for parents. After all, many parents want to be the one known for throwing a super cool birthday party. Unfortunately, this need to succeed often dampens creativity in some of us rather than igniting it. Hope and help are available. Fort building spans interests and age ranges to create spectacular interactions…

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Build an Igloo Fort for Indoor Winter Fun

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You don’t have time to travel to the Central Arctic or Greenland? Do your kids find themselves on a snow day with nothing to do? Building a fort igloo promises to entertain and educate indoors or outside on a day off from school. Furthermore, learning about the people who live in igloos and the culture…

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