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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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Fort Building for Kids

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Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. Kids of all ages enjoy the hearts, flowers, and feelings associated with this joyful day. Love is a universal language that goes beyond romantic ideas. We can celebrate the love of family, friends, neighbors, and pets. It is a golden opportunity to explore this positive emotion with your…

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The History and Beauty of Stained Glass Comes to Modern Fort Building

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Stained glass delights the eye and casts colored beauty for those who witness sunbeams streaming through the multiple, rich hues of red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Naturally drawn to color, kids often stand in awe of these artful displays. What about stained glass forts? How does that even sound like a good idea? Here’s…

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Over 50 Fun Fort Building Ideas for Kids With Fort Magic

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While parents continue to wish for more family time, studies indicate that the current generation of parents are doing better than they realize. Yes, you can relax a bit. Our children see things a bit differently. Lack of time is not the issue for them. Kids wish parents would be less fatigued and less stressed.…

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Maximizing Quality Family Time With Fort Building

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We live in a fast-paced world, with things constantly changing and adapting, but let’s go back to simpler times. Remember when you were a kid and you would spend hours upon hours collecting blankets, sheets, pillows and furniture in order to build extravagant forts? Well, now it’s time for you to embrace your inner child and…

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