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Focus and Concentration Come With Building Indoor Forts for Kids

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How many times did it ring in your ears as a child? “Sit still!” It holds true through the generations. Wiggles and giggles accompany childhood. Seemingly bitten by the energy bug and filled with natural curiosity, kids bounce from one thought to another and one activity to the next. The whirlwind has the potential to…

STEM Learning With Magical Dream and Blanket Forts

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Dreams rest in the hearts and minds of children waiting to burst forth. In these formative years, nothing seems impossible and options lay wide open. Many of these dreams are birthed and grown in the no-limits, safe space of the blanket fort. Cool blanket forts offer a world where kids explore interests and personalities while…

How to Build a STEM Fort with Newspapers

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Despite video and online sources becoming a primary outlet for the news, parents can still encourage their kids to learn the value of a newspaper. Even the youngest child loves to mimic Dad as he eats breakfast while reading the paper. With encouragement, this behavior extends beyond a physical copying to an intellectual one. In…

Learning Inspiration with Light Table Activities, Forts and Kids

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Holiday lights, Lite Brite, and even basic flashlights bring us back to memories of childhood. The magical lights of shooting stars and fireflies remind us of the freedom we once knew to discover and wonder and dream. Light illuminated inspires young minds. Add this inspiration to a fort with light table activities and you capture this…

Inspire A Love of Learning In Kids With Forts

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From the moment of birth, kids demonstrate their wiring to explore the world and learn. Responses to voice and sound teach them to communicate. Tactile experiences of feeding and play develop their senses, components of speech and understanding of the natural world. Watching the interactions and natural occurrences around them draw their interest and engage…

The A’s to Zzzz’s of Classic Bedtime Stories With Kids and Forts

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Classic bedtime stories bring to mind the magic hour where kids drift peacefully off to slumber tucked beneath soft, warm blankets. Adoring parents kiss sweet foreheads, adjust pillows and watch over. If just for a moment, all involved are recalling a day filled with giggling fort play. Does this sound like your house? The truth…

Building a Playhouse Fort Can Teach STEM Skills to Kids

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A playhouse marks nearly every childhood. Whether extravagant and Dad-built, created with blankets or hidden among the trees and foliage of the woods, this staple of back when memories delights. But, at five or eight or ten years old, who knew all that building and imagining was anything more than fun? Using a Fort Magic…

Inspiring Happiness And Creativity With Indoor Fort Building

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Count 24 brilliant crayons in the box. Pack nutritious apple slices and carrot sticks. Pull on a favorite outfit. Yes, this is the stuff going to school is made of. With school days comes homework. After a full day of learning, settling kids into more work proves to be an impossible task. How about a…

Discover How Building Forts Can Get Kids Moving

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Growing up, there are certain things all children need to have a successful start in life. The basic needs of personal hygiene, sleep, and nutritional foods help children grow big and strong as they go through the various stages of development during those first few years. Physical activity is an equally important aspect of childhood.…