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Teepee Fort Building For Creative Kids

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Summer is in full swing. Yet, the swing set looks abandoned. The ball is still in the middle of your vibrant green yard. The Fort Magic kit remains piled in the playroom. And, while you can clearly hear the sweet tweets of the birds and the deep voice of the bullfrogs near evening, it is…

Backyard Summer Olympics – A Fort Celebration of Olympic Proportions

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The pageantry of the opening ceremonies has given way to 15 days of exciting athletic competition. Worldwide training and anticipation culminate in the celebration of skill and camaraderie of the summer Olympics. Families across the globe join in the festivities from their vantage point. Your family is no exception. No matter who we are, these…

Fun and Learning With Fort Building Kits

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Fort building kits are the perfect toy for developing a love of exploration and invention early in life.  The love of learning cultivated at a young age prepares us for a lifetime of growth, development, and success. Surprisingly for many, this love stems from fun. Dr. William Glasser, a psychiatrist, claims that “fun is the…

Girl Power Blossoms with Fort Building

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Girls have been asserting their power with fort building since the posting of the first scribbled “No Boys Allowed” sign. This marking of their territory as all things girl with (no boy nonsense permitted) gave girls the opportunity to build of their own accord, run freely and dream boldly. In essence, girls were able to…

Building Forts Builds Intellect

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School is out and the facts are in. More research reveals the value of play-based learning for the healthy, intellectual development of young children. And, fort building certainly constitutes play. Looking at academic and intellectual skills, researchers agree that both play an important role in a child’s development. However, more evidence arises to indicate that…

Don’t Tell the Kids: Enhance Learning By Building a Fort

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Forts continue to draw all generations. It seems that the fun of this favorite childhood activity is well proclaimed. But, the secret of the attraction remains buried beneath the fun and movement involved. Fort building proves to be the rare arena in which the question, “Why?” never arises. Want in on the secret? Shhh! If…

Fort Building Helps Girls Learn to Love STEM Activities and Science

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Our country has a need for people to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These career areas are among the fastest growing jobs in the workforce. One of the greatest potentials we have to fill these STEM fields is the girls in our world! As their parents and their educators, it is…

Fort Adventures on Nature’s Playground

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Filling the hours of summer with activities and preventing boredom requires nothing more than looking outdoors. Nature’s playground hosts unending adventures for children of all ages. Start your outdoor adventures with a fort inspires cognitive thinking, problem-solving and creativity without an intentional thought about any of these processes.     A Fort Magic kit provides…

Summer Playhouse Fort Picnics and Camps

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Summer lengthens the days and eases the schedule. Paces slow and creativity blossoms with free play and the openness of outdoor spaces. The seemingly endless energy of children fuels their minds, and with feet running they are off to discover, invent, create, and more!   Providing a few simple items, parents can encourage inspiration. A…

Get in the Game with Summer Forts

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Running, jumping, leaping – these activities of summer occur in yards across the country when temperatures heat up. Yet, the pull of more sedentary activities robs our kids of the joy and benefits of running wildly through the grass. Physical activity and sports link to improved academic performance, cognitive performance and brain health.   Summer…