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How To Raise Smart Kids Through Play

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Children love to play! What may seem like a rather meaningless activity is actually quite meaningful to kids. In fact, parents should encourage their kids to play in a variety of different ways. All types of play have cognitive advantages, and the more kids engage in playful activities, the more it helps their cognitive development.…

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10 Benefits Of Playtime – Yes, It’s Time to Play!

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Underestimating the importance of playtime in the development and growth of children is a mistake well-meaning parents often make. Playtime is as important for kids as working is for adults. They learn, grow, and become better people from playing. Plus, it is the ultimate way for them to learn, reduce stress, and exercise their creativity. Consider…

Growing Kids and Creativity With Forts

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Creativity grasps the concept of what is and imagines the possibilities of all that could be. “We all have creative potential,” says Mark Runco, Ph.D., director of the University of Georgia’s Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. “Our job as parents and teachers is to help kids fulfill it.”   For parents, growing kids’…

How to Inspire Courage Through Play and Creativity

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Childhood memories often return us to simpler days where responsibility ran low and feet ran fast – the days were long and play was our primary work. Those days taught us, grew us into the adults we are now, and built us in complex ways of which we were unaware. And they are doing the…

50 Inspiring Fort Ideas for Kids and Families

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Whether you choose to play inside, outside or upside down, Fort Magic kits provide you with the tools for endless adventure and great memories. Check out these 50 kids’ fort ideas.   1. Create a lemonade stand out of Fort Magic pieces to teach business skills. 2. Cool kids off as they drive wheeled bikes,…

A Creative Boat Fort and Fishing Game is Fun

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  There is nothing quite like spending an afternoon lost in a world of imagination that happens inside of a fort. That fort serves as a top-secret hideout, a tree house deep in the jungle or anything else that one child can imagine. Forts are where stories are told, dreams are explored and the magic…

10 Benefits Of Family Time

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There’s an old saying that goes: families that play together, stay together. We all know that quality time with our family is paramount in building stronger relationships. Building forts, sharing stories, and just being together makes a difference in all of your lives. Family time builds confidence, teaches children about interacting with others, and create…

Unique Birthday Surprises Include Forts

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As the time ticks by for those young giggles at our feet, every day celebrates their unbelievable growth. But the celebration of a once a year birthday holds special enchantment for parent and child. It is an occasion destined for memories. Thinking of unique birthday surprises transports adults back to the joy of youth and…

Ways Fort Magic Can Inspire Creative Thinking

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Inspiration and learning can come from anywhere. Learning doesn’t have to be boring or even very structured. And inspiration can come from anything at all. Helping to inspire kids to think creatively and explore the world around them is the main goal at Fort Magic. Creative thinking is a way of looking at things from…