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Enter a Child’s World of Forts for Quality Family Time

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Busy lives often mean kids wind up being pulled into mom and dad’s activities or being sent off to entertain themselves. May we make a suggestion? Get down on your kids’ level and get involved in their interests. You just may find the perspective refreshing and inspirational. Plus, you will see your children in a whole…

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Smart Tips for Raising Successful Children Through Play

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Everyone has a different definition of success. But, when it comes to their children, most people want to know that they are happy and healthy as they learn, grow and develop into adolescents and adults. Books have been written about what it takes to raise a successful child, listing everything from proper education to health…

Learning and Reading Forts That Inspire Kids

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Many parents overlook the value of reading to their children, but studies show that teaching your children to read and spending time doing so with them can affect their later development in a multitude of ways. The question is how to get your children interested in reading and, once you have them hooked, how to…

Playtime Builds Confidence

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Playtime Builds Confidence! “Mistakes are not just golden opportunities for learning; they are, in an important sense, the only opportunity for learning something truly new.”  ~ Daniel C. Dennett, Tufts University Professor     A wonderful benefit of building and creating with Fort Magic is the permission children are given to be exploratory, personally unique and…

Celebrating Spring With Outdoor Fort Building

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Finally, the time is here to get out of the house and go outside. No doubt your kids have been cooped up in the house all winter and can’t wait to play outdoors. Everyone is sure to be eager to get back outside into the sunshine and warm air. From watching birds and butterflies to…

The Benefits Of Creative Play Toys For Children

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Fort Magic fort building kit belongs to a very important category of creative play toys for children called “Physical Toys”. This category includes toys that encourage and promote cognitive and emotional development through repetitive use. It is the repetitive interaction with physical toys that literally helps to ‘build’ your child’s best brain.      …

Fort Building For Developing Self-Esteem In Girls and Boosting STEM Skills

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Self-Esteem In Girls and Boosting STEM Skills! Fort building is a fun activity that can lead to many afternoons of enjoyment. It is also a strong beginning STEM activity. It offers the skills of planning, critical thinking, problem-solving, engineering, cooperation, and communication. Each of these blend into the world of STEM – science technology, engineering,…

An Igloo Fort in Spring – Creative Ideas For Kids

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Brrrr! Just when the thought of winter cold lay behind us, here we are talking about snow again! But, hasn’t everyone wanted to live in an igloo at one time or another? I see all the kids have raised their hands. So, grab the Fort Magic kit and let’s get to imagining igloo fort-creative ideas…

How Teepee Forts Encourage Creative Play Indoors

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  Sometimes we forget that kids just need to be kids. Creativity and creative play are so important during childhood in order to learn important skills. Make time to initiate creativity in your lives of your children by building teepee forts together. They will be happier, their cognitive skills will develop faster, and they will…

Magical Forts With Lights

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Oh, the magic of lights! Do you remember the draw of fireflies at dusk in the summers of your youth? Or, the sweet twinkle of stars as you lay on your back in the spring grass? Why not bring this reminiscence home by creating magical forts with lights? It may be early for fireflies, and…