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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.…

Halloween Games and Activities for Kids Include Spooky Fort Building

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Tricks and treats. Ghosts and goblins. Costumes and surprise. Halloween enchants young and old with varying levels of spookiness. Why not start a new Halloween tradition focused on fort building? This favorite activity allows parents and children to create a celebration that fits their family’s personality. Plus, the level of scare-ability comes customized as well.…

Teaching Love And Kindness With Indoor Forts for Kids

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Love and kindness. From the moment we hold our children in our arms we pour as much love as we can into them. As they grow, we teach them to love and be kind to others. It is a parent’s hope that these lessons would permanently sink into the hearts and souls of our children,…

Celebrate Birthdays and Growing Up with Forts!

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Birthdays celebrate growth. The marks running up the door molding tick off our children’s growth in inches, as the years seem to be running away at a too fast pace. Outgrown clothes show how quickly the baby pudginess has transformed into bony frames and strengthening muscles. How does it all happen so quickly? While parents may…

Building a Kids Fort and Having Good Manners for a Lifetime

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It has been said that our basic interpersonal skills are learned in kindergarten. But, what if fort building teaches kids these lessons before they walk through the school doors in their coordinated first-day outfit? Good manners, including listening and respecting others, prove to be lessons we use and perfect throughout life. And, catching them early…

Building Creativity With Fort Building Kits For Kids

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Stand back, away from the scene in your living room or backyard, and watch as kids build forts. What do you see? A castle? Rocket? An artist’s studio, secret hideaway or a starry observatory? Look closer. What else do you see? Laughter? Busy hands? Imaginative play? Relationship building? Mental wheels turning? Quiet solitude? The experience…

Amazing Castle Fort Ideas For Kids Fort Building

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Listen. Can you hear it? The roar of the crowd as the jousters speed toward one another on quick-footed thoroughbreds? The clink of teacups as the princess gathers with friends for afternoon tea? The queen calling for the prince as he runs about the hedged castle grounds? If you listen, especially carefully, these sounds and…