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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 learning 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 genetic…

Girl Power Increases 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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Building forts builds intellect?  Absolutely!  The value of play-based learning for the healthy intellectual development of young children has become a hard-founded axiom of early education. And fort building certainly constitutes play-based learning at its best. Looking at academic and intellectual skill development, researchers agree that physical play toys provide kids with unique opportunities to…

Fort Building Kits Enhance Learning At Playtime

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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 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…

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.…