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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.…

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…