The Benefits Of Creative Play Toys For Children

Posted April 13, 2016 by Fort Magic

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.


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Dr. Cortney V. Martin, PhD, writes “Physical toys offer a number of advantages over computer-based toys for children including: Being Socially Interactive, Multisensory, Exploratory, Developing Perceptual Skills, Increased Motor Skill Development, And Encouraging Critical Thinking And Problem Solving. There is a growing body of evidence that physical building toys also contribute to spatial ability, and in turn, science and math aptitude.”


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Sean Brotherson, Family Science Specialist, writes, “Early experience and interaction with the environment are the most critical in a child’s brain development (not genetics). Until the age of 11, a child’s brain is superdense and has about twice as many neurological connections as an adult’s. Around the age of 11 a type of ‘pruning’ begins and gradually the child’s brain begins to eliminate the extra connections.”


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“The neurons in a child’s brain are formed and strengthened through repeated experiences, the connections and pathways that are built actually structure the way a child learns. If a pathway is not used, it’s eventually eliminated based on the “use it or lose it” principle. If it is used repeatedly is becomes permanent.If you do them a single time, either good or bad, they are less likely to have an effect on brain development.”


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Positive and loving interaction with loved ones, and a daily investment in quality learning activities, such as playing with physical toys, are just a few of the critical experiences that can have a huge impact on your child’s first ten years of life. These types of repetitive activities will create a strong neurological foundation in your child’s brain. It is literally the one chance we have at developing our child’s best brain for life.


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Photo Credits:

The Artful Parent Blog: One of our absolute favorite creative blogs for children and families.  The Artful Parent blog is filled with simple ideas to fill your family’s life with art and creativity.  A must see blog for sure.

Learn With Play At Home Blog:  An inspiring educational blog created by a primary teacher that strongly believes in making learning FUN & seamless through childhood playtime ideas and activities.

Babble Dabble Do Blog:  One of our absolute favorite blogs for learning, art and hands-on education. The Babble Dabble Do blog will inspire hours of creativity and awesomely-educational playtime in your home.  A must see blog for sure.

Kids Activities Blog:  A tremendous resource on all things kids-activities based, you can explore hundreds of ideas for learning and playtime for children and families ages toddler – teens.

Fort Magic Customer Photos via Instagram:  Visit our Fort Magic Instagram page to see our customer creativity shine with fun pics and videos of families enjoying their Fort Magic kit during playtime.