Encouraging Your Budding Artist With the Creativity of Artistic Forts

Posted May 28, 2017 by Fort Magic

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While art expresses the soul of the artist, the joy of art comes in sharing it with others. Chances are you experience this with your budding artist when he or she says, ““Mommy, look!” and “Daddy, did you see what I made?” These common reminders let you experience the sharing and the joys of the …

Unique Mani-Pedis and Creative Life Lessons in a Nail Salon Fort

Posted May 25, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Oh, how a day at the spa relaxes your body and soothes your senses! A Fort Magic nail salon fort provides the perfect setting for at home treatments. Plus, you just might find your children learn a few life lessons along the way. Whether treating Mom to a special birthday mani or helping big sis …

How to Build Forts To Keep Kids Engaged and Learning

Posted May 20, 2017 by Fort Magic

Building forts gets rave reviews from most kids. As a parent, you probably know this truth without research and scientific evidence to support it. Just recall the passion and pleading behind the request, “Can we build a fort today? Pleeeaasssee!” Did you listen to the cheers when the Fort Magic kit appears in the middle …

Creative Ideas on How Fort Building Toys Grow Young Inventors

Posted May 18, 2017 by Fort Magic

Inventing and fort building go hand-in-hand. Dreaming up designs and solving problems using creative and critical thinking drive the innovative spirit. Yes, fort building toys incorporate all of these concepts. As parents, we can break out Fort Magic kits to encourage our kids to be inventive. While the natural course of play accomplishes this end, …

Kindness and Cooperation: Teamwork for Kids Includes Fort Building

Posted May 3, 2017 by Fort Magic

Let me ask you a question, “What is the best way to develop the teamwork for kids?” If you answer sports, family chores, backyard games, these are all correct answers. Did you think of fort building as a possibility? Fort Magic wants you to know that you already have one of the greatest tools for …

How to Use Indoor Forts Make Kids Happy During Spring Showers

Posted April 28, 2017 by Fort Magic

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Crocuses, thunderstorms, sunshine and even snow make appearances around the spring equinox. Since this season may roar in like a lion or whimper like a lamb, keeping indoor activities at the ready is a necessity as you prepare to keep your kids active. Fortunately, Fort Magic fort building changes with the moods of your children …

Creative Easter Family Traditions Include Fort Building and Fun

Posted April 15, 2017 by Fort Magic

Spring brings renewed energy that gets legs moving whether you’re young or young at heart. Forts are the perfect antidote to spring fever. Mix in some Easter holiday fun, and the swirl creates an atmosphere of imagination and learning for everyone in the family. Check out a few spunky spring ideas to get started with …

Fort Building Kits for Kids Keep Them Moving and Inventing

Posted April 13, 2017 by Fort Magic

Building, inventing and moving seem like noble pursuits as your children expand their minds. Actually, filling our kids’ days with such activities might just reassure us that all will turn out well. Forts provide all of the necessary ways that kids build, invent and move. After all, what good does this random activity do when …

Smart Play = Smart Kids: How Fort Building and Love Make a Difference

Posted April 2, 2017 by Fort Magic

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You’ve seen this list: Enrichment programs. Baby Einstein. Academic team. Science fairs. Tutoring. Brainetics. Fort building? Chess club. Classical music lessons. Homeschool activities from birth. The list rattles on as we parents lament the impossibility of taking advantage of every opportunity to enhance our child’s academic prowess. With a great sense of responsibility, we wonder …

Raising Strong, Confident Girls With Forts

Posted March 25, 2017 by Fort Magic

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As parents, we agree that raising enthusiastic, confident girls is a worthy goal. After all, timidity and self-doubt leave young girls and the subsequent young women unprotected. Enthusiasm and confidence blend to develop girls destined to change the world from their vantage point. Now, I am not referring to brash, bossy, lacking-in-humility confidence. Rather, I …

Smiling and Happy Children Stem From Fort Building Projects

Posted March 17, 2017 by Fort Magic

From a familiar cartoon rings the jingle, “happy, happy, joy, joy.” This simple phrase captures the essence of fort building for happy children. In truth, don’t the moments of giggles and laughter outweigh, outlast and outpace the down times of fort building? If we admit it, not one of us dreaded playtime while building forts as …

Reaping the Rewards of Family Fun With a Fort Building Kit

Posted March 13, 2017 by Fort Magic

When was the last time you, your spouse, your kids engaged in some family fun? Played a game? Built a fort? Ate dinner together? (And, no, in the car does not count.) Has the routine and hectic pace of life left you starved for a few moments of togetherness? The natural course of our lives …

Exploring Engineering for Kids With Fort Magic and Learning to Build

Posted March 4, 2017 by Fort Magic

Engineering “that’s a lot of fun, that gets kids jumping up and down and screaming” sparks the imaginations of youngster says Dori Roberts, an engineering educator and developer of Engineering for Kids. Are you surprised? Do you find it hard to believe? Just take a look at kids building forts, and you get a taste …

Super Cool Birthday Fort Building Ideas

Posted February 24, 2017 by Fort Magic

Birthdays can bring on pressure for parents. After all, many parents want to be the one known for throwing a super cool birthday party. Unfortunately, this need to succeed often dampens creativity in some of us rather than igniting it. Hope and help are available. Fort building spans interests and age ranges to create spectacular interactions …

Build an Igloo Fort for Indoor Winter Fun

Posted February 18, 2017 by Fort Magic

You don’t have time to travel to the Central Arctic or Greenland? Do your kids find themselves on a snow day with nothing to do? Building a fort igloo promises to entertain and educate indoors or outside on a day off from school. Furthermore, learning about the people who live in igloos and the culture …