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Maximizing Quality Family Time With Fort Building

Posted January 28, 2017 by Fort Magic

We live in a fast-paced world, with things constantly changing and adapting, but let’s go back to simpler times. Remember when you were a kid and you would spend hours upon hours collecting blankets, sheets, pillows and furniture in order to build extravagant forts? Well, now it’s time for you to embrace your inner child and …

Confidence Building Activities for Kids Includes Fort Building

Posted January 22, 2017 by Fort Magic

“I can do it!” This shout rises from within us when we feel confident. While it may come more easily to some, this self-assurance does not come naturally. It develops as we experience life from infancy to adulthood. As children grow, every day presents a new adventure. After all, much of their experience is uncharted. …

Learning Made Easy - Reading Fort Ideas for Kids

Posted January 15, 2017 by Fort Magic

A cozy fort and an anticipated book make a good pair. Both offer an escape into another world in which children explore and dream without limits. Discovering the possibilities of who they might become opens children’s imaginations and future potential. As it turns out, this dynamic duo of books and forts offers so much more to …

Celebrating Imagination, Creativity, and Holidays With a Fort Teepee for Kids

Posted December 18, 2016 by Fort Magic

We can still imagine acorns dropping amid piled leaves of vibrant, changing colors as the first snowfall covers the remaining leaves. Aromas of pies, pines, and ciders waft through the house. The inspiration of fall remains in our memory as we prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah. The spirit of Thanksgiving gratitude can linger throughout the …

Focus and Concentration Come With Building Indoor Forts for Kids

Posted November 29, 2016 by Fort Magic

How many times did it ring in your ears as a child? “Sit still!” It holds true through the generations. Wiggles and giggles accompany childhood. Seemingly bitten by the energy bug and filled with natural curiosity, kids bounce from one thought to another and one activity to the next. The whirlwind has the potential to …

STEM Learning With Magical Dream and Blanket Forts

Posted November 26, 2016 by Fort Magic

Dreams rest in the hearts and minds of children waiting to burst forth. In these formative years, nothing seems impossible and options lay wide open. Many of these dreams are birthed and grown in the no-limits, safe space of the blanket fort. Cool blanket forts offer a world where kids explore interests and personalities while …

How to Build a STEM Fort with Newspapers

Posted November 21, 2016 by Fort Magic

Despite video and online sources becoming a primary outlet for the news, parents can still encourage their kids to learn the value of a newspaper. Even the youngest child loves to mimic Dad as he eats breakfast while reading the paper. With encouragement, this behavior extends beyond a physical copying to an intellectual one. In …

Inspire A Love of Learning In Kids With Forts

Posted November 15, 2016 by Fort Magic

From the moment of birth, kids demonstrate their wiring to explore the world and learn. Responses to voice and sound teach them to communicate. Tactile experiences of feeding and play develop their senses, components of speech and understanding of the natural world. Watching the interactions and natural occurrences around them draw their interest and engage …

Self Expression and Confidence Building Games for Kids Include Fort Building

Posted November 7, 2016 by Fort Magic

As parents, we would wrap our kids in bubble wrap and clad them in armor if we could protect them from the pain that the world can bring. In fact, we might just let them live out their days in the safety of that backyard or living room fort. Under our watchful eye, certainly, they …

Building a Playhouse Fort Can Teach STEM Skills to Kids

Posted October 27, 2016 by Fort Magic

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 …

Discover How Building Forts Can Get Kids Moving

Posted October 19, 2016 by Fort Magic

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. …

Teaching Love And Kindness With Indoor Forts for Kids

Posted October 5, 2016 by Fort Magic

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, …

Building a Kids Fort and Having Good Manners for a Lifetime

Posted September 24, 2016 by Fort Magic

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

Posted September 21, 2016 by Fort Magic

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 …

Imaginative Play for Children With Fort Building Kits

Posted September 8, 2016 by Fort Magic

Often we think of imagination and creativity as it ties to art, music, and dance. But, the truth reveals that there is more to the imagination than this definition entails. In fact, imagination and creativity benefit everyone. Without the power of imagination, our problem-solving skills and innovative thinking suffer. And, this fact holds true whether we …