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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 …

Girls And Boys Love Creative Fort Building Together

Posted August 28, 2016 by Fort Magic

No pink or blue here. Ever notice the lack of concern young boys and girls have with the gender of a friend? The friendship tends to start with the seed of shared interest, sprouts with the care of time, and blooms as the two comrades engage in adventure and play together. Typically, any thought to …

Fun and Learning With Fort Building Kits

Posted August 7, 2016 by Fort Magic

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

Posted July 31, 2016 by Fort Magic

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

Posted July 28, 2016 by Fort Magic

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

Posted July 21, 2016 by Fort Magic

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 Building Helps Girls Learn to Love STEM Activities and Science

Posted July 18, 2016 by Fort Magic

Our country has a need for people to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These career areas are among the fastest growing jobs in the workforce. One of the greatest potentials we have to fill these STEM fields is the girls in our world! As their parents and their educators, it is …

How To Raise Smart Kids Through Play

Posted June 24, 2016 by Fort Magic

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!

Posted June 14, 2016 by Fort Magic

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Underestimating the importance of play in the early years of 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 …

Growing Kids and Creativity With Forts

Posted June 7, 2016 by Fort Magic

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

Posted June 1, 2016 by Fort Magic

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 …

10 Benefits Of Family Time

Posted May 20, 2016 by Fort Magic

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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 bonding time builds confidence, teaches children about interacting with others, and …

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