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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

Love Of Learning

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

Confidence

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

stem learning

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 …

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 …

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