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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

Underestimating the importance of playtime in the 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 exercise their creativity. Consider …

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

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

Ways Fort Magic Can Inspire Creative Thinking

Posted May 11, 2016 by Fort Magic

Inspiration and learning can come from anywhere. Learning doesn’t have to be boring or even very structured. And inspiration can come from anything at all. Helping to inspire kids to think creatively and explore the world around them is the main goal at Fort Magic. Creative thinking is a way of looking at things from …

A Love of Engineering For Girls Starts With Fort Building

Posted May 6, 2016 by Fort Magic

Everywhere you look, everything you see involves engineering. Engineering uses the imagination to create new things from scratch, and boys are not the only ones with vision and a passion for creating. Girls love these things as well. Yes, this fact is illustrated in a girl’s love for engineering with forts. A love of engineering …

Enter a Child’s World of Forts for Quality Family Time

Posted April 30, 2016 by Fort Magic

Busy lives often mean kids wind up being pulled into mom and dad’s activities or being sent off to entertain themselves. May we make a suggestion? Get down on your kids’ level and get involved in their interests. You just may find the perspective refreshing and inspirational. Plus, you will see your children in a whole …

Smart Tips for Raising Successful Children Through Play

Posted April 29, 2016 by Fort Magic

Everyone has a different definition of success. But, when it comes to their children, most people want to know that they are happy and healthy as they learn, grow and develop into adolescents and adults. Books have been written about what it takes to raise a successful child, listing everything from proper education to health …