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 …

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 …

The Benefits Of Creative Play Toys For Children

Posted April 13, 2016 by Fort Magic

Fort Magic fort building kit belongs to a very important category of creative play toys for children called “Physical Toys”. This category includes toys that encourage and promote cognitive and emotional development through repetitive use. It is the repetitive interaction with physical toys that literally helps to ‘build’ your child’s best brain.     Dr. …

How to Build an Indoor Fort Kids Feel Proud Of

Posted March 9, 2016 by Fort Magic

Kids love taking part in activities that they can help plan. Fort building is one such activity that is not only fun but helps build their self-esteem as well. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to foster positive self-esteem in your kids. Take a look at how to build an indoor …

Exploring Architecture Building Designs Through Forts

Posted January 6, 2016 by Fort Magic

If you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, they probably won’t say, “An architect.” Regardless, fort building is a great way for them to explore the basics of architecture at a young age, maybe without even realizing it! Architecture takes imagination and creativity to make something new using the …

Do Children Learn Through Play With Forts?

Posted January 1, 2016 by Fort Magic

Kids have a lot of energy, and sitting to learn for extended periods of time can be difficult. Thank goodness for recess! When your children are home from school for winter or summer breaks, it’s important to keep them learning outside of the classroom. You’re probably not going to convince your kids to sit down …

10 Reasons to Build Forts and How to Make Learning Through Play More Fun

Posted December 30, 2015 by Fort Magic

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As a parent, you know why it’s important for your children to do activities like reading books, make artwork, and use their imaginations. At Fort Magic, we believe that it’s also important to let your children build forts! There are some excellent skills your kids can learn from building forts, and they’ll have so much …

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