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Get in the Game with Summer Forts

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Running, jumping, leaping – these activities of summer occur in yards across the country when temperatures heat up. Yet, the pull of more sedentary activities robs our kids of the joy and benefits of running wildly through the grass. Physical activity and sports link to improved academic performance, cognitive performance and brain health.   Summer…

50 Inspiring Fort Ideas for Kids and Families

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Whether you choose to play inside, outside or upside down, Fort Magic kits provide you with the tools for endless adventure and great memories. Check out these 50 kids’ fort ideas.   1. Create a lemonade stand out of Fort Magic pieces to teach business skills. 2. Cool kids off as they drive wheeled bikes,…

A Creative Boat Fort and Fishing Game is Fun

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  There is nothing quite like spending an afternoon lost in a world of imagination that happens inside of a fort. That fort serves as a top-secret hideout, a tree house deep in the jungle or anything else that one child can imagine. Forts are where stories are told, dreams are explored and the magic…

Unique Birthday Surprises Include Forts

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As the time ticks by for those young giggles at our feet, every day celebrates their unbelievable growth. But the celebration of a once a year birthday holds special enchantment for parent and child. It is an occasion destined for memories. Thinking of unique birthday surprises transports adults back to the joy of youth and…

Learning and Reading Forts That Inspire Kids

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Many parents overlook the value of reading to their children, but studies show that teaching your children to read and spending time doing so with them can affect their later development in a multitude of ways. The question is how to get your children interested in reading and, once you have them hooked, how to…

Celebrating Spring With Outdoor Fort Building

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Finally, the time is here to get out of the house and go outside. No doubt your kids have been cooped up in the house all winter and can’t wait to play outdoors. Everyone is sure to be eager to get back outside into the sunshine and warm air. From watching birds and butterflies to…

Fort Building For Developing Self-Esteem In Girls and Boosting STEM Skills

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Self-Esteem In Girls and Boosting STEM Skills! Fort building is a fun activity that can lead to many afternoons of enjoyment. It is also a strong beginning STEM activity. It offers the skills of planning, critical thinking, problem-solving, engineering, cooperation, and communication. Each of these blend into the world of STEM – science technology, engineering,…

An Igloo Fort in Spring – Creative Ideas For Kids

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Brrrr! Just when the thought of winter cold lay behind us, here we are talking about snow again! But, hasn’t everyone wanted to live in an igloo at one time or another? I see all the kids have raised their hands. So, grab the Fort Magic kit and let’s get to imagining igloo fort-creative ideas…

How Teepee Forts Encourage Creative Play Indoors

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  Sometimes we forget that kids just need to be kids. Creativity and creative play are so important during childhood in order to learn important skills. Make time to initiate creativity in your lives of your children by building teepee forts together. They will be happier, their cognitive skills will develop faster, and they will…