Engineering Fort Ideas
Posted September 27, 2018 by Fort Magic
Kids all over the world build forts. Regardless of their culture, all kids love having a place of their own. Whether it’s a treehouse, a snow fort, a playhouse, branches stacked up, or a spot in a crawlspace, kids love having that special, private place where their imaginations can make it anything they want it to be. Building forts is a part of normal, healthy child development. In former years it has happened naturally and organically as kids played outside and had the opportunity to look for that place of their own. Today kids spend more time supervised and in organized daycare, playing electronic games and in front of the television. As parents, we need to find a way to give our children a way to experience the same wonderful moments we had in those forts, in a safe, healthy manner. When kids build forts you see inspiration and passion in their new world. Whether your own fort was as simple as a blanket thrown over a table it’s easy to remember the delight we ourselves experienced. The complexity of your child’s fort will grow with them and change as they grow, develop and mature. Few things can get them more excited and spark their imagination more than building their own fort. Forts are a way for you develop and work on your relationship with them. As your child develops and matures forts can become more complex and have more complicated designs. Their imagination is the only limit to their creation. Designing, planning, and executing the fort can be a springboard to conversations, giving your child the opportunity to think about how they approach problems in life and possibilities of their future as well. Open the door to a fort and feel the rush of joy, excitement and endless possibilities. A world where all things are possible. A world of endless friends, animals, and potential, limited only by their imagination. Forts become opportunities for siblings and friends to become team members working through problems. Collaborating on a common goal they can learn from each other, help each other, and how to overcome problems and obstacles.