Fort Magic Wins The PAL Top 10 Award!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the PAL Top 10 Award that recognizes exceptional toys, games, and books that, through their design, content, quality, and character, promote play that advances language. PAL winners in the hands of kids spark fun and creative play with lots of talks!
Fort Magic Wins Tillywig Brain Child!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the Tillywig Brain Child Toy Award! The Tillywig Brain Child Award is given to “exciting products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning.”
“When kids play with Fort Magic, there’s a sense of empowerment in the air, as if someone just handed them the keys to the kingdom. That’s because suddenly so many things are possible and on such a grand scale. Working with nothing but their hands, in a matter of minutes they can build structures large enough for an adult to stand upright in. These can be simple, or elaborate, from modest tent-like structures to labyrinths and castles. The straight and curved building pieces range in length from 1.5 inches to 24 inches each and hold firmly together using any combination of 5 different kinds of connectors provided. All it takes is a push and a twist to make a firm connection. Fabric clips (130 included) make it easy to flesh out the walls and exterior of the forts, adding color, seclusion, and a whole new level of creativity and finesse. Fort Magic unleashes the imagination to invent, explore, build large-scale prototypes, models, and of course, forts. And with 382 pieces at your child’s fingertips, the sky’s the limit. Includes a velcro-sealed mesh bag for convenient storage of the entire set when not in use.”
Fort Magic Wins Dr. Toy’s Best Classic!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toy Award! Fort Magic was awarded for being exceptional in Creativity, Construction, Educational Value, and Activity Play for children!
“Fort Magic is a large-scale building and construction toy that combines the joy of building and engineering with unlimited creative playtime for children. Similar to classic toys such as Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, or Lego, Fort Magic encourages children to use their imaginations and create unlimited designs. Fort Magic’s unique, patented combination of sticks, connectors, and accessory clips creates opportunities for children to develop interest, readiness, and capacities to pursue science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through hands-on learning.”
Fort Magic Wins Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award for Mind-Building Excellence!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award! Fort Magic was awarded for being exceptional in mind-building excellence!
“Fort Magic is pleased to announce that Fort Magic Fort Building Kit has been honored with a 2014 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind and provide the potential for the student to fully develop higher-order thinking skills.
Fort Magic is a winner of the Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award in the toy category. The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at www.AcademicsChoice.com.
The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics’ Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe.”
About Academics’ Choice™:
Academics’ Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors, and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students, and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability, and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™.
Fort Magic Wins The PAL Award!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the PAL Award that recognizes exceptional toys, games, and books that, through their design, content, quality, and character, promote play that advances language. PAL winners in the hands of kids spark fun and creative play with lots of talks!
“Fort Magic has the perfect name as kids felt the magic, standing inside and outside of their castle, airplane, and rocket as they solved design questions, negotiated how to build and created new spaces! With 165 straight and curved rods in 7 different sizes, and 5 varieties of connector pieces at their disposal, kids have the tools to follow their imagination. Our friends got right to work twisting the rods into the connecting pieces while calling out ideas and orders as to where to put the next piece. Critical thinking, group collaboration, and problem-solving are all higher-level language skills that are tapped as kids created customized space for a bed and entryway. Kids finished their castle and slipped away to return fully outfitted in a knight’s costume, ready to defend their fort.”
Fort Magic Wins Parents’ Choice Recommended Award!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the Parents’ Choice Recommended Award! Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. The product evaluation process is lengthy and comprehensive. It’s a multi-tiered process with its roots in a four page questionnaire that queries developmentally appropriate content and challenges, the product’s design and function, the educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well being.
“Fort Magic challenges children to creatively use the components to dream up and build all manner of fun forts. The instruction booklet gives many ideas (a car, a castle, a spaceship and alien) that our testers used and had fun making; they also enjoyed creating on their own. The kit doesn’t include fabric to cover the structures once they’re built, but it does come with easy-to-use fabric clips.. Watching children work together (yes, even siblings) time and again to design and build structures is a treat. Fort Magic comes recommended by parents who want to encourage their child’s spatial and 3D thinking as much as for those happy to have their kids build forts and to be able to keep the living room sofa intact during construction.”
Fort Magic Wins Creative Child Magazine Creative Child Awards Product of the Year Award!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the Creative Child Magazine Creative Child Awards Product of the Year Award 2014!
Fort Magic Wins Creative Child Magazine Creative Child Awards Creative Play of the Year Award!
We are thrilled to announce that Fort Magic is a WINNER of the Creative Child Magazine Creative Child Awards Creative Play of the Year Award 2014!