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Fort Building for Kids

Building a fort is an excellent way for children to learn and have fun at the same time. The process of planning and building a fort teaches kids about sizes, shapes, creativity, and STEM skills. Plus, they learn more about teamwork and problem solving by building forts.

The Benefits of Fort Building - North Shore Pediatric Therapy

When it is chilly outside or on a rainy spring day it can be easy to run out of indoor play ideas for your children. A great activity which is often forgotten is fort building. This activity helps to facilitate development of many important skills for children.

Why All Kids Should Build Forts

By their very nature, home forts are DIY. Kids channel their inner decorators, or perhaps their inner hunter-gatherers: Sofa, blankets, comforters, and boxes are all fair game. If nothing else, a fort is an escape to another world that reaches into the depths of one's imagination.

What is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

STEM is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills.

Fort Magic's Building Toys for Kids - How to Make Forts

Fort Magic offers comprehensive, large-scale building toys for kids. Each fort building kit is designed to include everything for your child's imagination.

Build a fort: Scout out a location.

This week we are talking about forts. You may not think you have room for a fort in your backyard but look again. There are many types of forts and tree house forts and on the ground forts. Your son can have a temporary fort like a small tent or a more permanent one up in a tree.

Fort Building Fun for Kids of All Ages: A Fort Magic Review - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

We discovered that you're never too old to enjoy building a fort! Learn what some tweens and teens thought in this Fort Magic review.

Forts: The Original STEM Challenge | My Little Poppies

Growing up, our property bordered conservation land. With just a quick hop, skip, and a jump, my brothers and I could enter another world: 170 acres filled with well-groomed trails.

Why Teach Kids STEM?

Science, technology, engineering, and math are the four subjects that may be most important for our kids to be learning now. STEM education is finally getting the attention it deserves and there are many programs, classes, camps, and museum activities that will let your child learn STEM subjects. We need more scientists and innovators and STEM education holds the key. Building rockets, robots, and other cool contraptions helps kids become creative thinkers and problem solvers and may help them and our world in the future.

How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids - Metro Parent

The right mix of tables, pillows, blankets and imagination yields surefire DIY fun and bonding for families. Get tips on making one that rules!

How to Get Your Kids Interested in STEM (Without Forcing It on Them)

Hopefully your kids are getting a great education in science, technology, engineering, and math at school, but chances are those classes aren’t enough to instill a lifelong interest in these fields for most kids. As parents, however, there are a lot of easy ways we foster a greater love of learning and exploration in STEM subjects in our children.

How to Build a Fort That Rules

Quick, what are some of your best childhood memories? Ask any adult, and it won't be long before someone mentions forts. Making a fort is one of the best experiences a kid can have, but a great fort can't just be thrown together -- it must be thoughtfully constructed for maximum fun.Here are 3 tips for making the process simple and easy: 

Fort Magic Playtime Ideas | Our Blog

Fun and educational playtime ideas with Fort Magic! Articles, contests and creative ideas for all seasons and holidays with the Fort Magic kit.