Building a fort at home is both fun and educational! Forts can be a cozy reading nook, a castle in an imaginary land, a special spot shared with a sibling, and more.
Experts say kids need forts now more than ever. Fort-building develops creative and analytic skills while offering opportunities for unstructured playtime. Forts encourage kids to slow down, to feel safe, have control and enjoy a sense of privacy. Unwinding when it’s decent weather in a backyard fort or having a backyard camp out is a great way spend time in nature. Check out some of these resources for more info and ideas!
Make Way for Play (Scholastic Parents)
Camp Indoors with a Cozy Reading Fort (Scholastic Parents)
15 Epic Outdoor Forts for Backyard Fun (Red Tricycle)
Last Child in the Woods Resource Guide (Richard Louv)