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Fort Magic, LLC

Fort Magic, LLC

Spring 2014 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Fort Magic
Price: $199.99

The Fort Magic fort building kit is the evolution of the traditional couch-cushions-and-bedsheets-fort. The kit comes with sturdy, curved and straight PVC sticks in a variety of sizes that can be put together with an assortment of connectors to build unique and fun forts to play in and crawl through.

This kit 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.

Kelly Schaffer   ©2014 Parents' Choice

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