Unplug and Grub for Screen-Free Week - 5/2/16 to 5/8/16

Unplug and Grub for Screen-Free Week - 5/2/16 to 5/8/16

Fort Boards is teaming up with one of the most family-friendly restaurants in Seattle, the Phinney Market Pub and Eatery, to help promote International Screen-Free Week. During this week, young diners who are willing to keep their phones and gaming devices put away during meal time will receive a 25 dollar gift card for Fort Boards. 

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The Value of Open-Ended Play or: All I Really Need to Know I Learned From The Little Mermaid

The Value of Open-Ended Play or: All I Really Need to Know I Learned From The Little Mermaid

There are some incredible toys on the market today. To paraphrase Ariel from the Little Mermaid, “There are gizmos and gadgets aplenty.” There are toys that can do SO many things with the push of a button. But the problem is that the focus so often switches from what the child can do to what the toy can do. Again, Ariel said it best, “...no big deal. I want more.”

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Girls, You Can Create Anything!

Girls, You Can Create Anything!

We here at Fort Boards are proud to provide an amazing educational toy that not only promotes STEM concepts and spatial reasoning but is also gender neutral. We have seen little girls build rockets to the moon and boys build play houses and we'll never tell them that they can't. Watch the world open up when you look into a little girl's eyes and let her know, "You can create anything!"

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