Build a Fort

Indoor Environment

Ages: 6 months+

Let’s build a fort! Building a fort is a great way to engage with your child in imaginative play. As they bend and crawl in and out of the fort, they will develop balance, coordination, and gross-motor skills while experiencing a sense of security and safety.

 Build a Fort Ideas

  • Furniture (e.g. couch, table, chairs)
  • Sheets/Blankets
  • Pillows/Couch cushions
  • Flashlights/Night lights
  • Christmas (fairy) lights (Optional)
  • Clothes pins (Optional)
  • Books/Puzzles

Tips

  • Build your fort using a variety of furniture pieces, leaving one unrestricted entrance way.
  • Try not to build your fort too high. This will allow your child to bend and crawl, developing large muscle groups.
  • Use clothes pins or tie sheets/blankets together to act as walls and a roof for your fort.
  • Pillows and couch cushions can reinforce your fort and provides comfortable flooring.
  • Make your fort extra cozy by draping Christmas lights inside.

SAFETY FIRST – Always check the room to make sure sharp objects and harmful items are put away (i.e. cords from lamps, glass objects on tables, loose items that may fall or topple over, etc.)

Increase the fun

Now that your fort is successfully constructed, why not invite the rest of the family for snacks and story time?

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • Can you show me what’s inside your fort?
  • Let’s crawl inside together!
  • Would you like to pick out a book to read in your fort?
  • Would you like to sit inside or outside the fort?
  • Let’s show daddy/mommy your fort?  

We would love to meet you

We currently have 28 locations in 5 countries. Our child care facilities offer tours throughout the year.
We invite you to visit a location near you.