Last week the GRCM unveiled our newest exhibit, Just Fort Fun! Along with our guests, we’ve been creating all kinds of unique spaces using the furntiure, pillows, tablecloths, sheets, poles, slides, and more.
Want to know what skills you’re developing while having fun making a fort?
-Large motor skills: lifting, streching, pulling–no matter how big or small you make your fort, you have to work all your muscles to create it!
-Cognitive Development: goal setting and critical thinking are part of the fort building process.
-Social development through cooperative play: working with others to create a fort provides an opportunity to develop team-building skills as well as practice effective listening and speaking skills as ideas are shared to build unique spaces.