One of the most ingenious toys to enter our home is, hands down, the Fortamajig by The Happy Kid Company. Such a simple concept, yet what results during playtime is anything but simple! Fortamajig, a basic rectangle of parachute-type material, contains many cleverly placed sewn-on strips of Velcro which are easily attached to furniture indoors, or trees, fences, decks, etc. outdoors so children can create forts, tents, houses, rockets – whatever their imaginations can conjure up. A Velcroed slit up one side makes a door. A screen window, with flaps on each side for opening and closing, makes a perfect lookout spot. And the pockets inside mean kids can hide their secret clubhouse items from possible intruders (like older or younger siblings).
My house contains a lot of wood furniture that I like to protect from damage as much as anyone would, I suppose. We’ve had the Fortamajig strapped across every conceivable area of the house, and I never have to worry about it scratching or damaging anything. My son would care less about that aspect, though – he just loves that in under five minutes, Mommy magically builds him his own remarkable house – just his size! Oftentimes, while I’m working my day job on the computer, he has his Fortamajig hooked to a couple of dining room chairs. He sits inside on his little overstuffed rocker, favorite animals and books surrounding him, and plays quietly while I get my work done. Playing quietly, as any mom will tell you, is a God send. Perhaps that’s the most ingenious part of the Fortamajig of all!
Want to win your own Lime Single Layer Fortamajig? (Retail $69.95, pictured to the right.) The Happy Kid Company is generously giving one away to a dkMommy Spot reader!
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