Gathering up all of the pillows, blankets and sofa cushions in the property to develop tiny forts or clubhouses is one of our fondest childhood recollections. Designer Ross Currie can make it even easier for children (or grownups – we won’t judge) to develop these magical living space forts with his invention: Squishy Forts.
Currie was initially trying to build an iPad app for kids that would maintain them occupied. He recognized, even so, that youngsters want the tactile, innovative experiences that electronic amusements just cannot provide. Creating things in true life can assist to develop a child’s creativity and spatial reasoning far far better than any app or digital game.
Squishy Forts is a set of foam pieces of diverse sizes and shapes, reminiscent of the different kinds of pillows utilized in a classic pillow fort. Not like the forts we created as young children, although, these pieces have strong magnets embedded in them to support hold the imaginative structures together. When not in use, the blocks match with each other neatly into an ottoman or a sofa, letting the toys stay near at hand but out of the way.