Remember when…
you used any open expanse of space to drape sheets, blankets, or quilts across “acres” of living room floor, creating hiding places and secret “forts” that spread from the couch to the easy chair, perhaps an “addition” by way of the coffee table? Maybe your fort was under the dining room table, the sheet or blanket spanning across four or so wooden-backed chairs. No matter your childhood fort, what typically held these sheets or blankets in place? Every hardcover book in sight (the bookcase and coffee table now sitting bare) and stacks of slippery magazines weighed down (you hoped!) the four corners of your happy fort. And into your fort you would play cards, read, eat snacks, and even beg your mom or pop if you (and your sister, brother, friend) could spend the night there, too.

Well, today’s kids still need the same experience, and most will find whatever materials they need to construct their own fort; but instead of using expensive (and hard on the head!) stacks of coffee table books and clumsy piles of magazines that slide off with every movement within the fort, the Fort Friend, a specially-weighted, flexible and soft toy, holds the fort’s “tent” securely and safely -- if one does slide off, it is soft and harmless - the same effect as having a beanbag fall on you.