While my main endeavor is to help parents integrate the research on media and kids, and raise thriving digital natives-I was just part of an excellent discussion at ORD Camp 2012 about analog play. I was reminded, by a bunch of super smart techie dudes (all dads) that forts are fun, and that the USPS will send you super large boxes. Tried an alternative today with a sheet, a radiator and couch. I built a lovely tent with my kid. He loves Good Night Animals, so he put all his little guys in there to snuggle. Very fun on a cold day.