I stumbled by this image awhile ago of a back yard that includes a fort. I think a nice fort is just want James needs to extend his imagination. We already have plenty of space for whiffle ball, soccer games and a large tree for swinging and someday climbing. A fort will provide James with his own space and many options for being a pirate ship, castle or whatever his mind creates.
|Image from Windsor Smith|
|Willow clubhouse found on Pinterest. I don't think I will do anything this advanced, but love the feeling|