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At Home Early Literacy Activities & Storytimes 

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At Home Early Literacy Activities & Storytimes 

Looking for some simple activities you and your child can do together to build reading skills? Check out these articles and virtual programs! 

Port Discovery's At Home Play Tips & Resources is generously sponsored by M&T Bank

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storytimes 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz At-Home Storytime

Follow along as Port Discovery Children's Museum reads L. Frank Baum's classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and enjoy helpful reading tips for parents! New chapters premiere each weekday at 7PM. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storytimes

3 Reasons Early Literacy Skills are Important for Your Child

3 Reasons Early Literacy Skills Are Important For Your Child

Did you know that early literacy development is an essential building block to your child’s future language, reading, and writing development and learning? Check out this article for 3 reasons to work on early literacy skills with your little one. 

3 Reasons Early Literacy Skills Are Important for Your Child

5 Family Early Literacy Activities & Tips for Home

5 Family Early Literacy Activities & Tips for Home

Find fun activities to try at home to help them develop important early literacy skills that will help throughout life! 

5 Family Early Literacy Activities & Tips For Home 

Celebrate National Poetry Month At-Home With Playful Activities

Early Literacy Activities & Story Times

You’re a Poet, Don’t You Know It! Staying safe at home is a perfect setting for celebrating April as National Poetry Month!

Reading and writing poetry can promote children’s social-emotional development, and listening to rhymes can contribute to their literacy skills! Poetry is also a way to unify people, and helpful in defining and expressing your feelings and identity.

Celebrate National Poetry Month At-Home With Playful Activities

Mr. Derek & Hatter Read Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter

Mr. Derek & Hatter Read Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter

Join Mr. Derek and his new friend Hatter for a virtual poem reading featuring Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter!

Mr. Derek & Hatter Read Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter

Story & Activity Times with Ms. Barb

Story & Activity Time with Ms. BarbJoin Port Discovery's Outreach Coordinator Ms. Barb for Story & Activity Time each Thursday at 10AM on the Port Discovery Children's Museum Facebook Page!

Story & Activity Time with Ms. Barb Archive

Poets: Behind the Words

Poets - Behind the Words

For National Poetry Month Port Discovery Children's Museum is looking back at famous American Poets and their messages of fear, greatness, unity, and hope.  We encourage our Fans of Play to learn about the poets listed together and then write their own poem! Share yours with us @portdiscovery! 

Poets: Behind the Words

Early Literacy - Helping Little Ones Become Strong Readers

Helping Little Ones Become Strong Readers

Research tells us that the best way to develop early literacy skills is through talking, playing, singing, reading, and writing. Parents can engage children in fun and meaningful activities every day that help prepare them to become successful readers and writers, and help them in later years as they transition from learning to read to reading to learn! 

Take a deeper dive into early literacy tips and topics via our webpage. 

HELPING LITTLE ONES BECOME STRONG READERS

Reader Pan & Tinker Spell's Early Literacy Activities

Reader Pan & Tinker Spell's Early Literacy Activities

For many starting to read and the ones showing them how, books with well-known characters can be very appealing. Join Reader Pan & Tinker Spell on a literary adventure as they share how they play in the fun-filled world of words, letters, and language!

PLAY READER PAN & TINKER SPELL'S WORD SCRAMBLE!

PLAY READER PAN & TINKER SPELL'S MERMAID LAGOON WORD SEARCH!

Be You-nique Week Book Reading List & Portrait Challenge

Be Younique Week Book Reading List & Family Portrait Challenge

Having books available to them that depict a variety of individuals and communities not only expands the world they’re exposed to beyond their physical surroundings, but helps them embrace the things that make them unique and encourages them to love themselves.

Enjoy a book list that you and your little learner can read together and focus on celebrating what makes us all special and unique!

Be You-nique Week Book Reading List & Portrait Challenge

Museum MadLibs Challenge

Museum MadLibs Challenge

Port Discovery Children's Museum is partnering with Penguin Young Readers to share Museum MadLibs! 

Museum-Themed MadLibs 

Celebrating National Book Lovers Day for Kids & Families

Celebrating National Book Lovers Day for Kids and Families

This Book Lovers Day, take a few moments to read a book, or even to write your own! Enjoy our blog for some ideas for every age group to appreciate reading… and some classic recommendations to make the whole family smile.

Celebrating National Book Lovers Day With Your Family

Literary Treats

Literary Treats

Harry Potter is famous for many reasons, and one of those reasons is food! From Butterbeer to Chocolate Frogs, the story invented tons of delicious treats. This entry of Literary Treats will introduce your family to three more kid-friendly recipes to enjoy.

Literary Treats: Harry Potter

3 Ways to Celebrate Frankenstein Day With Your Family!

3 Ways to Celebrate Frankenstein Day With Your Kids & Family

Frankenstein Day takes place every year on August 30, author Mary Shelley’s birthday. Celebrate one of the most notable figures of science fiction and horror with kid-friendly activities. It’s spooky fun for the whole family!

3 Ways to Celebrate Frankenstein Day With Your Family

Port Discovery's At Home Play Tips & Resources is generously sponsored by M&T Bank

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