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At Home Health & Wellness

Need to get a little exercise? Want to try out activities that will help kids (and parents) manage stress? Check out these activities that kids can follow along with on their own - or that you can try out together! 

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

Mindfulness & Meditation Practices for Families & Children

Mindfulness & Meditation Practices for Families

Life is a little (okay, a lot!) crazy these days, and everyone could use a break.  Activities like these are there to help ground and calm you so you can work through whatever life throws at you. Follow along with these activities and use our downloadable meditation script for a little but healthy mental break. 

Mindfullness & Meditation Practices for Families & Children

Free Downloadable Meditation Script

Free Downloadable Guided Meditation Script

Our gift to you! Enjoy this free downloadable script for a guided meditation you can do as a family right at home.

Hi from the Sky: Meet Nimbus

Hi from the Sky: Meet Nimbus

Meet Mr. Derek's newest friend, Nimbus! Hi from the Sky! features a cloud, Nimbus, talking about social-emotional wellness for children at home during this challening time. 

Hi from the Sky: Meet Nimbus

Movement Challenge 

Movement Challenge

This is a stressful time for kiddos and parents alike - one great stress reliever? Exercise! Join Port Discovery for our #WeeklyPlayChallenge as we explore different types of movement, exercise ideas and outdoor games to try together! 

Movement Challenge

How-To DIY Journal Making at Home for Parents and Kids

How-To DIY Journal Making at Home for Parents and Kids

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create homemade notebook that can be used as a journal or a sketchbook! This project is a great example of parallel play, where adults and childrens work on their own individual projects adjacent to one another, but do not try to influence one another’s behavior. 

How-To DIY Journal Making

Emotions as Colors 

Exploring Emotions through Colors

As we move into the summertime, you and your kiddos will naturally be seeing more colors outside as plants bloom and more animals come out of their cozy homes. The changing of seasons can also bring up new opportunities and challenges, as well as new emotions! A great way to be creative and encourage emotional intelligence is to express emotions with colors!

Emotions as Colors
How-To DIY Emotional Color Wheel Download

Hi From the Sky: Nimbus' Silver Lining

Hi From the Sky: Nimbus' Silver Lining

Meet Mr. Derek's newest friend, Nimbus! Hi from the Sky! features a cloud, Nimbus, talking about social-emotional wellness for children at home during this challening time. 

Hi from the Sky: Nimbus' Silver Lining

Movement Fun Spring Activities 

Movement Fun Spring Activities

Let’s get moving while still having a ton of fun! Try out these simple activity set ups with items you can find around your house.

Movement Fun Spring Activities

Hi From the Sky: Nimbus and the Falling Water

Hi from the Sky: Nimbus and the Falling Water

In this episode of Hi From the Sky, Mr. Derek will teach Nimbus about tears - both happy, and sad! Have you experienced both happy and sad tears?

Hi From the Sky: Nimbus and the Falling Water

3 Ways to Celebrate National Eat Outside Day 

3 Ways to Celebrate National Eat Outside Day

We’ve got three fun ways to enjoy National Eat Outside Day. All of them will engage your kids from start to finish — get ready for a delicious day of learning and play!

3 Ways to Celebrate National Eat Outside Day

3 Ways to Make the Most A Socially Distant Grandparents Day

3 Ways To Make the Most Out Of A Socially Distant Grandparents Day

Even from a distance, you can fully appreciate your own parents with your kids. Here are three ways to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa, whether they’re a few feet away or across the world.

3 Ways to Make the Most Out Of A Socially Distant Grandparents Day

3 Face Mask Wearing Tips & Tricks for Kids

3 Face Mask Wearing Tips & Tricks

Remember that first grocery store trip with your mask a few months back? Did you feel nervous, or some other kind of abnormal feeling? That’s totally okay!  Your kiddo may also feel nervous, uneasy or even possibly frightened by seeing people in masks. And that’s okay, too! We’re here to help provide you with helpful tips and tricks that will help your kiddo feel more comfortable with this new daily necessity. 

3 Face Mask Wearing Tips & Tricks for Kids

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

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