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Sensory Play: DIY Activities for Home!

The best part? Most of the things you'll need you probably already have!

Sensory Wall

Sensory play is not only easy-peasy, but it helps develop your kiddo's senses of sight, taste, sound, touch and smell and ability to learn using them in day to day life! Port Discovey loves sensory play - so we're sharing some of our favorite sensory play activity ideas to enjoy right at home!

Puppet Play Tips for Parents

3 tips about how puppets help children learn 

Why should we celebrate puppets? Not only do puppets spur the imagination of children - and adults - when played with, but little learners are also developing and enhancing essential early childhood skills! 

Check out Port Discovery's three tips on why to add puppetry and puppets into playtime with your kiddo below: 

Port Discovery Named a Winner in The Saul Zaentz Innovation Challenge

2-Gen Program for Fathers & Children picked as Winner in
The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Baltimore, MD. (October 30, 2019) -  Port Discovery is proud to announce their selection as a winner in the 2019 Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge by The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Become a Captain of the S.S. Friend Ship as you Explore The Port

Reach for the Clouds in Port Discovery’s New SkyClimber!

Climb Up, Up and Away in The SkyClimber!

Encourage children to dream – and test their courage – as you climb together and explore the four-story SkyClimber!

Here are a few unique activities and features you won’t want to miss!

1. Climb for the Clouds - Socks Required!

Port Discovery Sparks STEM Learning for Baltimore City Students with Thanks to The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

It’s electric!

Student putting together circuit board

Nope, we’re not talking about the song…we’re talking about the spark happening among third, fourth and fifth grade students around Baltimore City as they learn about electricity, chemistry, the importance of careful observation– as well as many other STEM topics!

Incorporating Arts into Play at Home & On-the-Go

From enhancing motor, decision making, visual learning and language skills to social-emotional development (just to name a few!) it’s easy to see that the arts - music, theater and art - can have a profound impact on little learners.

3 Reasons to Expose Your Child to the Arts Early On

Dressing-up, putting on performances, creating music, painting…what do these things all have in common? These creative outlets all help children develop important social-emotional, physiological and cognitive skills according to the National Endowment for the Arts

5 Reasons Why Music is Important for Early Childhood Development

When children are exposed to music and musical play, from the earliest of ages, the impact is quite profound.

5 Family Early Literacy Activities & Tips for Home

Early literacy development is a fundamental component of your child’s overall development. It helps children learn how to communicate and socialize with others, how to read and write, and more – plus helps set them up for success in school and life.

So… what are activities you can do at home with your little one to help develop these important skills?

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