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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Chapter Two Reading Tips

Chapter Two Reading Tips 

 

We are so excited to continue reading L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Last time, we met Dorothy, Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and Toto, and the chapter ended with Dorothy and Toto being carried away to a new land and adventure…and we are diving into the more imaginative side of the story!

 

5 Ways to Have Fun and Easy Music Time at Home!

Integrating music into your daily routine, or keeping it there, is extremely important for all learners, especially while learning at home!
Play at Home Tips sponsored by M&T Bank

Constructive Play - 3 Reasons to Build & 3 Activity Ideas

Build, build and build some more!
 

One of a child's most favorite kinds of play - constructive play! Constructive play includes playful activities such as assembling, stacking, moulding, sorting items, or even dissembling! 

Constructive play can help strengthen many essential early childhood skills, but we love that constructive play: 

STEM at Home: Bouncy Egg Experiment

Would you believe us if we told you we could make an egg bounce without breaking? 

Bouncy Egg Materials

Fans of Play, get ready for an easy-peasy science experiment that will have you scratching your head wondering how, too! We'll be turning an ordinary egg into a rubbery-feeling bouncy-egg! 

Materials Needed: 

Spring Family Fun: Painting With Slinkys!

Enjoy this new spingtacular way of painting! 

Painting with Slinkys

This is a colorful and fun art activity that can be done inside (providing there is enough floor space) or outside (which is probably better because it is MESSY, Fans of Play)! 

How-To Paint with Slinkys:

Outdoor Activities For Families

Enjoy the fresh outside air with your family when you enjoy these hands-on activities! 

Nature printing

Spend time outdoors with your family as you enjoy these new activity ideas great for all ages! 

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: 

Discovery Stage Series featuring Silly Goose & Val

Imaginations come to life in the Discovery Stage Series at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!

Spring Activities for Families

Winter blues, be gone!

Learn. Grow. Spring! Presented by Whole Foods Market

Spring is on its way and we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy blossoming flowers, fresh sunshine and all new family fun!

Looking for ways to get out and about this spring season? Take a peek at our list of five spring activities for kids and families!

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