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Content geared towards parents of pre-school children

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.

As they explore music through play, they make discoveries about themselves and the world around them, develop a larger vocabulary and important pre-reading and math skills, and strengthen their social and emotional skills, as well as their actual musical development and appreciation.

3 Tips on How to Effectively Incorporate Music into Learning & Play at Home!

Children love music for numerous reasons like feeling competent when they learn the words to a new song, powerful when they bang a drum and proud when they create their very own dance.

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?

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?

Family Reading Together in Here We Grow! Exhibit

5 Tips for Helping Your Child Transition to Preschool or Kindergarten

Starting preschool or Kindergarten is an exciting time for both you and your child – but as with any new experience, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Our Education Team has put together some tips to help you transition your child to preschool and Kindergarten so they are excited and ready to learn on their first day of school!

8 Skills To Work On to Prepare Children for Kindergarten

Do you have a child that will enter Kindergarten soon? Wondering what skills they should have before they enter the classroom and how you can help them work on those skills in fun, playful ways?

Check out tips from Port Discovery's Education Team below: 

Benefits of Preschool Programs

Ensuring a child is ready for Kindergarten – and school in general – starts long before Kindergarten registration gets underway.

The earlier your child is immersed in activities and environments that help them learn new skills, develop socially, and think of learning as fun, the more likely they are to have a successful start to Kindergarten.Enrolling children in preschool is a great way to prepare children and ready them for Kindergarten.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Checklist

We’ve teamed up with our partners at Baltimore City Public Schools to share tips and resources with you to help you prepare for preschool and kindergarten – including registration.

Here is a handy checklist of items you’ll need to prepare so that you can register your little one for preschool or kindergarten programs with Baltimore City Public Schools:

The Importance of School Readiness

Getting children ready for school involves a multitude of activities – from ensuring they meet all of the requirements for registration and have all of the right supplies – to ensuring they have all of the skills they’ll need to succeed.

With readiness for school being one of the most important factors in your child’s academic and life success, we believe whole-heartedly in playing a role in ensuring parents and caregivers have access to activities and resources they need to help children be ready and successful when they enter Kindergarten.

5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for School

Get ready for the first day of school with these helpful back-to-school tips from the educators at Port Discovery.

Ready for the new school year? The Education department at Port Discovery has put together these helpful tips to ease your child into the upcoming school year and make the back-to-school transition a little easier!

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