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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.

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.

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

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.

The Importance of School Readiness

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.

5 Tips Prepare Child School

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