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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

Port Discovery launches new children’s theater series: Discovery Stage Series featuring Happenstance Theater's "Pinot & Augustine", Silly Goose & Val, & Story Tapestries with Arianna Ross

January 20th through March 31st, 2019 | Check event calendar for performance dates and times

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

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

Here We Grow! Exhibit at Maryland State Fair

Here We Grow! Exhibit to be Featured in the 137th My Maryland State Fair Innovation Station

 
Baltimore, MD –  Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s agricultural-themed Here We Grow! Exhibit will be on display in the Innovation Station at The Maryland State Fair beginning Friday, August 24 through Monday, September 3. Designed to teach children about agriculture through fun, playful activities, the exhibit encourages children to climb aboard a wooden tractor, build push-pull tools based on actual farm tools, and more.
 

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: 

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