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Weekly #PlayAtHome Challenge: Friday, April 3

3 Things to Know About Step Dance

Plus, join Port Discovery for a STEP Dance Workshop on Facebook Live Wednesday, April 8th at 2PM! 


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Chapter Five Reading Tips

Chapter Five Reading Tips

 

We’re moving right along in our reading of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Port Discovery Friends! 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Chapter Four Reading Tips

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! 

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