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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.

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.

Do You FEEL the Sounds?

Do You FEEL the Sounds? Port Discovery's Percussion Garden enhanced to be fully accessible for children and families. 

Science shows that music helps our brains develop distinctions between sounds, aiding in literacy. Music also helps children learn new ways to express themselves and to connect to the world around them. These benefits are all the more pointed for children with special needs.

Two Generations of Powerful, Purposeful Play

With your help, children who visit Port Discovery with big dreams can turn into parents who visit with dreams fulfilled!

Profile of Devon

Written By: Matt Maher

The A, B, C’s of visiting Port Discovery this Summer

Allegis Volunteers at Port Discovery during Global Day of Service

Thank you Allegis for dedicating your time and talents to Port Discovery!

volunteers around table

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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