At Home Play: Parenting Tips & Resources
Port Discovery is Open for Play!
Boredom Busters and Powerful Play to Enjoy At Home!
We're here to help. Find activity ideas, tips, and virtual programs designed to help you with this adventure called parenting! From art activities and musical programs to science experiments, theater, storytimes and more, you'll find fun and easy activities that children can follow along with alone - or that you can do together. Check back often for new information!
Creative Art Activities
Enjoy fun activities and crafts that you can do with kids - or that they can do on their own! Allow your little learner's creative mind to soar through these easy-peasy colorful at-home activities, and check out helpful blogs for parents!
Music & Movement
Get ready to bust a move, Fans of Play! Check out videos like At Home Music Time with Port Discovery, learn about Port Discovery's Spotify playlists, enjoy helpful blogs just for parents and more!
Become the star of the show in your very own home! Check out Port Discovery's At Home Theater Creation Level One and Level Two videos, helpful blogs for parents and more!
Early Literacy & Storytimes
Read, read, and read some more! Learn more about the importance of Early Literacy skills, follow along with Port Discovery Story Times, browse helpful blogs for parents and more!
Health & Wellness
Staying active and maintaing and healthy lifestyle is so important for growing minds! Check out Port Discovery's Mindfulness & Meditation videos, blogs and more!
Explore all things STEM right at home! Enjoy some easy-peasy at-home experiments, inspo from our friends at NASA and more!
STEM At-Home Activities
Sensory Play is so important for little learners! Learn how you can enhance the senses right at home with our helpful videos and blogs!
Free 15+ Free Activity Sheets for Kids
Whether your little learner is interested in Science, Creative Arts or Reading, you'll find more than 15 free printable activity sheets that will keep your little learner engaged - and give you a few minutes of me time!
zoomAroom - Videos for Kids
zoomAroom, a series of family-oriented videos designed to support the mental health of children, parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, features new episodes each month full of music, games, puppetry, dance and more!
Tip & Activity Ideas for Families
Being a parent is hard. We're here to make that easier. Enjoy helpful parenting inspiration, must-have kiddo hacks, how-to activities you can enjoy together, and more!
Port Discovery Children’s Museum student visits and programs are supported in part by the Maryland State Department of Education. Programs and exhibits at Port Discovery are made possible in part by the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government. Programs and offerings have also been supported by the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund.