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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! 

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August Programs & Activities for Kids & Families at Port Discovery 

August Programs and Events

Looking for some family-friendly fun activities to do in August? We have plenty of great programs and events at Port Discovery! Check out our list. 

August Programs & Events

10 Kids' Museums in and Around Maryland

10 Kids' Museums in and around Maryland

We’ve compiled a list of 10 kids’ museums in and around Maryland, starting with yours truly! Children’s museums are valuable for children. Exhibits are designed specifically for age-appropriate immersive experiences that allow your child to experiment, make mistakes, learn and play! 

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30 Fun Things to Do in Baltimore with Kids

30 Fun Things to Do in Baltimore with Kids

Oh, Baltimore. A city many call home, and an amazing spot to spend the day together exploring as a family! Need help figuring out kid-friendly activities in Baltimore? Take a peek at our list of 30 Fun Things to Do in Baltimore with Kids...starting with yours truly!

30 Fun Things to Do in Baltimore with Kids

 

Mega List of Fun Family Adventures Around Maryland

Mega List of Fun Family Adventures Around Maryland

Skip the browsing and check out our massive list of fun family adventures, perfect for animal lovers, adventure seekers, budding scientists, creative minds, and history buffs! 

Mega List of Fun Family Adventures Around Maryland

Free 15+ Free Activity Sheets for Kids

Free Activity Sheet Downloads

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! 

CHECK OUT THE DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITY SHEET ARCHIVE

Play at Home: Parenting Tips & Resources 

Play At Home Parenting Tips & Resources

Find activity ideas, tips, and virtual programs designed to help you with this adventure called parenting!

At Home Play: Parenting Tips & Resources

How Play Helps

How Play Helps: Helping Children Celebrate Diversity & Nurture Inclusivity 

How Play Helps Helping Children Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

as long as bias, racism, discrimination, and exclusion exist, the truth is that our children’s health, happiness, and opportunities will be limited, affecting their goals, life choices, mental and physical health, and more.

What do we do? While there’s no one solution – one thing that we can all try is to raise children to celebrate and value diversity, and help children learn to respect, value, and include all people (Scholastic).  

How Play Helps: Helping Children Celebrate Diversity & Nurture Inclusivity

How Play Helps: Helping Kids Prepare for School

ow Play Helps Helping Prep Kids for School

her your little one will be attending school in person, following a hybrid approach, or fully virtual, you might find your kiddos feeling a mix of emotions – from anxious to excited – about what’s ahead. Check out our blog for tips for using play to help your family prepare for the upcoming school year!

How Play Helps: Helping Kids Prepare for a New School Year

How Play Helps: Why Art Is Important For Kids + Activity Ideas

Why Art Is Important for Kids + Activity Ideas

As parents and educators, we know that children not only crave – but need – opportunities for creative play, expression, and thinking. Check out our blog for some of the ways that Art Play helps children develop important skills - and some ideas for incorporating art and play into your child's routine! 

How Play Helps: Why Art Is Important + Activity Ideas

 

How Play Helps: How Play Supports Kids' Mental Health & Emotional Development 

How Play Helps: Kids' Mental Health & Emotional Development

Check out our blog to learn more about how play helps support kids' mental health, activities you can do together to support mental health, and more! 

How Play Helps: How Play Supports Kids' Mental Health & Emotional Development

How Play Helps: Calming Stress & Anxiety in Kids + 6 Activity Ideas

Calming Stress & Anxiety in Kids + 6 Activity Ideas

Helping children understand the feelings of stress and anxiety, manage them, and work through them - as well as finding ways to help children relieve stress - is important to helping them succeed in school and life! Check out our blog to learn more about kiddos & stress, as well as easy activity ideas to try right at home! 

How Play Helps: Calming Stress & Anxiety in Kids + 6 Activity Ideas

How Play Helps: Why Reading & Early Literacy Are So Important + Tips to Start

Why Reading & Early Literacy Are Important + Tips to Start

Exposing children to language during these early years can help boost their brain development, create a solid foundation for reading, comprehension and language development, help form important connections, support creativity – and much more!

How Play Helps: Why Reading & Early Literacy Are So Important + Tips to Start

Tips & Tricks

Why We Love Play & Easy Play Ideas for Kids

Why We Love Play

lay might seem like another to-do. But here’s the thing: It’s a to-do that comes with way more benefits (and fun) than work. And, it’s good for everyone – from babies and toddlers to school children and adults. And, it really doesn’t have to be hard work. Learn more via our blog!

Why We Love Play + Easy Activity Ideas for Kids 

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 Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Citizens of Baltimore County and by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government. 

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