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Stopping the ‘Summer Slide’ Experts discuss the reality of summer learning loss and share tips for how to prevent it

At the end of every school year, many parents start to worry about the “summer slide”— the loss of knowledge and skills attributed to summer break. But experts disagree on just how concerned parents need to be. In 2017, researchers from the Brookings Institution examined several studies related to summer …

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Explore the World of Animation at Port Discovery's New Exhibit

Explore the World of Animation at Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s New Exhibit

Little future animators will have the chance to learn all about animation when Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s “Animationland” opens this weekend. The new exhibit, sponsored by M&T Bank, launched this past weekend and features interactive activities to help children make their own animated story. Activities include storyboarding, where kids can …

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Maryland 529 Team Up to Jumpstart a Child’s Future

Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Maryland 529 Team Up to Jumpstart a Child’s Future

Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Maryland 529 are helping children envision their future creatively and financially. The museum and college savings nonprofit recently launched its “Start Your Journey Sweepstakes” that will reward one winner $529 toward a new or existing Maryland College Investment Plan Account from Maryland 529, as well …

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Improving Reading, Writing and Math Skills for Children with Learning Differences

Students with learning differences can overcome a range of difficulties. These challenges include attempting to learn academic subjects, follow instructions, carry out multipart or multistep visual or verbal directions, or comprehend, express or retain information. In my article “Improving Reading Skills” in the March 2021 issue of Baltimore’s Child, I recommended …

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Dramatic Rewards Participation in Theater Arts Can Benefit Children with Learning Differences

In a world where too many school systems undervalue the arts, beacons of hope and success show us how the arts can be presented. These schools realize the transformational power of bringing creativity into the curriculum, especially for children with learning differences, atypical development or disabilities. Theater, in particular, presents …

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