Baby Steps Through Pretend City

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    Let's Play
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    Baby and Brain Builder
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    Grocery Boy
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    Mom and Daughter
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  • Join us for an Event Dedicated Just for Babies

    Twice a month, Pretend City hosts a special event exclusively for parents and their infants, 18 months and younger. Baby Steps occurs on the second Monday and last Sunday of every month. 

    Baby Steps is a great way to introduce your child to new friends without the hustle and bustle of older children playing in the Museum. 

    This special event also allows parents to ask questions about various topics while socializing with other parents in the community. This is your opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate activities and exhibits.

    This monthly event allows you to take advantage of these exclusive, infant only times by engaging in age-appropriate facilitated activities which will teach you about your baby’s developmental milestones. You can also take a FREE Ages & Stages Questionnaire – a reliable way to screen your children for developmental delays in the first 5½ years of life. 

  • Fun Activities For You and Your Little One

    Beach: Lay your baby tummy down on a blanket or towel while sitting near their head. Use a toy or your voice to encourage your baby to lift their head and shoulders off of the blanket. At 6 months, they may try to reach for the toy while balancing on one arm. Try this to improve movement and strengthen muscles!

    Home: Help your baby find small toys that you have hidden in bowls or cups. Show them how to dump the containers to get the toy. This increases their thinking and problem solving abilities!

    Grocery Store: Let’s get talking! Help your toddler put away or restock groceries. Hand them specific items while naming and describing them. Your 18 month old may repeat the word.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I sign up?

    Please click the button above to reserve your space. If you have questions please contact Ashley Hart by phone 949.428.3900 ext. 209 or by email

    Who is it for?

    Baby Steps is specifically for Infants, 0-18 months of age. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings, please.

    Is there a fee?

    $10 per adult online. $12 per adult at the door.
    Infants and Pretend City Members are FREE!

    When is it?

    The Baby Steps program at Pretend City occurs the second Monday of every month, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm and the last Sunday of every month, 8:00 am – 9:30 am.

    Visit our Calendar of Events for all Baby Steps dates.

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