Pretend City Blog

  • What Parents Need to Know About Their Child’s Dental Care

    What Parents Need to Know About Their Child’s Dental Care Quick question! When should you begin brushing your child’s teeth? When do they start showing teeth? When do they begin losing teeth? Did you know that you start dental hygiene during infancy! Parents should use a baby brush to brush an infant’s gums to rid any leftover milk and bacteria.  Let’s learn more about dental care. Dental Hygiene: There is a lot to learn about dental hygiene – especially for your little ones. Did you know that children need to start flossing at 2? Learning about good oral hygiene is an important factor that seems to be overlooked. Luckily, Pretend City provides FREE monthly dental screenings proudly sponsored by Healthy Smiles of Orange County.   Pretend City Children’s Museum, an educational nonprofit, is joined monthly by Dentists who examine children up to 5 years old. Although tooth decay is one of the most chronic childhood diseases, it is 100 percent preventable. Through the help of various supporters, Healthy Smiles was brought to life and is now a resource that provides pediatric dental services to underserved families throughout Orange County.  Some of the facts they share with parents include:   Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease resulting in 51 […]

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  • Pretend City is the Perfect Place for Your Child’s Birthday Party!

    Where should I have my child’s birthday party? Planning a birthday party for your child can be pretty stressful. Luckily, Pretend City Children’s Museum creates a very streamlined process for the parent. Just take a look at our Party Themed Packages. Along with the package, parents receive a dedicated party host who helps you every step of the way. We want this day to be a special experience for your child – so let us take all the hassle out of party planning. If you are interested in booking a party, please email or click here. Find Your Perfect Birthday Party Theme Birthday Package Always Includes: Pretend City Members receive a 10% discount on all birthday party packages One (1) hour in private party room beginning at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm or 4 pm Unlimited time in the museum following time in the private party room Admission for up to 30 guests total (including both children and adults); additional guests are $10/guest Birthday party child(ren) will be complimentary Children ages 12 months and younger are complimentary Tables, chairs, sink with running water and refrigerator/freezer provided Whiteboard wall and dry-erase markers available for the children’s entertainment 1-2 Pretend City Party Hosts […]

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  • Easy Edible Craft Ideas for Christmas!

    Easy to Make Edible Crafts for Christmas Tired of making gingerbread houses every year? Need a fun family activity to do with the kids this winter break? During our weeklong countdown to Christmas, our guests had special “cooking” activities where they made works of art out of edible treats. These activities were a perfect detour from the usual crafts and are so easy to do at home. Scroll down for these easy, simple, and yummy crafts you can do at home! (Pin for later:                         Write a letter while baking sweets to Santa Claus.

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  • How does Pretend City take care of our Beach?

    We love the Beach! Did you know? Pretend City tills our beach sand every week in order to keep it soft and healthy. It is hard work, but you can see our Pretendgineer, Kevin, gets a good workout, too. We work hard on the small details so your kids can enjoy Pretend Play. Click HERE to learn how the beach can serve as learning and development areas for you. As the summer months arrive, you can remember these tips as guides to keep beach play an educational and fulfilling experience. If you are interested in visiting Pretend City, Click Here. Thinking about becoming a member? Click Here to learn more about membership opportunities.

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  • Children of Orange County Bring in 2019 with Confetti Countdown Extravaganza

    Media Contact Sommer Garcia 949-428-3900 x208   CHILDREN OF ORANGE COUNTY BRING IN 2019 WITH CONFETTI COUNTDOWN EXTRAVAGANZA   Irvine, California (December 4, 2018)—Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting their annual “It’s Midnight Somewhere” Noon Year’s Eve Bash on Dec. 31st! The New Year occurs at different times in cities all around the world. This celebration allows young children to ring in the New Year at the reasonable hours of 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. “Our annual New Year’s Eve celebration allows kids to embrace this holiday unlike any other place in the area,” said Sandra Bolton Griffin, Executive Director of Pretend City Children’s Museum. “It provides families with a lively and safe place to celebrate the New Year!” Pretend City Children’s Museum aims to make this “adult holiday” a family holiday.   Our event helps children learn how to tell time, grasp the concept of this widely celebrated holiday, and make memories celebrating with their families for years to come! Guests of all ages will decorate their own party hats and noisemakers, as well as take part in a one of a kind confetti dance party. A New Year’s countdown will take place just before […]

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    Friday, May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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