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Baby Steps Through Pretend City!

Monday, January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Is your little one a choosy eater? Join us for this January’s Baby Steps event as we play with your little one’s favorite (or maybe not-so-favorite) foods! The museum is open specifically for our littlest pretenders, without the hustle and bustle of bigger kids running around. You and your little one will have special infant and toddler only time play and explore every exhibit throughout Pretend City!  Discover new and fun ways to explore different foods on Sunday, January 13th from 2-3:30pm! 

Time: 2-3:30pm

Purpose Behind the Play: Physical development through fine motor practice, sensory exploration, concept development, and color recognition.  

  • Art Studio Sessions (2-3:30pm): Food Prints! > Toddlers and babies will have fun “Playing With Food” in the Art Studio today! This activity a different way to explore fruits and veggies, while the stamping encourages grasping and fine motor skills! This fun sensory experience will delight your child’s senses as they learn about the concepts of patterns and colors while stamping with their favorite (or maybe not-so-favorite) fruits and veggies!
  • Sensational Storytime (2:45pm)**: Join us as we read “Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli” and discuss our choosy Follow the monsters as they chow down on everything but veggies! See how they’re tricked into getting the nutrients that all monsters (and kids!) need. Tips and tricks will be shared and we will discuss with other parents how they tackle selective eaters.

Pick up a free Ages & Stages Questionnaire!* to ensure your little one is developing on track! They’re FREE, fast and easy! *Available for Orange County residents only.

Play Partners: Help Me Grow Orange County; Good to Go From Head to Toe Team, our experienced stage staff and educators who are trained in early childhood development.

Grown-up Tip: Infants have an innate sense of exploration. Offering your infant a variety of textures will spike their senses. Using baby food to paint will allow your infant to explore and taste their artwork. Creating art while learning is a great way to explore new textures and stimulate the senses!  

RSVP: Register HERE; max 150  Fee: $10 per adult, infants and Pretend City Members are FREE! Specifically, for: Infants (0-18 months), & their grownups! For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please. Pretend City will be closed to the general public for this event.


Monday, January 13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.