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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

October’s Way to Play Day is focusing on Gross Motor Skills! We will have guided play scenarios in the Farm that challenge little ones to get moving, and offer parents resources about their child’s development. Our screenings this month include ASQ Developmental Screenings and Vision Screenings with our partners, Irvine Unified School District and California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.

Hourly Guided Play Scenarios in the Café Exhibit from 10:30am-2:30pm

Complete our online ASQ anytime HERE:

Time: 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.; Way to Play Days occur on the 2nd Friday of every month

Specifically, for: Infants (birth -12 months), Young Toddlers (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-4 years), Preschoolers (4-5 years); Grown-ups

Good To Go From Head To Toe, Pretend City’s child development initiative, together with our play partners, are here to assist you with:

  • Parenting resources: Connecting families to developmental, behavioral, learning, parenting, educational and support services
  • ASQ Developmental Check-ups from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: Assess speech, motor, cognitive and social areas (first come, first served; limited spaces available)
  • Vision Screenings from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: Provided by Kimberly Anderson, Pediatric Vision Screener with the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.

Play Partner: Help Me Grow Orange County, Irvine Unified School District, California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc., Pretendgineers and Brain Builders; our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and development educators.

Grown-up Tip:  Use a shoelace to lace macaroni or cereal. Lacing develops fine motor skills and eye/hand coordination. This is a gross motor skill that is essential for toddlers. It helps them develop small muscle control in their hands in tandem with their shoulder and arm.

RSVP: Not required

Fee: Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission

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October 13
10:00 am - 3:00 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.