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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Friday, May 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for this month’s Way to Play Day as we focus on language and communication skills! Play your way through the museum and let our stage staff show you how play can truly be educational. We will be offering FREE ASQ screenings today as well!  

Exhibit Focus: Grocery Store and/or Farm Developmental Goal: Communication 

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 

Join us for a fun Way To Play Day, which is specially designed to assist parents in finding answers to questions about their child’s development. With our Way To Play Adventure Guide, there are activities to enhance your play at Pretend City. Good To Go From Head To Toe, Pretend City’s child development initiative, together with our play partners, are here to assist you with: 

  • 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). This month’s ASQ Screening performed by IUSD. 
  • UCI Eye Mobile from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: The Eye Mobile for Children is dedicated to delivering effective, efficient, high quality vision care services to the children of Orange County with integrity and accountability, using both proven and innovative methods. 
  • Dental Screenings from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: The mission of Healthy Smiles is to improve the oral health of children in Orange County through collaborative programs directed at prevention, outreach and education, access to treatment, and advocacy. 

Play Partner: The Good to Go from Head to Toe Team, UCI Eye Mobile, Healthy Smiles, and IUSD 

Grown-up Tip: Respond to your baby’s gestures, sounds, and looks. When they reach for you ask if they want up and then pick them up. When they coo, coo right back at them. The more responsive you are to babies communication efforts the more they will be encouraged to develop these early communication skills.  

RSVP: Not required 

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


Friday, May 11
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.