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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Back to school! We’re making sure kids are ready for the school year with our Way to Play Day! This month, we’re focusing on communication and language! Our Way to Play Day Adventure Guide will help you enhance your play experience in Pretend City while focusing on developing your child’s communication and language skills! There will also be ASQ Developmental screenings as well as FREE Dental screenings with our friends at Healthy Smiles and Irvine Unified School District! Don’t miss out!

Exhibit Focus: Café Developmental Goal: Problem Solving
Hourly Guided Play Scenarios in the Café Exhibit from 10:30am-2:30pm

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

  • 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)
    Specifically for: Children ages 0 – 5 years
  • 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.
  • Speech & Language from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.:Speech Pathology Associates will be here to conduct speech and language screenings to provide early identification of children who would benefit from further diagnostic testing and possible treatment.

Be sure to stop by our community partner table featuring Behavior Frontiers. Behavior Frontiers offers solutions to help individuals with autism and other special needs reach their potential using their state-of-the-art applied behavior analysis (ABA) training and treatment programs.

Play Partner:  South OC Pediatric Dentistry & OrthodonticsSpeech Pathology AssociatesIrvine Unified School District, UCI Eye Mobile, our Good to Go from Head to Toe Team, Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators, and grown-ups!

Grown-up Tip: Ask your child to bring you specific items. Show your child unfamiliar items and teach the name of these items. This will strengthen your child’s vocabulary which will later help your little one with reading comprehension.

RSVP: Not required

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


Friday, September 14, 2018
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.