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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Friday, October 12 @ 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, Vision Screenings and Speech and Hearing Screenings.

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

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

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). 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.
  • Speech & Hearing from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.: Representatives from Chapman University will be here to assess children’s speech and hearing.

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: The Good to Go from Head to Toe Team, UCI Eye Mobile, IUSD, and Chapman University, 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


Friday, October 12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Pretend City Children’s Museum


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.