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Way To Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Friday, December 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us as we highlight how to make playtime in the museum more educational! We will also be offering FREE developmental and dental screenings from our friends at Healthy Smiles and the Good To Go team!

Developmental Goal:   Symbolic and Sociodramatic Play

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

The Good to Go from Head to Toe team, Pretendgineers & BrainBuilders (our experienced stage staff of early-childhood and development educators), together with our play partners, are here to assist you with:

  • Guided Play Scenarios: Embrace imagination and practice reading skills throughout the museum.
  • ASQ Developmental Check-Ups* from 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.: Assess speech, motor, cognitive and social areas. This month’s ASQ Screenings performed by Pretend City’s Good To Go Coordinator and Irvine Unified School District (IUSD).
  • Speech Screenings* from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.: A clinician from Speech Pathology Associates will be here to assess children’s speech and hearing.
  • Free Dental Screenings from 10:00am to 12:00p.m.: Healthy Smiles of OC will be here to complete dental screenings for children and educating parents on instilling healthy dental hygiene habits throughout their families.
  • Parenting resources: Connecting families to developmental, behavioral, learning, parenting, educational and support services.

Grown-up Tip:   Holiday songs are filled with repetitive and rhyming words. Sing them often to help your child learn about sounds that are the same and to help develop early skills for reading and writing. Look for the developmental milestones your child is reaching with the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)! Pick one up at Pretend City or go to our website at They’re FREE, fast and easy and you will receive a FREE ticket to return to Pretend City for completing and submitting a screening!

*Online ASQs are Available for Orange County residents only

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


Friday, December 14
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.