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Way To Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Friday, December 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

! Join us for this fun-filled day as our Way to Play Day shows you how you can make your playtime in the museum more educational! Our partners from Healthy Smiles OC, Irvine School Readiness, and Speech Pathology Associates will be offering FREE dental screenings,  speech and language screenings, and ASQ developmental screenings to help track your child’s motor, cognitive, and social skills!   

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

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 Screenings* (10:00am to 12:00pm): Learn and track your child’s developmental growth through 5 main areas of development – Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Personal-Social, Problem Solving and Communication. While these screenings are important to catch any delays in your child’s development, the purpose of this screening too is to help you understand the different milestones your child has accomplished!
  • Free Dental Screenings* (10:00am to 12:00pm): 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.
  • Speech & Language Screenings* (10:00am to 12:00pm): Speech Pathology Associates will be conducting speech and language screenings. These screening are an excellent resource for checking to see if your child’s language skills are functioning at age level expectations.  

Play Partner: Irvine Unified School DistrictHealthy Smiles OCSpeech Pathology Associates 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: Holiday songs are filled with repetitive and rhyming words. Sing them often to help your child learn about sounds that are the same. This develops 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 

RSVP: Not required 

Fee: Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission. *Spaces are first come, first served; limited spaces available.


Friday, December 13
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum

*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.