Spooky Baby Steps through Pretend City
Sunday, October 10 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Join us for this October’s Baby Steps event as we explore some of nature’s creepy crawly critters! Exploring the different types of bugs in your backyard or on your evening walks can teach your little one about nature and help them develop positive attitudes towards themselves, natural life, and the earth! Asking questions such as “I wonder what’s under the rock?”, “What is that bird eating?”, and “Does that flower smell good?” encourages and nurtures early interest in the natural world!
Come in costume for our baby costume parade.
Purpose Behind the Play: Literacy and language development, fine motor skills and grasping, imagination and exploring, hand-eye coordination, curiosity demonstration, creativity, and self-confidence
Specifically, for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please.
- Art Studio Sessions (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ): Creepy Crawly Bug Prints! > Join us in the Art Studio as we explore the different prints and outlines of the different types of creepy crawly bugs – pretend bugs, of course! Seeing the different prints that the bugs make can teach your little one about patterns, size variation and even cause and effect!
- Interactive Bug Investigations! (8:45 AM): Grab a magnifier and help us identify and explore the different types of bugs! Your little one will learn about the different textures, colors, and even sounds that our creepy, crawly little friends make!
Play Partner: Pretend City’s Brain Builders and Pretendgineers and our Good to Go from Head to Toe Team
Grown-up Tip: Taking a walk not only refreshes you, but your little one too! Be sure to ask questions while exploring, even if your baby is unable to verbally respond. Listening to you helps a child learn new words. It also expands their understanding of the world – by talking about the world around you, they now have context!
Don’t forget to pick up a free Ages & Stages Questionnaire! to ensure your little one is developing on track! They’re FREE, fast and easy!
RSVP: Register HERE | First come, first served; limited spaces available.
Fee: When you register online: $10 per adult, infants and Pretend City Members are FREE! $12 at the door
**Activity times may vary and are subject to change