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Way to Play Day
Friday, May 13 | 9 AM – 3 PM | 2nd Friday of the Month
Interested in developmental milestones or do you have specific questions regarding your child’s growth? Stop by Community Room 2 to visit with one of our Education Managers to learn more. FREE developmental screenings, free resources, professional information, and hands-on materials will be available for you and your child!
Purpose Behind the Play: Fine motor skills, speech and communication, self-help skills, and cognitive development.
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 (9 AM – 3 PM): Our Good To Go Specialist will be providing developmental screenings that track your child’s growth in the following areas: gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, social-emotional, and communication.
- Speech & Language (9 AM – 12 NOON): Barbara Moore from Speech Pathology Associates will be providing assessments
Partner: Original Sprout: Baby cream, detangler, and body wash OH MY! Check out these clean body products that are safe for even the youngest clientele. Samples and giveaways included!
Grown-up Tip: Between 18 months – 3 years, children develop the ability to make choices and assert their independence. Adults often label a toddler’s response as a “tantrum,” but often they’re not obstinate, they’re simply overwhelmed by this new ability to choose – something their brain couldn’t do before. One helpful tactic is to minimize choices – 2 options of shoes, 2 toys to choose from, 2 places you could visit. You can even apply this to their play space in order to facilitate simpler play!
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission