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Way to Play Day
October 8, 2021
Friday, October 8 | 10 AM – 3 PM | 2nd Friday of the Month
This month at our Way to Play Day, we’re focusing on fine motor skills! Join us as our guides highlight how to make playtime in the museum more educational! We will also be offering FREE developmental screenings, hearing screenings, and dental screenings brought to you by our Good To Go team!
Purpose Behind the Play: Whole body development, communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, social emotion expression.
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 (10 AM – 3 PM): Assess speech, motor, cognitive and social-emotional areas (first come, first served; limited spaces available). This month’s ASQ Screenings performed by Cal Baptist Nurse Practitioners and Pacific College Nurses.
Play Partner: Kyo Autism Therapy: ABA is a highly effective treatment that helps people with autism to develop language and daily living skills. ABA can also be used to decrease challenging behaviors, such as aggression or self-injurious behavior. The goal of ABA is to increase independence and quality of life for the child with autism and their family. At Kyo, ABA therapy is also naturalistic and fun! The Kyo team uses child-centric, play-based activities to help children meet their goals. By incorporating each child’s interests throughout treatment, therapy sessions are both highly effective and engaging.
Grown-up Tip: This month focus on the Farm as your purposeful play space. Play “follow the leader” and harvest one fruit or vegetable, name it, and have your child copy you. Now, have your child be the
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission