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Way to Play Day

January 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, January 14 | 10 AM – 3 PM | 2nd Friday of the Month

Our Way to Play Day this month is focusing on fine motor skills.  Join us as our guides highlight how to make playtime in the museum more educational!

Purpose Behind the Play: Imagination, concept development, demonstrate curiosity, language development, recognize and/or name colors, rhythming, and sequencing.

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) 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 (10 AM – 12 NOON): UCI Dental Students will be here to conduct free dental screenings for all children and supply valuable information about proper dental hygiene.
  • Dental Screenings (10 AM – 12 NOON): Speech-Language Pathologist, Syndi Shefer, will be providing speech assessments.

Grown-up Tip: There is great value in taking the time to understand what your child is thinking and doing. A simple way to do that is through open-ended questions (instead of yes/no questions). Through questions –  such as “what are you planning?” “could you tell me about your drawing?” “what will you do next here?” – you provide an opportunity to learn what’s going on in your child’s mind, while encouraging your child’s communication abilities. , 

RSVP: Not required  

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



January 14, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Pretend City Children’s Museum
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Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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