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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning

@ Pretend City

Child's development


How serious are you about play? Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Join us for a fun Way To Play Day, which is specially designed to assist parents in finding answers to questions about their child’s development through play.

How serious are you about play? Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Join us for a fun Way To Play Day, which is specially designed to assist parents in finding answers to questions about their child’s development through play.


Free ASQ Developmental Check-ups from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.:

Specifically for: Children 0 – 5 ½ years old. (first come, first served; limited spaces available)

On Way to Play Days, Pretend City also hosts ASQ Developmental Screenings. The screenings will assess your child’s speech, motor, cognitive and social areas utilizing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Early diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

Use our Way To Play Adventure Guide for activity ideas that will enhance your play at Pretend City. Try these fun activities during your visit to help keep your family on the healthy lifestyle track:


Go shopping in our Grocery Store for healthy foods! Name each food that your child puts into the basket. Use the traffic light eating prompts to discuss “all the time,” “sometime,” and “rare time” foods. This will work on your child’s thinking and problem solving skills.

Complete each Way To Play activity sheet during your visit for your chance to take home a prize!


Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission.

  • Second Friday of every month
  • New Years Day
  • Easter
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas

$0.00 - $12.50

  • Ages < 1: Free
  • Ages 1 and over: $12.50

Prices include admission to the museum.

2-for-1 admission on Way to Play Days. Get your coupon at http://pretendcity.org/visit/monthly-programs/way-to-play-days/

Free, provided on location.

Suitable for: 1 - 10

Phone: (949) 428-3900

Web: Click to Visit

Activity Name Next Occurrence Suitable Ages
03/13/2017 0 - 2

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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