"Pretend City is dedicated to being an active participant in the Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), to raise awareness and advocacy surrounding the importance of early childhood programs and services.
During the Week of the Young Child, Pretend City demonstrates their unwavering commitment to early education by facilitating and hosting a range of events and activities to promote our overall mission. Music Monday: Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn. Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills. We encourage you to sing and dance along to the popular hit, Thingamajig, by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Visit the NAEYC website https://www.naeyc.org/woyc to listen to the song in advance and record your own unique version of the song and you can share it on their Facebook page.
Taco Tuesday: This fun, food themed day is more than just cheese and salsa. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home by cooking together. On taco Tuesday create your own taco using recycled materials in our Real Café.
Work Together Wednesday: When Children build together they explore math, science and engineering concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Join us in the TE as we work together as a team to build an AWE-MAZING structure. What we make and how BIG we make it will be up to you and your child! Bring your cameras and your building expertise as we build an AWE-MAZING structure together.
Artsy Thursday: Children develop social skills, creativity, and fine muscles with open-ended art projects vs. crafts. Allowing them to use their BIG imaginations, create with their hands, and just get plain messy is vital for their healthy growth and development. Join us as we open up our April Paint Yard.
Family Friday: Engaging and supporting families is what we are all about here at Pretend City!
Join us for some Family Fitness Fun Activities in the Orange Plaza. Exercising with your child is the best way to stay fit and model healthy fitness behaviors for your children."