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Light It Up Blue Event in honor of World Autism Awareness Day

  • Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble Irvine, CA, 92618 United States (map)

Light It Up Blue Event in honor of World Autism Awareness Day

 at Pretend City

Light it up Blue event Pretend City

10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.    A Walk In My Shoes activities
3:30p.m.                              Sensational Story Time

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups

Pretend City colors the city blue today! For the 3rd year in a row, we will participate in Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to help shine light on Autism Awareness. Guests will walk into a blue-lit city all month long as we stand in support of families who experience the gifts and challenges of having a child on the spectrum. Specially designed activities will help support the cause and educate families:

  • Partner in Play: Footprints Behavior Interventions presents “A Walk In My Shoes”. These series of activities gives your child the opportunity to experience vision impairments, sensory issues, and more; supporting your child’s learning and understanding of what it is like to have a disability.
  • Sensational Story Time: My Friend Has Autism encourages children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and to also appreciate the positive contribution that a child with autism can make to the group. Children will engage in activities that allow them to share their own differences and commonalities.
  • Smart Art: Art It up Blue! All day in the art studio your child will participate in blue themed activities!

Play Partner: Footprints Behavior Interventions; Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators, grown-ups

Grown-up Tip: This month focus on social skills with your child and fostering connections between peers. Focus on strengths and commonalities rather than deficits and differences. Point out a trait or interest. “Oh look, he likes the slide too! Maybe you can show each other how fast you each slide?”

RSVP:    Not required

Fee:    Included with museum admission

Help support Pretend City Children’s Museum FREE Family Autism Events by donating $1.00 at the front desk!

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