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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pretend City: Earth Day Celebration

You know we love Pretend City at our house.
In fact, my kids ask at least 2-3 times a week for me to take them there.
In a world where dramatic play isn't valued as vehicle for learning,
it is a MECCA for families and this former educator
that know dramatic play is essential to early child learning.

And boy does Pretend City know how to throw a party!!!!
This Sunday is Pretend City's Earth Day celebration
and just check out what will be going on.


3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration- Sunday, April 22nd

Science Spark (9:30 am & 1:30 pm): Spark your child’s interest in science and the environment! Mad Science, the world's leading provider of science enrichment for children, will present two classes to ensure that children of all ages have a chance to experience their environmental education classes.
    • Bugs! (9:30-10:30am) - This class is recommended for children ages preschool and up to help them learn about natural habitats and the bugs that live within these special environments. Children will study an assortment of bugs, their defenses and their role in our ecosystems. As an added bonus, children can take home ladybugs to add to their very own garden.
    • Earth Awareness (1:30 – 2:30pm) - Children five years of age and up will enjoy learning about the different factors affecting our Earth today. As their cognitive skills develop, they are better able to understand community functions and begin building an interest in the environmental aspects of the community. This class will build upon this interest as they discover how water can go from dirty to clean through a mock lake.
Nature Works (10:30 am & 12:00 pm):
  • Busy Bee “Bees”-ness (10:30am): Guerrilla Beekeepers will give us an inside look at honeybees and their importance to our health and our Earth! We will learn all about how honeybees tend to the hive, feed babies, make honeycomb and pollinate 80% of our produce. You’ll even get to see real bees!
  • A Bug’s Life (2:30pm): Dr. Sue, "The Bug Lady," gives her live bug presentation about insects and arthropods! Her insect program helps dispel myths and misconceptions about bugs and brings some love to our crawly creatures that share our planet with us!
Music and Movement (11:00am):
  • Come one, come all to a sing-a-long with the Kazoom Band! They will get your child movin’ and groovin’ to their earthly tunes.
  • Good to Go Game: Beach Clean Up! Your children will enjoy this hands-on cause and effect scenario. They will learn the importance not only of putting trash in the garbage can, but also how important it is to recycle and reduce the amount of trash we create.


In addition to all the activities above,
The Andrews Family will be moving into the Pretend City Home Exhibit on Earth Day!
From the City of Orange, The Andrews Family live by example, which we hope will inspire Orange County Families. The Andrews make greener lifestyle choices each day such as using homemade non-toxic cleaners for their home, using green personal care products, buying local and living off their own land, utilizing an at home recycling system, and making their purchases at garage sales and thrift stores to promote the importance of reusing products. The best part of their story is that they are bee keepers who work to rescue bees and preserve their habitats and honey.

Just print off the flyer above for 2 for 1 admission to this awesome event!



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