Imagi Nation – A Little World for Big Thinkers
“A firefighter!” That’s a popular response of children when you ask them what they want to be when they grow up. It’s certainly true when you ask the little visitors at Imagi Nation, a fairly new children’s attraction located in the Dorneyville Shopping Center.
Although visitors were able to don a uniform and hat while taking imaginative adventures throughout the pretend city, something was missing – until now. For the last year, the owners have been working diligently to enhance their fire station exhibit and are thrilled to be able to bring a bit of Lehigh Valley history to their children’s museum.
On Monday, October 9th, a beautiful 1982 Mack fire truck cab will be unveiled as the latest addition to the “little world for big thinkers”.
As one of the last fire trucks to be manufactured in the Lehigh Valley, this engine was made specifically for the Northampton Township Fire Department located in nearby Bucks County. It was then sold to the Bucks County Community College for use in their Public Safety Training course and retired to a collector in Castle Creek, New York where it was discovered and reconditioned for use at Imagi Nation.
“Research shows that role-play is an important part of building a child’s social, emotional, language and cognitive thinking skills, so we’re excited to add this important first responder’s vehicle to our city for children of all ages to enjoy”, owner Wendy Pitts says.
Along with the unveiling of the fire truck, Imagi Nation is also previewing a diner and construction house, all with coordinating educational activities for children ages 3-12. “We want a child’s experience to be exciting and engaging each time they return and these new exhibits will help us accomplish that goal.” The additions will join a bank, market, manufacturing center, health & dentalclinic, media center, police station and ice cream flavor lab already popular with the preschool and early elementary crowds.
Imagi Nation is the Lehigh Valley’s first educational entertainment experience for children with an emphasis on social skill development. Imagi Nation specializes in imaginative play, school field trips, birthday parties, private events, special family events and corporate team building sessions. Visit http://www.imaginationexp.com for more information. A Little World for Big Thinkers ©.
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