Recently, my family and I were invited to Pretend City for an special “Educators Night” event. I must say it’s been some time since our last visit and my 8 year was delighted to go back.
The purpose of of the event was to introduce educators to the different field trips options Pretend City can provide.
Pretend City Children’s Museum is a mini city (community) made up of 17 exhibits that encourages interactive role playing. Each exhibit within the community; the police station, fire station, doctors office, market, restaurant, farm, beach, etc. encourages critical thinking, teamwork, science skills, math concepts, environmental awareness and importance belonging to a community.
Both my 8 year old and my 4 year old girls had a wonderful time. They both enjoyed the roleplaying aspect and I loved how it naturally encourages you as a parent to “play” with your children. Pretend City provides prompts in each exhibit that help you will empathise a social goal.
As far as Field Trips, I must say I never even thought of Pretend City as a field trip option before this event but in fact they have some great ones.
There are several tailored specifically for Daisy Girl Scouts but many of them would work for Brownies as well, as an example, the “Explore with Us” field trip could prove very useful while completing the Brownie Quest
Next year my little one will be a Daisy Girl Scout and I’ll be sure to include Pretend City in my planning for earning many of the petals. In the meantime, I will be sure to pass this information along to my service unit and other Daisy Leaders.
They also have some fun upcoming halloween events (posts are coming soon) in addition to their Read for the Record event on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
Also, if you visit during their Way to Play days (the second Friday of each month) with the coupon below, you can get 2 for 1 admission.
Although, the Educators Night event was a sponsored event I was not paid in any way, shape or form for this post. I am simply trying to pass along valuable information.