Classroom Furniture

Whitney Brothers Launches Play Vehicle for Young Learners

Children’s furniture manufacturer Whitney Brothers recently announced the release of a new play vehicle for young children. The Imagination Truck can be reconfigured as a food truck, an ice cream van, a mail delivery truck, and more to provide options for imaginative role play, according to a news release.

“We understand that imaginative play is foundational to early learning,” said Whitney Brothers President Mike Jablonski. “Our Imagination Truck is a unique interpretation of a product that supports imaginative play in an innovative way and best illustrates the way our brand incorporates distinctive design, utility, and value.”

The truck’s exterior features headlights and taillights, bumpers and wheels, a front grill, and other detailing. Three dry-erase boards mounted above the windshield can help further customize the vehicle for playtime. The interior features an open design with space for a seated driver, passenger, a work area with a sink or refrigerator, and more.

“Role play situations often present challenges and dilemmas that require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, helping children learn to analyze situations, make decisions, adapt strategies and enhance their analytical skills and resourcefulness,” the news release reports. “Role play can also incorporate elements of literacy and numeracy such as reading signs, writing lists, counting money, or measuring ingredients.”

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