Since 1989, Essential Learning Institute has worked to solve children's learning difficulties and disabilities. By relying on computer-based and technological tools rather than costly tutorial solutions, the institute provides an affordable, at-home program used by thousands of families worldwide. The institute's programs include online monitoring as well as at-home therapy sessions that parents can administer themselves.
We are the #1 place in the Lehigh Valley to have a children's birthday party. Our staff is warn and friendly and customer service is our middle name. Our number one priority is the safety of all the children at the party followed by making sure they all have a great time.
Two former Air Force officers with a passion for teaching children put their minds together to create Bricks 4 Kidz. The lab integrates scientific play with LEGO projects that vary by week. Depending on the week's theme, kids might build and program a satellite, model the Empire State Building, or create an alligator whose mouth snaps shut any time mom tries to feed it peas. Each project combines the fundamental principles of science, architecture, technology, and engineering, thereby supplementing what children learn during the school day. When children complete their project, they transition to free play, tapping into their imaginations or imaginary friends to built whatever they want.
One gym can hardly contain Master Solomon Brenner's martial-arts expertise, which is why his school—Action Karate—has expanded to 13 different locations. Brenner believes that the martial arts are a lifelong pursuit, so he takes on students aged 3–93.
His classes for kids blend fitness with self-discipline, whereas his classes for adults focus on toning exercises and self-defense. Not all of his classes involve combat; some dedicate entire hours to pure strength training or cool-pose striking. He and his staff also host birthday parties for kids, which include fun martial-arts instruction, games, and a ceremonial slicing of birthday cake with a samurai sword.
Renowned for rambling country classics such as "18 Wheels and A Dozen Red Roses" and "Where've You Been," Grammy Award–winning Kathy Mattea brings the soot-streaked tunes of her 2008 album Coal to the spacious 34,000-square-foot hall of Schaeffer Auditorium. Coal is a meticulously picked collection of songs that pays tribute to Mattea's richly detailed coal-mining heritage in Appalachian West Virginia. Enjoy this cavernous gamut of musical emotion in one of Schaeffer's 850 seats, gazing out the looming, arched windows at bountiful foliage, or simply directing complete attention to the powerful songs being performed on-stage. Melodious motorists can take advantage of the auditorium’s free parking and speedy shuttle service.
Dreams take flight in the most literal of ways at New Horizons Aviation, where professional pilots strap into one of seven winged vessels and dart across the skies with budding aviators in tow. Based inside the cozy hangars of Reading Regional Airport, the flight school relies on a comprehensive instructional program known as Flight Training 101, which unites rigorous training with a flexible approach. The program’s innovative progress tracking system measures students’ skills as they advance through basic tasks such as taxiing the plane along the runway, taking off, and skydiving for the pilot’s license that instructors throw overboard once airborne. In addition to flight instruction, New Horizons Aviation offers aircraft rental, aerial photography, and a pilot shop stocked with essential parts and accessories.
• For $35, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (a $70 value). • For $45, you get a seven-hour massage class (a $99 value). Classes are offered two Sundays a month: July 17 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 18 and 25, and October 2 and 16; additional classes may be added as needed. The Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks imparts budding stress-soothers with the requisite repertoire of strokes to melt away muscular aches and pains. Already-achy backs can submit to the therapeutic effects of a one-hour Swedish massage at the hands of an Academy of Massage graduate student. The massage is fully customizable to each client's needs, targeting shoulder pangs, lower backaches, and other specific ailments such as ingrown porcupines.