Discover: All About Me

Discover: All About Me

Two boys playing Doctor and PatientBring learning alive with a visit to All About Me!

As a museum which enables children to learn more about themselves and the world in which they live, we are committed to supporting their health and wellbeing. We want to support children to become healthier, more independent, to guide them on the right path to ultimately taking responsibility for themselves and to prepare them for their future roles in society.

All About Me has harnessed the very latest knowledge and techniques in playful learning to captivate, stimulate and challenge children in science, health and well-being. The gallery celebrates them as confident individuals who can live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Multi-sensory, hands-on exhibits encourage them to explore how their body works and imaginative spaces and activities invite them to enjoy and understand how unique they are.

Kathleen Armstrong, year 2 teacher at Holy Trinity, says “The All About Me gallery proved an awe-inspiring experience for all the children in my class.  The brilliantly thought out exhibits enabled the children to play, learn and relate these experiences to a real life context.”

Every space and experience has been carefully researched and designed by experts, working hand in hand with children themselves, with the aim of inspiring them to start questioning how the choices that they make can influence their own futures, including being active and eating healthily.

The gallery provides great links with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum – all wrapped up in fun and engaging experiences which will change and grow as children visit the gallery again and again!

Boy and giant appleNational Curriculum Links: Science, PSHE and EYFS

The journey will start by making friends with Zoom, the friendliest new robot in town, launching children into a world of why, how and WOW! as they embark on a range of investigative opportunities including:

  • In Measuring & Looking Closer children can measure their height, stride and reach; zoom in to see their skin close up; discover what they might look like when they’re older and find out more about the ‘stuff’ they’re made of.
  • In the role-play Health Centre they can take on the roles of a Dentist (teaching their patients how to brush their teeth), a Doctor (checking x-rays and scanning the body) and a Midwife (scanning the mum’s tum). Then report on the latest health news live from the TV Studio.
  • In Our Brain & Senses, children will find out more about their fascinating brain and make sense of the senses by using their own. They can explore a giant blinking eye (who’s it following?), climb on the huge tongue (how tasty are they?) and look up a very surprising nose (watch out for the sneeze and the snot tanks!).
  • In Let’s Get Active, children can discover how their body changes when they get active on the climbing wall and interactive pond; measure the impact of activity on their body; investigate nutritious diets at the picnic tables and create a tune from burps, sniffs, coughs and sneezes using sound beams.

Book All About Me as part of your Focus hour. A Eureka! member of staff will be on-hand to help you make the most out of your visit.

To find out more about the gallery, you can also visit the Teachers page of All About Me’s dedicated website!

All About Me website

Education

Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs." - James L. Hymes, Jr

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