Eureka! Blog

Want to hear about what goes on behind the scenes at Eureka! as well as thought pieces and top tips from our team of Experts? Well look no further!

We’d love to hear your thoughts, whether we’re talking about hot topics such as childhood obesity or education, or simply sharing our day-to-day experiences and giving you a behind-the-scenes peek into life at Eureka!, so do comment on our blogs or get in touch if there’s something you’d like to share.

Guest Bloggers

We regularly feature blogs by guest writers who are experts in their field. If you’d like to contribute please email Sophie Ballinger or give her a call on 01422 330069.

 

Schemas - What all parents need to know about children’s behaviour patterns

Schemas - What all parents need to know about children’s behaviour patterns

Never heard of Schemas? You’re not alone… When I compare parenting notes with friends, it soon becomes apparent that many parents still don’t know about them, though identifying Schemas has been a key child development tool for early years practitioners for many years. So what are they? Simply put, Schemas are repeated patterns of behaviours demonstrated by children. They’re seen in children as they develop, explore their world and find out […]

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The magic of storytelling - some ideas to get you started!

The magic of storytelling - some ideas to get you started!

Once upon a time, nestled in the hills of West Yorkshire, stood a children’s museum by the name of Eureka!  It was no ordinary museum, for magic dwelled among the exhibits - characters crawled out of their books and stories, and found themselves roaming the galleries looking for children to play with. Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood chatted with Mums, whilst Captain Hook found kindred spirits in the Big Bad Wolf and the Queen […]

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Getting more girls into science and tech – the Eureka! way...

Getting more girls into science and tech – the Eureka! way...

Did you know that it’s British Science Week from 13 to 22 March – an annual celebration of the amazing world of technology, science and engineering? You’ve probably heard about events and activities happening in Calderdale and right across the country, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. But why do we have a week dedicated just to learning about science? According to a recent BBC report, […]

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Access All Areas: Opening up playful opportunities to all

Eureka! has always prided itself as being an accessible destination for families, and our unique playful take on learning provides us with ample opportunities to provide enjoyable experiences for everyone. We thrive on being a culturally inclusive attraction and always want to ensure that our visitors have the best day out. But for some families, this can prove challenging. What’s on offer for disabled children and their families? So just […]

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Don’t all families deserve a great day out?

Don’t all families deserve a great day out?

Why it’s important to be inclusive! With another school holiday about to end, how did you keep your kids entertained? Chances are that many of you had at least one family day out, and here in Yorkshire we’re blessed with lots of choices – days out and activities galore. Whilst most trips are great fun, I’m sure many (if not all!) parents can recount at least one angst-ridden tale of a […]

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Have a playful 2015!

Have a playful 2015!

Is it really just over four weeks since Christmas? With boxes and paper thrown away, and new toys already losing their novelty, what are your priorities for the remainder of the year? It’s not too late to make a new year’s resolution to be more playful in 2015. We surveyed 1,367 parents and carers last year, who said that whilst they know that play is an essential part of child […]

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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa...

My Facebook page is often inundated with pearls of wisdom from well-meaning friends sharing witty soundbites from self-help gurus or philosophical one liners from movies. Usually they just get ignored. This week however, amongst all the Christmas related cartoons, adverts and e-cards one of my friends shared this: “It is not what is under the Christmas tree… it is who is around it that counts”, accompanied by the obligatory cute […]

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Volunteer-ability: everyone has the right to work!

Volunteer-ability: everyone has the right to work!

Eureka! is the UK’s only national Children’s Museum and our hands-on approach to learning through play has made us a popular destination for families with children aged 0-11, as well as for young adults with learning and physical disabilities. We have lots of support groups and familiar faces that visit regularly and they really have become part of the Eureka! family. Volunteer-ability: everyone has the right to work! Eureka! is a vibrant […]

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