A couple of Sunday’s ago it was raining (again), so for something to do we decided to visit Eureka! the National Children’s Museum, which you can find more about by clicking here.
It’s a great interactive museum. My son’s favourite bit was the ‘Me and My Body’ section in which the child is very much part of experience. There were opportunities for him to get weighed and check his height, measure his stride, and stick his arm up a big nose. This caught my eye;
There were 3 more expressions; ‘Sad, Puzzled and Worried’. I very much like the idea of encouraging children to explore and express how they feel. The museum provided a ‘passport’ for each child to record their details and the above are stamps they could add to their ‘passport’ to reflect their feelings – my son chose ‘Excited’.
Life is sometimes cruel/sad/puzzling/worrying, but mostly it is wonderful/happy/exciting/amazing.
Cheesey? Maybe. Perhaps I am just a big lump of cheddar, but it works for me.