Play with a purpose

Play with a Purpose at Eureka! is a fun 5 week course for parents and carers with children aged under three Each session, led by a Eureka! Early Years Professional, will be an opportunity for parents and children to explore the Eureka! galleries in an imaginative guided session, using play and song to look at a different theme each week. We’ll also provide parents with information on how and why children play, including practical ideas and games to try out at home. There will be no more than 10 children in each session, so book early to confirm your place! Sessions last 90 minutes, from 10am […]

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General Comment 17 on Article 31 is here to save the day!

We all know that children have a right to play as recognised by Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). But today, 30th September 2013, the Committee on the Rights of the Child officially launched General Comment 17 on Article 31 of the UNCRC. The purpose of this General Comment is to clarify and emphasise the responsibilities of governments around the world in terms of upholding children’s rights to play, rest and leisure. In particular the general comment recognised the need to: “Create time and space for spontaneous play, recreation and creativity, and […]

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