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10 Benefits Of Creative Activities For Children | The Creation Station

Creative activities help to spark your child’s natural curiosity and create their own journey of exploration, discovery and developments. What’s more, it’s great fun!  

The award-winning Creation Station have inspired over a million kids and adults since 2002 through fun, educational art and craft classes, parties and events. The activities have been rated 5-Star and are available across the UK.

Top 10 benefits of creative activities

Based on research and practical experience, here are the top 10 benefits on engaging in creative activities

1. Hand & Eye Co-ordination: Learning to develop fine motor skills takes practice. Whether it’s learning to hold a pencil, mark making or scissor skills, creative activities help to develop your child’s proprioceptive input, dexterity and tactility. This also helps your child to compare different materials.

2. Inspire Imagination: “Imagination is more important than knowledge” (Albert Einstein). When you nurture your child’s imagination you help to nurture their creativity and they grow as an individual.  This helps with all areas of learning, enhances their wellbeing and self-development.

3. Physical Development: In a world where children are exposed to screens at an increasingly early age, helping your child develop their hand and finger strength is vitally important. When your child creates models, manipulates clay or uses their fingers to make marks, this helps to develop their hand and finger strength. Creative activity also supports the development of your child’s movement, balance and spatial awareness.

4. Sensory Development: Your child makes sense of their world by taking in information from their many senses. Being involved in creative activities helps your child to develop their observation skills, ability to listen to instructions, explore different textures, recognize different smells and gain an understanding of their world.Sensory play can help your child's development

5. Logic: Overcoming challenges is part of life’s journey. Creative activities help your child to think, make connections and work things out for themselves. To FAIL is the ‘First Attempt in Learning’ and creative activities provide a wonderful way for your child to think and to try out different solutions to achieve what they want. Activities help your child to sort, organise and analyse information, problem solve, and make connections.

6. Communication skills: Creative activities help your child to develop their listening skills, express their feelings, describe their activities and actions, developing their language and their attention to detail.

7. Concentration: Being creative builds your child’s confidence to try new experiences and activities, builds their persistence and patience and helps them to develop their own ideas. One of your child’s pieces of artwork may look like random scribbles or paint strokes to you, but your child will see something quite different. Being creative builds your child’s confidence

8. Confidence: Developing your child’s own ideas and turning them into something they can hold in their hand, promotes deep pride, satisfaction and self-worth. This enables your child to gain confidence in their abilities to develop their thinking as they know their ideas are recognised and valued. Exploring different materials, colours and textures supports your child’s confidence around eating healthy foods. This increased confidence can also help with separation and making choices.

9. Social Skills: Ability to share with others, bond with each other, and make friends. Along with understanding how objects can exist even when out of sight.Creative activities help your child to develop social skills

10. Understanding Their World: Creative craft activities help your child’s understanding of the concept of large and small, above and below, hard and soft, wet and dry etc. Activities help them understand that they can effect their environment and creates awareness of being safe.

The Creation Station provides award-winning creative baby keepsake events, preschool classes, parties, school clubs and workshops and events across the UK.

To find out more visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

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Susan
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It really is something to look forward…

It really is something to look forward to our Friday morning creation station with Gayle She does some amazing crafts with the children and they all seem to really enjoy it I would definitely recommend it

Katie
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20th May

We look forward to these classes like…

We look forward to these classes like no others. Every week is fun filled and such a wonderful experience. My baby has the time of her life and I thoroughly enjoy them too.

Krista
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20th May

Fantastic opportunity for your little…

Fantastic opportunity for your little one. Amazing staff, easy booking. Lovely creations and safe for babies

Jenny
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20th May

Mum-guilt buster

Eleanor really looks forward to Create Club after school on a Thursday and it goes some way to alleviate my guilt about not being a crafty mummy ?

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20th May

Slime King!

We booked a Slime Party for our 10 yr old and friends. This party went beyond our expectations; it was superb from start to finish. The host, Mark, could not do enough for us. He was very popular with the kids, extremely knowledgeable in everything slime, made sure everyone had a great time and made the birthday person feel extra special. The little extras, such as party bags, slime and foam clay creation to take home were lovely. And a really special memento for the birthday child to take home to remind them that they had, in Mark's words, "the slime of their lives"! I have recommended The Creation Station to all my friends. Thank you Mark, you were brilliant.

Liza
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20th May

Such a great club

Such a great club, my son adores it and my daughter can’t wait to join too next year. The creations are thoughtful and often inspiring within great topics. Thanks Mel x

Sayjda
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20th May

A great interactive session for the…

A great interactive session for the kids. Facilitator showed great enthusiasm and made every child feel welcomed. Very affordable too. One recommendation I would have is to maybe explain the science behind how the ingredients bond to make slime as some children were old enough to understand and may have been curious.

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20th May

I hired Creation Station for my daughter’s 6th birthday

I hired Creation Station for my daughter’s 6th birthday party where they made slime and animal masks, they were absolutely brilliant and the children loved it. I had so many enquires from parents for their contact details, would highly recommend. Thank you! See you next year!

Claudia
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19th May

Fun evening creating a button canvus…

Fun evening creating a button canvus and a coaster. Antonia and zaynep are so frendly and knowledgeable and make you feel welcome. Everyone friendly and the location was great. I will be back

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19th May

Very well organised

Very well organised, party ran very smoothly and the children loved it!