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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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Kathryn
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22nd Oct

I really enjoyed the keepsakes session…

I really enjoyed the Creation Station Keepsakes Session yesterday. Lovely warm atmosphere whilst also keeping to social distancing. The keepsakes we made were beautiful and something to keep forever.

Elise
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22nd Oct

Organised and well planned

Organised and well planned

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21st Oct

Professional and friendly service

Professional and friendly service, observing and following covid measures

Jessica
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21st Oct

Lovely class ??‍???‍???

Such a lovely Time today. Nothing too much to ask from Alexis and certainly felt very safe and comfortable in current circumstances! I only wish I could have come when my twins were smaller and could move less! Would love to come back for another session- thank you!

Amelia
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21st Oct

We had a lovely session

We had a lovely session, and made some beautiful keepsakes. Alexis made us feel welcome and she was helpful when needed but also let us get on with things ourselves.

Anne
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21st Oct

Get crafty in a relaxed

Get crafty in a relaxed, stress-free and supportive atmosphere with a lovely, friendly group of people. There is of course, the added bonus that you get to take your creation home!!

Francis
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20th Oct

Creative fun had by all!

My youngest daughter loves her weekly session at The Creation Station! Splashsuits are provided to keep the little ones clean and the class is held in a COVID safe environment. Great, creative fun for children and parents to have together, we just wish the time didn't go so quickly!

Claire
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20th Oct

Fab a good night out

Fab I really enjoyed it we look forward to the next one

Charlotte
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20th Oct

Can’t wait to go again!

I went along to a baby creation station session. I’m not the most creative person but thought it would be fun for my baby. Had the best time and made some brilliant little keepsakes and the host Alexis was great and gave me so ideas, the cake and coffee was a bonus too! Booked in for the Xmas keepsakes session and can’t wait!! Thanks so much for a lovely morning

Kirsty
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20th Oct

Holiday Club

My two girls came to the Creation Station holiday club and absolutely LOVED it, wore their creations the whole evening and talked about their day none stop. Claire is incredible with the kids and we will not hesitate to book our girls on to more of her Holiday sessions! Thank you!