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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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Ophania
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21st Jul

My son loves it

We've been to creation station for almost a year now, my son still loves it. He gets to be creative and I don't have to clean up the mess, which is a bonus. Emma is great with all the children. Highly recommend this activity from a young age, learn about textures, colours, shapes etc.

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We have been utterly delighted with the…

We have been utterly delighted with the huge contribution that this has made to our after school provision. Expertly planned and fabulously run, I’d recommend them to anyone.

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21st Jul

Nicki (creation station Bath) was…

Nicki (creation station Bath) was brilliant. Highly recommend the slime making activity.... kept 10 8 year old girls very entertained and happy!

Illy
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20th Jul

Absolutely loved it!

Absolutely loved it!

Kim
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20th Jul

Flamingo story and craft

The session started on time and felt like there was a structure to it. My only thing was that the room felt like small for the age range of the children. The group leader explained she’d be doing baby only sessions in the future but currently 6 months to 5 years. This puts me off booking future sessions, for now.

Alessandra
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20th Jul

what fun!

First time doing a creative class with my 8 month old and he looooooved it! Looking forward to doing more classes!

Martine
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19th Jul

The creation station Baldock

A really special class. Tarryn is a kind and caring lady who is passionate about creating exciting, sensory and educational art classes. The best Toddler class I have been to. Tarryn makes time for every mum and child. We always have a lovely time and the outcomes are always fantastically planned.

Emma
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19th Jul

My son really enjoyed attending…

My son really enjoyed attending Creation station as an after school club and made some lovely things. A great way to be messy and creative without the mess at home!

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19th Jul

Absolutely amazing experience

Absolutely amazing experience, would highly recommend it to anyone! I am looking forward to next meet-up!

Abi
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19th Jul

Sarah is lovely!

Sarah is lovely! My daughter enjoyed each session, and lovely crafts to take home after! Such a lovely bunch of parents to and a great way to get children to interact. Will definitely book the other sessions.