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10 Reasons why attending Creation Station STEAM classes can benefit your child.

Creation Station STEAM themed workshops

It’s thought that over half of the jobs our children do in the future don’t even exist now! So how can we teach them what they need when we don’t know what they will be doing?

At Creation Station we believe that by equipping your child from an early age, with the right tools and knowledge, it will give them the foundation to think, connect, create and inspire.

Traditionally children have been ‘taught’ but we believe we need to help kids learn.

By sparking curiosity and inspiring imagination we can ignite your child’s incredible hunger to learn and discover more! By bringing the arts into all areas of learning your child can have fun learning about simple first concepts to help them develop a foundation of learning in areas of life. The fun positive creative experiences also develop children’s well-being, self-esteem and confidence.

Creativity is a force for good in all areas of learning and life. That’s why we have developed The Creation Station Little Explorers award-winning classes to incorporate Arts into 'S.T.E.M', which means that all areas of learning including Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths can be combined with Arts and become ‘S.T.E.A.M,’

Creation Station STEAM themed creative classes

STEAM is now widely recognised as an essential part of learning and as the leading creative activity leader, The Creation Station is now offering a selection of  STEAM themed sessions within our new Little Explorer programme, perfect for your 15 months – 5-year-old child.  

We know how important it is for your little one to learn through journeys of exploration and discovery. By involving your child in The Creation Station STEAM activities, you are giving your child the opportunity to support their early development in a wide range of subjects including science, technology, engineering and maths. At the same time, providing lots of award-winning creative hands-on fun!

Dr. Amanda Gummer, founder of Fundamentally Children stated “Creativity underpins a lot of STEM skills so it is great to see such forward thinking from The Creation Station with their Little Explorer programmes, combining STEM learning with creativity and arts to promote holistic development in young children. The clever use of creative activities with STEM based learning outcomes helps all children engage with science and see it as a fun way of exploring our fascinating world. Age appropriate topics that children can relate to are a great way to introduce these concepts”.  

Creation Station brings STEAM activities to develop children's leanings

Here are the top 10 benefits for your child to attend STEAM classes.

1. Prepare your child for upcoming technological innovations:

Our world is changing, and technology will be a huge part of your child’s life as they develop. As well as The Creation Station programmes being underpinned by the Early Learning Foundation Skills. Many of our classes also have a focus on ‘STEAM’.  At a young age, this can be as simple as introducing scissor skills or experimenting with tools such as paint dabbers.  Your child will enjoy being able to explore a range of tools and will quickly develop their confidence with these skills.

Creation Station - brings creativity into science

2. Enhance problem-solving skills:

STEAM education builds and encourages problem-solving skills. In the STEAM activities, your child will encounter challenges and then work to correct and overcome them.  Making mistakes is the backbone of learning how to think and problem solve. These fun classes will support your little one to be comfortable with making mistakes and trying again, in the safe environment of a weekly class, your child will soon feel confident to try new things.

3. Increase understanding of concepts:

Your child will be able to engage and apply simple concepts to help them gain a greater understanding of the concepts.  Simple concepts like what happens when the paint is mixed, mark making, matching, freezing and melting, building, counting and sorting will be introduced through a fun and creative way.

Creation Station classes develops ideas and focus

4. Application of knowledge:

STEAM is motivating, engaging and real-world inspired. Knowledge is taught the way it is used in the real world, with concepts and subjects interwoven seamlessly. The fun activities help your child learn and apply their knowledge by doing – often without realising learning is taking place as it’s delivered through fun activities. The Creation Station sessions involve play-based activities with a real-life link, for example, making a simple balance scale to weigh the animals to help the farmer.

5. Instil creativity and innovation:

Creative activities develop skills beyond the ‘Arts’. It helps your child, create, think, connect and be inspired. Activities provide a solid platform for understanding a wide range of subjects. Being involved in creative activities allows your child to see challenges in new ways and to think outside of the box.  We love art and creativity, and these continue to be the backbone of our sessions with awesome child-led creations to take home and treasure.

Creation Station develops learning through creativity

6. Develop teamwork, collaboration, and communication:

STEAM makes it accessible for children to get involved at all levels of ability. Activities support your child’s involvement at their age and developmental stage. This helps children at various ages and different ability levels to play, learn, develop and have fun together.

Creation Station classes support collaboration and friends  

7. Encourage simple risk-taking:

Creative experiences encourage your child to try new things, develop their ideas and experiment with different outcomes. Children learn to have confidence in their ideas, make it happen, and if it fails, to try again. Praising your child for the way they have worked through a challenge rather than focusing on the outcome, helps to build and grow mindset, confidence and self-esteem.

Creation Station classes build self esteem

8. Complete process learning:

Your child will experience the ‘whole process’ of completing a project from start to finish. The skills required to learn how to think, research, plan, gather data, design, and draw conclusions are vital to the success of kids looking to solve real-life needs. This foundation can start at an early age by asking questions and helping your child explore, discover and develop by the process of doing.

9. Build perseverance and determination:

Children are naturally curious and creative. Many of The Creation Station classes are now STEAM linked and provide opportunities for your child to learn by doing, to fail and try again in a safe environment. Activities emphasise the value of failure as a learning opportunity and helps embrace that it’s OK to make mistakes. The activities give your child the confidence to make goals and take measurable steps to achieve them.  For example, can they transform a piece of paper into two pieces by tearing? Or by four pieces by using scissors?  Can they get the roof to stay on their brick building? We support you, to help your child develop their perseverance and determination in a fun and relaxing way.

10. Foster a love of learning:

STEAM fosters a love of learning, instilling a passion and drive to learn. The Creation Station approach sparks curiosity, unlocks creativity and feeds your child’s huge thirst for knowledge.

By involving your child into many of the STEAM inspired Little Explorer classes your child will develop a wide range of skills to help equip them as they tackle challenges in preschool, school and the real world.

Creation Station fosters a love of learning

To find local, award-winning STEAM inspired classes, parties and events visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

If you would like details of booking The Creation Station to run STEAM inspired workshops in your setting email [email protected]

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20th Apr

My child had a great time at the space…

My child had a great time at the space themed creation station with Alexis at Betley School! Thank you so much! :)

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19th Apr

Thank you for inclusive, fun and engaging intergenerational workshops Alix!

Thank you to Alix for the fantastic intergenerational workshops she ran for us at Sussex Housing & Care last week. Residents at Saxonwood care home in Battle and Oakwood Court care home, Haywards Heath connected with relatives, staff, families and children. The experience was very enlightening and emotional. The activity was designed to be inclusive, fun and encourage interaction, building on the positive resources that young and older people have to offer each other and those around them. But little did we know how captivating this latest venture would turn out to be! We have had amazing feedback from all involved. A relative said “Thanks for a lovely event, it was great to chat and to see everyone”. Evelyn and Peggy, residents at Oakwood Court, joined up with Evelyn’s grand daughters Hannah aged 2 and Isabelle, 13 who tuned into the workshop from home on zoom. Evelyn even said during the session “We need this!”. Lots of fun and belly laughter was enjoyed by all as we created our portraits and connected with relatives. Care assistant Charley added, “it was lovely to be part of and we look forward to running more intergenerational workshops in the future”. Thank you for all the fun and enthusiasm and your hard work in pulling it all together Alix; the collages and experience was amazing! Fingers crossed for the world record!

Karen
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19th Apr

Very well run course

The course was absolutely brilliant and efficiently run. My daughter really loved the amount of different mediums she was able to create with and the fact the some of her creations are able to continue growing at home!! Looking forward to the summer course!

Sian
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18th Apr

We had a lovely afternoon making slime…

We had a lovely afternoon making slime and experimenting what we could do with it. Kelly was a fabulous host and we received a warm welcome. Would definitely recommend The Creation Station classes to others.

Maria
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18th Apr

Messy fun a great time.

Messy fun a great time.

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18th Apr

great time

We loved our session last week doing hand and footprints. it is perfect for arty/creative mums wanting to get their baby into crafts as early as possible! cant wait to come back!

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16th Apr

Slime making and more - Easter holiday

This was a great session led by Alix via Zoom. Started with silk clay making keyrings and more and then finished with slime. Excitement started with box of goodies arriving in the post before the event. Everything was provided so really easy. On the day loads of interaction with every child on the Zoom call. We will definitely do it again with Alix. Thank you so much!

Katy
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16th Apr

A fantastic few days for my daughter

A fantastic few days for my daughter. She loves Emma and everything they did - came home full of beans!

Natalie
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15th Apr

Fantastic class for babies and…

Fantastic class for babies and toddlers! Great for development and lovely class leader!

Nicola
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15th Apr

Well organised ascusual and Eva was…

Well organised ascusual and Eva was really happy to tell me what a fantastic day it was. Really lovely to hear that she was able to do something with new friends.