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Support With Children’s Play Ideas And Activities Receives Boost with Launch Of National ‘Ribbon of Dreams’ Campaign

The Children's Trust, Tadworth provides care, ... The Children's Trust, Tadworth provides care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to children with multiple disabilities, complex health needs and acquired brain injury (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The benefits for children being given the time and space to play creatively are well documented. This is supported by a recent survey of 2000 parents by Ribena. The survey found that play is vital for physical, emotional and social development in children. It was identified that play which is child-led, free, for its own sake and exploratory is the most beneficial for children and that almost half of parents (46%) want help and ideas on how to play with their children.

With the closure of over 250 children centre’s around the UK, parents and carer’s are receiving even less help with children’s play activities. The Creation Station, the UK’s leading children’s arts and crafts activity provider, has set up the ‘Ribbon of Dreams’

The Creation Station Ribbon Of Dreams Campaign The Creation Station Ribbon Of Dreams Campaign

campaign to nurture childrens imaginations through a series of local and national events running across the UK during the months of May, June & July 2012. All profits from the events will be donated to The Children’s Trust who provide care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to children with multiple disabilities, complex health needs and acquired brain injury.

“We are delighted to be supporting parents, carers and organisations to inspire children’s imaginations, through  childrens art and crafts workshops across the country” states Sarah Cressall founder and managing Director of The Creation Station “We are providing events across the UK for families, nurseries, toddler groups,  pre-schools, brownies, cubs,  shopping centres, county shows  and at events celebrating  the Jubilee and the games to mention a few”

The Creation Station ‘Ribbon of Dreams’ is based on inspiring children to think of want they would love to be, do, create or invent. Children are encouraged to talk about their dream with their parent / carer / Creation Station leader  and then draw and collage the image onto an activity sheet. The images are taken home and can be scanned in and uploaded to become part of the national ‘Ribbon of Dreams’ gallery on www.thecreationstationstore.co.uk

The Creation Station is an ambassador of child led, exploratory creative play. With over 55 centres across the UK, parents / carers and organisations are supported with weekly Baby Discovery classes, Little Explorer classes and Family Fun classes. Other creative experiences include birthday party entertainment and event entertainment

 

You get involved in a variety of ways. Attend one of the many events running across the UK visit  www.thecreationstation.co.uk to find nearest centre. Or visit the gallery on the online store www.thecreationstationstore.co.uk  to download your Ribbon of Dreams activity sheet, then  draw your dream and upload it.

If you are involved in working with children aged 3 months to 11 years, or work within a family focused activity or events organisation and would like to find out more contact Ian Ballinger on 0844 854 9100 or email [email protected]  to discuss how The Creation Station can support the work you are doing.

 

What people say

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Lauren
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20th Apr

It was a very friendly environment!

It was all very friendly especially Kelly, my one year old attended for the first time today and he’s very inquisitive and doesn’t sit still. Kelly was wonderful with working around him and his feet that never stop.

Hayley
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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!