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Creation Station STEAM classes to bring arts into all areas of learning

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and has developed from STEM to now incorporate Art as a key component.  As the market leaders for creativity, The Creation Station team are at the forefront of inspiring imaginations and nurturing creativity and we are bringing the arts into all areas of learning.

Creativity is too often squeezed out of education. Whilst the focus moves onto Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) in education, a creative approach to learning about STEM can enhance children’s engagement and understanding to develop for future learning. 

Creation Station STEAM classes to bring arts into all areas of learning

Why are we including a STEAM focus in the Little Explorer Classes?

When young children are involved in first concepts of STEM such as matching, sorting, building, experimenting, using tools etc, they can develop their thinking and problem-solving skills.

This is why at Creation Station we have taken steps to nurture creativity and help to bring a creative process into all areas of learning including STEM. The Creation Station is supporting parents and childcare organisations to nurture their children’s amazing creativity.

Dr.Amanda Gummer, founder of Fundamentally Children said “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”.

Families attending the Creation Station Little Explorer classes will still be able to enjoy the award-winning hands-on creative fun classes that are underpinned by the government Early Years Foundation Stage. Now children will ALSO benefit from some of the classes being linked to understanding simple STEM concepts in a fun and creative way.

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What are the benefits of STEAM for my child?

  • Prepare your child for upcoming technological innovations: Your child will explore a range of tools and will develop their hand and eye-co-ordination and confidence when trying new activities and techniques.
  • Enhance problem-solving skills: Making mistakes is the backbone of problem-solving and building self-esteem. The activities help your child feel ok with making mistakes and trying again. I the safe and nurturing environment of a weekly class, your child will soon feel confident to try new things.
  • Increase understanding of concepts: Simple concepts sorting, matching, building, freezing, melting and counting will be explored and discovered through a fun and creative way.
  • Application of knowledge: Your weekly classes are designed to spark curiosity and help your child create their own journey of learning and discovery. The weekly activities are all play-based with real-life links where appropriate. This gives you ideas to do with your child outside of classes and helps your child apply to learn in real-life situations.  
  • Instil creativity and innovation: Creative activities enables your child to see challenges in new ways and to think outside of the box. 
  • Teach teamwork, collaboration, and communication: STEAM activities provide fun opportunities for your child to connect with others.  This collaborative approach helps children of all ages and ability to play, learn and have fun together.
  • Encourage managed risk-taking: Your child will learn to have pride in their ideas, confidence Io make things happen, and if it fails, to learn and try again. FAIL is the ‘First Attempt in Learning’ and gives your child a way of working through a challenge rather than focusing on the final-outcome. This approach helps your child build a growth mindset, confidence and self-esteem from a young age.
  • Build perseverance and determination: Activities where your child is working out what they need to do, rather than being ‘told’ exactly what to do, gives your child confidence to create goals and take measurable steps to achieve them. 

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The Creation Station Little Explorer classes include a wide range of fun learning opportunities.

 Find what’s on in your local area by visiting www.thecreationstation.co.uk and pop in your postcode. If you would like to book The Creation Station for creative activities in your childcare setting or organisations, please email your Creation Station team and we will b happy to help with our award-winning creative fun.

What people say

Excellent 9.6/10

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Julia
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21st Apr

Easter craft activities

My grandson had a great time and really enjoyed the Easter craft activities.

Frances
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20th Apr

Fantastic event

Fantastic event, lots of free flow activities with excellent resources. Lisa is so encouraging too.

Sobia
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20th Apr

The workshop was very informative and…

The workshop was very informative and my son enjoyed himself. It would be beneficial if another assistant was available as my son was sometimes overlooked which meant that I had to leave my other child unattended to help him

Naomi
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20th Apr

We attended two family fun sessions and…

We attended two family fun sessions and they were perfect for my 6 and 2 year old. It was really nice to find something they could both enjoy together. There was lots of choice of things to make and good quality materials. We made lots of Easter themed crafty items to take away. We'll definitely go back.

Claire
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20th Apr

very enjoyable art classes for kids

My daughter really enjoyed the slime workshop We would definitely book other classes in the future

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20th Apr

Liza did an amazing job leading craft…

Liza did an amazing job leading craft activities at my daughter's birthday party recently. She was really organised and easy to talk to and came round in advance of the party to make arrangements. On the day of the party she helped all of the children to create lovely arty objects. Her manner with the children was excellent and my daughter absolutely loved the party. I would definitely recommend the Arty Party with Liza to other parents! Thank you!

Lois
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20th Apr

Slime workshop

Liza was very friendly and helpful, great with the kids and informative. My kids had a brilliant time making slime!

Carol
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19th Apr

Slime Workshop

My daughter and her friend thoroughly enjoyed the slime workshop today. Very well organised, preparation is key in an event like this.

Amy
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19th Apr

Such a lovely morning

Such a lovely morning. My little boy who usually doesn't like stuff like this had a great time and did not stop talking about it all day!

Samantha
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19th Apr

Fab!

Natalie made us feel very welcome and lily absolutely loved her slime class. It was really reasonably priced and I will most definitely be attending one again! I will be watching out for more classes in the future!