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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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Sarah
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18th Aug

Kelly made us feel very welcome and the…

Kelly made us feel very welcome and the boys lived creating their own abstract paintings. Great fun in a lovely environment.

Francesca
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18th Aug

Lots of arty fun at Creation Station

As always, we had a brilliant time at the Creation Station. We were very impressed by the crafts we made and thought Alex was a brilliant host and guide.

Hayley
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18th Aug

Amazing activity

Amazing activity. I love being creative with my 8 month old and creating some beautiful keep sakes. Nicole is excellent at leading the event and is also extremely helpful if you have a wriggling baby. Highly recommend this if you would like to make some lovely things for you and your family.

Denise
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18th Aug

So much fun was had

So much fun was had, the kids came back raving about everyone and every activity. They were keen to show me some new things too. Thanks to the fantastic create team.

Karen
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18th Aug

Children had a fantastic time and…

Children had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute.

Olivia
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17th Aug

100% recommend!!!

100% recommend this group! My 14 month old boy loved and we made some gorgeous things to take away! Lovely group with very friendly lady! Will definitely be going again! Really let’s the little ones get stuck in! Loved it!!!

Jen
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17th Aug

Really great creative holiday craft day…

Really great creative holiday craft day for my daughter. She loved all the making and seemed to settle in to the well organised environment very easily. Emma did a great job organising the day and my daughter really enjoyed the day.

Rachel
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17th Aug

Lovely time

Lovely time. Very relaxed and loads of fun. Will definately go again and cant wait.

Clare
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17th Aug

The kids had great time making slime

The kids had great time making slime, stirring it, slopping it about, playing with it at the end. The staff were very attentive and helped the little ones good venue and the equipment, facilities were all excellent and well prepared

Vicky
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16th Aug

Amazing fun!!

The kids absolutely loved seeing miss Pearce and doing all the crafty things even the fluffy slime. You are amazing thank you. ?