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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 4.8/5

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31st May

Nat has been brilliant

Nat has been brilliant. We have had two packs of the most amazing crafts delivered to our door during lockdown. We have had paints, canvases, pipe cleaners all sorts of fun crafts with ideas to have fun with. Things that we had never heard of or seen before such as noodle doodles. We can’t wait to come to one of your sessions when things get back to normal more.

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26th May

My daughter loves the sessions with…

My daughter loves the sessions with vicky and looks forward to them each week.

Lawra
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24th May

The live online creative class

The live online creative class is not only fun, relaxed and educational it has also given my girls something to look forward to weekly and a masterpiece or three to show and be proud of afterward. Both my girls have taken the techniques used from the classes to create more art through out the week. I would highly recommend the Creation Station live online classes. *****

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23rd May

Great club!!

my daughter loves vicky and loves doing create club. vicky goes out of her way to make sure the children get the best experience. we missed a session but vicky took the time to do a one to one session so my daughter didn’t miss out. Thank you Vicky ?

Laura
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22nd May

We find Creation station brilliant

We find Creation station brilliant! A wide range of activities using all kinds of materials (all supplied to!) with a different theme each week. Very entertaining for my 6 year old to let their creative side shine! The host is very friendly and always patient with the children. The sessions usually last for around 12 weeks so great value for an after school club! My little one always looks forward to it! We are currently attending online creation station during lockdown and it’s fantastic! All Materials supplied to our door with super easy instructions to follow (all organised by our fantastic host Jude) It’s kept our routine which is very important for little people. We love it!!

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22nd May

Vicky is absolutely amazing with the…

Vicky is absolutely amazing with the kids, she make it really fun and keeps them engaged through out, she also lets me join a little before if needed So that I am not late for my work meetings. My daughter loves create club and can’t wait for the next session. I think it’s lovely Vicky has kept it going for the kids through these difficult times, I am very thankful as it keeps my daughter occupied being the only child and whilst I’m at work. Thank you Vicky ?

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22nd May

I love the classes Vicky runs

I love the classes Vicky runs. They are always very creative and my daughter loves them. It's brilliant that she has been able to keep it up during the lockdown too.

Elizabeth
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22nd May

I order these letters quite regularly…good price, speedy delivery.

I order these letters quite regularly but noticed they had gone up in price from last time, so I looked directly at your site. I was surprised to see that to purchase directly from you was cheaper, so that it what I did. The speed of delivery was excellent and I will always come straight to you in future for my craft supplies.

Cat
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21st May

Lisa from the Bournemouth /…

Lisa from the Bournemouth / Christchurch group is brilliant. We've attended some of her classes and doing them live on Facebook now. The classes are great for my 3 1/2 year old. We all join in. Learning through play is the way forward

Amy
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21st May

Fantastic

Absolutely fantastic class really enjoyed the crafts kept my 4year old and 2 year old entertained. Worked well on zoom during current climate Thank you Eleanor