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What is STEAM?

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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 4.9/5

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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!