The UK’s leading children’s activity business: The Creation Station launches new interactive Baby Discovery classes across the UK

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The Creation Station  has  developed  a unique art and craft
creative programme of classes called ‘Baby Discovery’ for baby’s 3 month to 1 year  of age, to  support  new parents with creative play activities to engage and

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share with their baby. This new service is now included in The Creation Station
franchised business opportunity as part of the drive to inspire the children’s
imaginations across the U.K. The new programme provides a shared ‘Journey of
Discovery’ for baby to discover the world around  them and for the parents
/ carers  to discover more about  their  baby.  Activities
include an exciting range of safe, tried and tested art and craft activities to
engage  the baby’s sense’s to help them experience and understand first
concepts. These are provided in a safe and nurturing environment, with
the support of their parent/carer, in line with The Early Years
Foundation Stage. There is also the added benefit of  a variety of unique
toys and  treasured artworks to create with their  baby,  to
support shared  play and  increased interaction.

“We have responded to the huge demand for us  to develop an  interactive
creative play programme for baby’s and their parents  / carer to share
together.  The demand has come from parents who attend our ‘Little
Explorers’ classes for 1- 5 year olds,  from childcare settings, with whom
we work very closely  and also from our team of franchise owners, who are
as passionate about creativity as I am!”  states Sarah Cressall, mum to
three and Founder and  Managing Director of The Creation Station  “I
know parenting is hard work  and I wanted to give a shared creative
experience, that was educational, supportive, social  and fun for all
those who are involved. I am delighted we are providing ‘Baby Discovery’ to
families and childcare settings across the U.K. It is a wonderful privilege
to  support family’s with engaging activities that help to strengthen
bonding,  nurture the baby’s understanding of their world  and to
help develop parenting skills at such an early age.”

The programme draws upon The Creation Station  philosophy  of using art
and crafts to create a child’s own journey of discovery and exploration. All
the classes engage the senses and support each child’s natural curiosity to
discover, explore and develop with a range of age and stage appropriate
materials and tools. ‘Baby Discovery’ has been developed by The Creation
Station team, during the past two years and has been piloted in Leeds
children’s centre and in Shakees Soft play centre in Somerset.

“We received lots of enquiries for creative activities for babies but  there
wasn’t anything out there to provide educational creative play for this age
group. I was therefore delighted to part of the pilot scheme for Baby
Discovery. The programme is very unique because it actively helps support new
mums and carers with their baby’s development and education, particularly with
tactile experiences. It’s over a year now since the programme ran and parents
still talk about it now. I am very excited that Baby Discovery  is now a
national resource and that we can continue to run the programme for parents and
carers in our community.  Another benefit for us, was that the centre
staff also had time to observe and record and we now have some great large
blown up images, with excellent evidence filed for our Ofsted reports” Lynn
Smith, Children Centre Manager  Yeadon & Rawdon Children Centre.

The classes involve parents / carers and their baby’s in a range of educational and
creative activities including  printing their baby’s footprint on a free
‘Baby Discovery’ bag. The bag is filled during the subsequent weeks with the some
of the unique toys and artworks created together. Other activities include
discovering ‘Scrunchy and Bumpy’ and making scrunchy snakes, discovering
‘Slippery and Slimy’ and creating  footprints in clay. The classes involve
activities and  products that are safety tested and that encourage parents
to make new friends and to share their own baby experiences.

The Creation Station is launching the weekly 40 minute Baby Discovery Classes
locations across the U.K.  To find out where your  closest class is
visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk or call Ian
Ballinger  on 0844 854 9100

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