Getting kids to write can be challenging. By teaching children early is a great way to give them a jump start into learning to write. Be sure to make handwriting fun and children will look forward to practising. Here are some top tips to teach children how to write or just improve their writing skills just in time for National Handwriting Day.… View Post

Celebrating National Left-Handers Day with STABILO

Celebrating National Left-Handers Day with STABILO

If you’re a left-hander, you’re automatically inducted into a private group that few are a part of. If you’re not left-handed, you can’t join, and you won’t be getting an invite anytime soon. Plain and simple. But in all reality, being left-handed can sometimes pose its own sets of challenges. You know what I’m talking about, right? Not being able to find scissors at art time, not having an extra glove available during baseball practice, and everything that you’ve just written in pen being smeared across the paper time and time again… For lefties, the struggle is real.… View Post

Starting the EASY way with STABILO

Starting the EASY way with STABILO

The start of school is just around the corner and parents all over the world are getting ready to start shopping for all the much-needed school supplies for their children. With all the products out there to choose from, it can be overwhelming at times to try to narrow it down to a product that is a good value and fit for your child. It’s important to start their school year off with items that will help to enhance their writing skills, not hamper them.… View Post

Is it possible to add colour options to …

Is it possible to add colour options to your current stash of pens?

Writing in plain old pen and pencil can be a bit…boring. It’s easy to fall into a creative rut when trying to think of ways to make your writing and cards a bit more fun and over-the-top. Don’t fall prey to thinking that colours and variety don’t matter. With just a few colourful options for your stationery and pens, you can make a card, letter or written greeting truly stand out!… View Post

Confession Time: I throw away my children’s …

Confession Time: I throw away my children’s artwork!

With Piglet recently starting at the nursery we have started to get the scribbles of crayon on a piece of paper sent home – sorry I mean, artwork masterpiece.  Whilst I have kept the first one or two of them for her memory box, the rest will be displayed until a new one is sent home and then filed in the B1N. … View Post

Happy school days are made from new stationery

Happy school days are made from new stationery

September is an exciting and busy time for parents and children alike. With new school uniforms, new schools, new classes, and shiny new shoes. It is a time of new and exciting experiences. So why not add some shiny new stationery to their shiny new school bag to hold their interest and encourage them to draw and paint and do some extra homework!… View Post

Keeping #HolidayMoments Alive

Keeping #HolidayMoments Alive

Something we started a couple of years ago was sending postcards to family and friends whenever we were away visiting a theme park etc.  At the same time, we would write one for ourselves and sent it home.  Whilst this is a fun idea, it can work out costly, plus what happens to those postcards after a few or two?  Plus what about the places you go that you can’t buy a postcard for? That visit or activity may well be forgotten about as there is no record of it.… View Post

Exam Survival Tips

Exam Survival Tips

One of the biggest challenges facing students is how to prepare for exams. The idea of locking yourself in a room for hours-on-end with a mountain of textbooks can seem daunting. Are flashcards, mind mapping or flow charts a better way of absorbing information or is taking a long bath and meditating better for you?… View Post

National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day

We live in the age of technology, surrounded by gadgets to make our lives easier. With computers, tablets, and smartphones all this available at our fingertips. It is easy to understand why the art of… View Post