STABILO| National Handwriting Day [AD-GIFTED] + #Giveaway

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National Handwriting Day was started to re-introduce one’s self to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, it is a chance for all to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting. 

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.

How to encourage children to write

Reading

It is important to have children see words written. Reading to children is important. Let kids look at books, magazines or even the newspaper. Keep a basket with reading books for kids to have access to.

Make Play Time Learning Time

Even playing can be a chance to learn. If you see a stop sign, talk about the letters. If there is a sign on a building, talk about what is on the sign, the letters and what the sign says. Buy letter magnets or letter puzzles. These can be fun to move around and play with for kids. Kids can learn their letters and learn how to make words using these fun toys.

Writing Tools

Let kids play with different things to write with. Most parents choose crayons or pencils but there are many things that can work. Sidewalk chalk, dot markers (like the kind used to play Bingo) and even paint brushes are great options. These things help children build up the small motor skills.

Teach the Correct Pencil Grip

Teaching kids to hold the pencil correctly can save trouble down the line. Once kids learn to hold the pencil it can be hard to reteach the correct way later. Holding the pencil the correct way also helps kids to be able to write the letters correctly.

Practice

The best way to learn how to write letters is practice. As children practice writing their letters they will get better at writing them. STABILO is a great site for helping children learn to write. It has a learning zone section on their website that offers tips and ideas to help children learn to write. There are a lot of activity sheets to download to help children practice. Starting with first shapes up to handwriting, these sheets are great practice for kids learning to write.

If your child is left-handed, they also have a great selection of left-handed stationery available to ensure that they have grip points in the correct place.

Win a STABILO National Handwriting Day Bundle

To help you encourage your child to write more, we are lucky enough to have a STABILO National Handwriting Day Bundle to giveaway

Prize: STABILO National Handwriting Day Bundle

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

STABILO National Handwriting Day Bundle

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  1. Ellen Stafford
    January 23, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Fab prize! Great for my niece and nephew x

  2. Laura pyper
    January 23, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    This would be great for my daughter

  3. Donna Loxton
    January 23, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway, good luck to everyone!ol.com

  4. Margaret Clarkson
    January 23, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    My daughter would absolutely love this set.

  5. Tracy Nixon
    January 23, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Fab prize! Great for my daughter!

  6. Georgina Prince
    January 23, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    These look great, I know my sons would have fun improving there writing with them x

  7. Catherine S
    January 23, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    What a lovely prize! Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. iain maciver
    January 23, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    Great for my niece and nephew

  9. sandy
    January 23, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    maybe this would help my son, he’s an excellent reader but really struggles with handwriting.

  10. Solange
    January 23, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    My daughter would love this set.

  11. Corinne Henson
    January 23, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    My son has a massive obsession with stationary and would love this!

  12. Andrea Upton
    January 23, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    These are really good pens, lovely to write with

  13. Nikki Stewart
    January 23, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    These are fab products!

  14. Catherine Bullas
    January 23, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    Lovely prize.

  15. Susie Wilkinson
    January 23, 2019 / 9:50 pm

    Lovely pens like these might actually encourage mine to write!

  16. Lisa Wilkinson
    January 23, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway

  17. pete c
    January 23, 2019 / 10:18 pm

    a really nice useful giveaway and with a great message behind it – thanks

  18. Fiona Lynch
    January 23, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    Lovely prize, great boast for my girls doing their exams.

  19. Rebecca Nisbet
    January 23, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    my daughter has struggled with her handwriting, but recently she has got alot better, this would a great reward for her.

  20. Tim A
    January 23, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    This would be seriously useful!

  21. justine Meyer
    January 23, 2019 / 11:08 pm

    love these thanks for the chance

  22. Kathleen marsden
    January 23, 2019 / 11:21 pm

    My grandson loves stabile pens. He’s 9 and says that they feel nice

  23. Margaret Gallagher
    January 24, 2019 / 1:22 am

    LOVELY way to inspire creativity

  24. Anna Nicamhlaigh
    January 24, 2019 / 2:59 am

    I agree, showing how, then let them practice. We also love the ‘holders’ you can slide on for a better grip of the pen or pencil.

  25. Emily Egan
    January 24, 2019 / 4:42 am

    My youngest sister would love this

  26. Jessica Nightingale
    January 24, 2019 / 5:18 am

    Love the prize, so useful for the kids!

  27. Becky Yeomans
    January 24, 2019 / 5:54 am

    Would be lovely for my daughter if I won, fingers crossed 🙂

  28. Ruth Lines
    January 24, 2019 / 7:05 am

    My son would love these to help him with his handwriting

  29. Ruth Harwood
    January 24, 2019 / 8:19 am

    These would be great for my son and getting his handwriting tidy and legible lol!! and they’re so pretty too!!

  30. Sue McCarthy
    January 24, 2019 / 8:31 am

    Great prize, thank you for the chance.

  31. Jayne Townson
    January 24, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Some great pens there, my kids would love these.

  32. Sheena Batey
    January 24, 2019 / 10:03 am

    So nice to encourage them to write before the skill of handwriting disappears

  33. Charlotte
    January 24, 2019 / 10:04 am

    we love pens in our house xD

  34. Chloe Taylor
    January 24, 2019 / 10:27 am

    Fantastic pens I always used Stabilo at primary and high school. thanks for the great giveaway x

  35. Rich Tyler
    January 24, 2019 / 10:43 am

    Awesome, count me IN

  36. January 24, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Great tips, enjoyed reading them and fab competition, thanks! x

  37. Ursula Hunt
    January 24, 2019 / 11:00 am

    I love writing with a good quality pen

  38. Helen Tovell
    January 24, 2019 / 11:20 am

    Lovely giveaway thank you

  39. January 24, 2019 / 11:51 am

    GENEROUS GIVEAWAY count me in please

  40. Sandra Fortune
    January 24, 2019 / 11:52 am

    Great Prize love Stabilo thanks for the chance

  41. clair downham
    January 24, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    this is a great prize thankyou

  42. Linda C
    January 24, 2019 / 1:37 pm

    Lovely bundle would be sad to see the loss of great handwriting

  43. Annabel Greaves
    January 24, 2019 / 1:49 pm

    This would be a lovely set for my kids

  44. Claire Nutman
    January 24, 2019 / 2:34 pm

    Top quality in my own opinion, the best pens we have used, so many thanks for the comp…..

  45. Abby
    January 24, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Oh wow I’ve never seen these before, I’d love to try them! 🙂

  46. nicola dean
    January 24, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    My kids love writing, they would love this.

  47. Clifford Sherwood
    January 24, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Superb prize and very useful as well

  48. Alison Johnson
    January 24, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    This would be great for my son & hopefully help improve his writing!

  49. Carole Nott
    January 24, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win these pens

  50. Andrea Fletcher
    January 24, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    This would be great for my grandson.

  51. Christina Palmer
    January 24, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway I know my granddaughter would love this

  52. sean
    January 24, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    id love this for myself .. i love pens and writing stuff down

  53. Emma Salter
    January 24, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    My daughter loves to write stories. This prize is amazing!

  54. January 24, 2019 / 11:01 pm

    Lovely prize. My son would absolutely love these. Thanks for the chance.

  55. Julia Kerr
    January 24, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    Handwriting sadly seems to be a lost art now that everything is done on screens, I love stationery though

  56. Becky John
    January 25, 2019 / 5:23 am

    These would be great for my son.

  57. Jo m welsh
    January 25, 2019 / 6:35 am

    I lovely prize I would give them to my daughter

  58. kate kathurima
    January 25, 2019 / 9:28 am

    Amazing give away

  59. Val Pownall
    January 25, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    What a fantastic prize! I am so pleased that our 6 year old granddaughter is already using cursive writing in year 1 at school. Makes so much more sense and I’m sure she’ll be catching her 10 year old sister up soon. They used to print, then learn cursive later on which just made it harder to change over. Starting cursive from Reception makes it much easier.

  60. January 25, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    looks like a great pen, I have just entered your giveaway, can not wait to find out who wins 🙂

  61. T Brailey
    January 25, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Really good advice – great products

  62. Kim Murray
    January 25, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    Great giveaway – yes please x

  63. Karen Barrett
    January 25, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    These look great, thank you

  64. Karen Usher
    January 25, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    I love using paper and pen, I think its a dying art, my children are learning cursive at school. Soon we will all just be using tablets/laptops and phones!

  65. abigail edkins
    January 26, 2019 / 1:40 pm

    Ive seen some terrible handwriting over the years…it can tell you quite a bit about a person

  66. Victoria P
    January 26, 2019 / 4:20 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity 🙂 I miss the days of writing with a fountain pen – we should go back to that in schools!

  67. Bex allum
    January 26, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    My girls love writing, this would really help them.

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    January 26, 2019 / 10:39 pm

    Great prize! My granddaughter will be starting Reception in september, so this will be perfect for getting her to practice some of the “pre-writing” worksheets

  69. Iris Tilley
    January 27, 2019 / 1:40 pm

    My granddaughter is 6 and has good handwriting for her age These pens should help nicely

  70. Kay Broomfield
    January 27, 2019 / 2:23 pm

    This would be a lovely prize to share between my 4 year old daughter and 9 year old son.

  71. Laura Pritchard
    January 27, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Perfect for my son & daughter (year 3 & almost Foundation)

  72. Lorna Ledger
    January 27, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    So nice, love nice hand writing, would give to my Nephew – 8

  73. Vikki Sanderson
    January 27, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    My son has hypermobility and co-ordination difficulties so something like this would help him so much!

  74. JULIE WARD
    January 27, 2019 / 7:47 pm

    Eldest grandson could do with these, he’s not the best writer in the world

  75. Roisin M
    January 28, 2019 / 6:13 am

    Love stationary- fabulous prize

  76. Tom Burlace
    January 29, 2019 / 12:07 am

    Love this! How great! ^_^

  77. Amy Bondoc
    January 29, 2019 / 3:20 am

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  78. Caroline cummins
    January 29, 2019 / 9:04 am

    When I was a child my handwriting was terrible, because I was forced to write in cursive, as an adult I developed my own handwriting style and now everyone asks me to write their cards as my handwriting is so nice

  79. Jean Cassell
    January 29, 2019 / 10:58 am

    We were taught to write in ITALICS as children. People tell me now that my handwriting is beautiful. Pity really as most of my writing these days is done on my iPad.

  80. Geri Gregg
    January 29, 2019 / 11:35 am

    I’d love to have some nice stationary like this! Looks fab

  81. DUNCAN BROWN
    January 29, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Would come in very handy

  82. Suzanne Gaulton
    January 29, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    My daughter is a stationery addict, so she’d love me to win this fab bundle!

  83. Jo Carroll
    January 29, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    One downsize about having a tech-savvy little boy is that he shuns anything he can’t type or swipe on a digital screen – so I have to really try to encourage him to write with a pen…but I used to love writing at his age – I must have filled 100 notebooks in my time by simply scribbling and perfecting my signature and I still haven’t quite got there 😉 x

  84. leanne weir
    January 29, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    Great prize and products

  85. ADEINNE TONNER
    January 29, 2019 / 9:41 pm

    Great giveaway this would be fantastic for my niece

  86. cheryl hadfield
    January 30, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    fantastic prize, this would be perfect for my daughters

  87. January 30, 2019 / 11:58 pm

    Ooh, fab prize! I’ve got a couple of those Stabilo pencils to use myself, they’re so comfortable to use.

  88. Tracy Newton
    January 31, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    A lovely prize. My son would really benefit from this set.

  89. Christopher Read
    February 1, 2019 / 12:34 am

    These look high quality and like fun pens to use. Thanks for runnning this comp 🙂

  90. Carolyn Corrin
    February 1, 2019 / 7:20 am

    What an amazing prize, would love to win this.

  91. Thomas Perry
    February 1, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    These would be perfect for my niece Orlaith

  92. Sharon Hirst
    February 1, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    Lovely giveaway, thanks for the opportunity. Would be perfect for my niece

  93. Hayley Colburn
    February 2, 2019 / 3:54 am

    have always found Stabilo to be a great brand, their fineliners last for ages

  94. Emma Nixon
    February 2, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    StAbilo are a reliable brand. Great prize.

  95. katrina walsh
    February 3, 2019 / 12:32 am

    Nice prize. My 2 always seem to take more pride in their handwriting when they have a nice fancy pen to use

  96. Kim Neville
    February 3, 2019 / 10:16 am

    Fantastic pens. Stabilo are a great make

  97. Jackie Howell
    February 3, 2019 / 11:47 am

    fabulous my daughter Freya would love this bundle

  98. Sally Collingwood
    February 3, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    Fab prize for my grandson

  99. Rachel Butterworth
    February 4, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    Great prize, perfect for my nephews and nieces.

  100. Emma Howard
    February 4, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Great prize for my kids!

  101. Nyasha Mtutu
    February 5, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    My son is 8 and struggles with writing neatly – I find Stabilo pens and pencils are great as the encourage the proper grip needed to help improve his writing.

  102. Susan Willshee
    February 5, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    People often comment on my neat hand writing. I really had to practice to make it neat because as a left hander it’s not easy. daisy is now left handed so I completely understand when she is trying hard to be neat (and often failing)

  103. Johanne Currie
    February 6, 2019 / 10:34 am

    Awesome prize

  104. Kitty-Engineer
    February 6, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    Looks amazing!

  105. Katie B
    February 7, 2019 / 9:59 am

    This would be great for the kids they might want to practise writing more if we got them nice pens

  106. janine atkin
    February 7, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    i do love a good pen 🙂

  107. Rebecca Whatmore
    February 7, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    Great giveaway!

  108. Lynn Neal
    February 7, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    Great prize for my grandchildren!

  109. February 7, 2019 / 10:08 pm

    nice giveaway great for the kids

  110. Nicola Marshall
    February 8, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    My daughter loves writing little stories. She would love this.

  111. Pauline Wilson
    February 8, 2019 / 2:24 pm

    My daughter is always looking for a pen or pencil to do her homework so this would be a very useful prize to win thank you

  112. twirlywhirly
    February 8, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    love this brand,hoping to get lucky for grandsons they are both learning handwriting at the moment so would be a big benefit 🙂

  113. DENISE WILDEN
    February 8, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    Lovely prize this would be ideal for both my grandchildren Grace is only just starting to write her letters

  114. Sheri Darby
    February 8, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    This would be lovely for my son

  115. Anthea Holloway
    February 8, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    What a lovely prize and just right for children beginning to write properly!

  116. A.E. ADKINS
    February 8, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    Stabilo pens encourage beautiful smooth handwriting, for both young and old.

  117. Elizabeth Yeates
    February 8, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    As a teacher I am a bit handwriting obsessed! These look great.

  118. Elizabeth Smith
    February 8, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    I wish I’d spent more time practising my handwriting as a child

  119. Amanda Gregory
    February 9, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Fabulous prize. I adore great pens.

  120. paula cheadle
    February 9, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    my daughter would adore this wonderful prize

  121. Rachel Craig
    February 9, 2019 / 2:25 pm

    Always nice to receive a handwritten card, etc. Handwriting is important, good to acknowledge such. Calligraphy can become an interest, or hobby, etc. Great prize.

  122. Jenny Rogers
    February 9, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    I love a good pen – these look great.

  123. Katie Skeoch
    February 9, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    Fab a really useful set

  124. Michelle Moloney
    February 9, 2019 / 3:39 pm

    Can’t beat decent pens

  125. Hannah Austin
    February 9, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    Great prize! Would love to win for my niece

  126. Hannah Austin
    February 9, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    Great prize! Would love to win for my niece

  127. olivia Kirby
    February 9, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    What a lovely prize, I’d like this for my daughter.

  128. Wiebke Howey
    February 9, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    My daughter loves writing with fountain pens and she has bought a cheap one with her pocket money. I think this one would be much better.

  129. Sylvia Paul
    February 9, 2019 / 9:21 pm

    I would love this for my Daughter xx

  130. Phil Boyle
    February 9, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    Gr8 bit of kit , Worth writing home about. Luv 2 winit 🙂

  131. Wendy Tolhurst
    February 10, 2019 / 12:07 am

    Lovely bundle – would really help my daughter who is left-handed. Hope she finds writing easier than I did at school (I am also left-handed). Even when I was 17/18 and at college, I would get reports stating my handwriting could be neater.

  132. Richard R
    February 10, 2019 / 1:16 am

    Love Stabilo pens, they are always great quality

  133. Geoff Hibbert
    February 10, 2019 / 5:54 am

    Great prize!

  134. Emma Deeley
    February 10, 2019 / 6:58 am

    Would love to win this lovely set

  135. sarah parker
    February 10, 2019 / 9:44 am

    would love to win 🙂

  136. Derek Wilson
    February 10, 2019 / 9:50 am

    This would be lovely for my niece, thank you. It’s a shame that letter-writing is becoming a lost art – it’s so much more personal and creative than electronic communication, and with the choice of colourful, imaginative stationery, you can really put your own stamp on it (quite literally!).

  137. Melissa Lee
    February 10, 2019 / 10:05 am

    This would be a lovely treat. I adore stationery!

  138. Pauline Dring
    February 10, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    This is a really useful giveaway, thank you

  139. Lucy Fallon
    February 10, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Great prize

  140. Natalee Gosiewski
    February 10, 2019 / 1:28 pm

    watched the video of marvel live im booking tickets after im off here can not wait to take my son

  141. Cheryl Hackney
    February 10, 2019 / 4:50 pm

    would love to win this

  142. Sarah Robinson
    February 10, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    Fantastic prize, love these pens

  143. Jeanette Leighton
    February 10, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    Fantastic prize would love to win this for my daughter Sheriah

  144. jackie curran
    February 10, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    I love stabilo products , so this would be perfect .

  145. Jo Hutchings
    February 10, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    My son really struggles with his handwriting so this would be a lovely prize to motivate him.

  146. Julie Scattergood
    February 10, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    My son would love this

  147. Catherine Gregory
    February 10, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Great for all ages, thank you

  148. Kate Davies
    February 10, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Thanks for the chance.

  149. Kate Davies
    February 10, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Thanks for the chance.

  150. Sarah Roberts
    February 10, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    They are gorgeous! l love that stationary is back in demand. I remember swapping erasers as a child! loved the bubblegum smelling ones too.

  151. CAROL PATRICK
    February 10, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    Lovely pens, I’d love to win – thanks for the chance.

  152. Diana
    February 10, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Would love to win 🙂

  153. Kayleigh Watkins
    February 10, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    Another great giveaway thank you very much for the chance to win xx

  154. Lucie Aiston
    February 10, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    Fabulous prize for me and my stationary mad teen!

  155. Sam Parkes
    February 10, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Love to win for my daughter

  156. Natalie Crossan
    February 10, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    Fantastic we really need some new stationary in our house 🙂

  157. Danielle Graves
    February 10, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    I love pens, my handwriting seems to differ slightly depending on the pen type I am using

  158. Tee Simpson
    February 10, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    I would love these as I do a lot of writting. Im sure the kids would love them too.

  159. Deborah Clarke
    February 10, 2019 / 11:08 pm

    My son would adore this #win. Thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner

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