It’s almost everybody’s favourite time of year. Yes, we’re referring to Christmas! With the bright lights and the festive displays, it’s a time to spend quality time with the ones you love. What’s more, you have the opportunity to have fun and feel good with the exchange of gifts.
For parents of children in primary school and kindergarten, life is pretty simple. Most of the stationery they need is provided by the school, and all you need to do is ship them off with a packed lunch. When they transition to secondary school, however, things change, and you need to buy their stationery and school supplies. Here are some things you should remember to buy.
It is that time of the year again! Just a few more days before the school term ends before a long-awaited summer break! It is time we show our appreciation to this group of exceptional hard working people that we leave in the care of our children!
We all know that it is not easy to educate our precious little ones, so why not send your child’s teacher a small gift of appreciation? Check out some of these amazing gift ideas for your child’s teacher we have selected and reviewed.
August is always the busiest time for entertaining the children and also not forgetting having to buy the back to school items like stationery, school uniforms and many more.
I am delighted that Sambro has sent Ms C a range of Back To School stationery to get her excited for her new year. We have the My Little Pony 3D effect girls backpack, Disney Princess pencil case, Disney Princess 12 mini erasers and Disney Princess super stationery set.
Many of you will know that Ravensburger make all sorts of awesome puzzles and now they are releasing this Funky Owl range of 3D Puzzles that are suitable for girls from 7+. The range consists of a 3D Puzzle Vanity Box, Pencil/Make Up Brush Holder, Jewellery Tree and Vase.
Time passes very quickly! We are almost at the end of the term and soon it will be the summer holidays and then time to get ready with the back to school stationery!
Great Gizmos have a large range of NICI stationery. We have received four different items for the back to school theme. The four items are: Wild Australia 12 double-ended colour pencils, Wild Friends scissors, Jungle Plush pouch roll and Timmy Time backpack.
Need some inspiration for personalised gifts and cards? There are many ways to show how much we love our father this coming Father’s Day. We have made handprint cards, bookmarks and many more. We had also made a few personalised gifts using Snapfish by turning the children’s art into a book and family poster!
Both my children love arts and crafts. They will both happily sit there and design their own storyboard, cards, paintings, etc. So I set both of them a challenge to design me ‘Our Family Name Poster’. In no time, they both presented me their best drawing of our family.
We love stationery in this house especially as the children are at the age where they both love to draw and colour in. Now I have been introduced Neon stationery from The Anker Group and I am so pleased to share this news with my readers.
The Anker Group not only have creative toys like Kids Create, but they also distribute stationery like Frozen, Minions, Adventure Time and many more. If your child like to build and construct, check out our review on the Kids Create set.
Did you know that this week is the National Stationery Week, starting from 27 April until 3 May 2015? It has been running for quite a few years and it aims to get people talking about stationery and writing more. As technology has become so advanced, it means less and less people write down notes and everything has gone digital.
I still remember I used to write my school projects by hand and cut out pictures from magazines or newspapers to stick it into my project. Times have changed and everything is typed up on a computer or tablet.
I still like to write whenever I can. I find that the more I write using stationery, the more I remember it. Writing helps improve memory but also great for those crosswords and sudokus!
Earlier this month, I was fortunate to get invited to Maped Helix’s head office in Kingswinford to learn about their history and test out their latest innovative products. Interestingly, they have been based in the West Midlands for over 100 years.
National Stationery Week is a celebration of the written word and encourages the nation to put pen to paper. It is organised by the London Stationery Show. This year, globally-renowned stationery Maped Helix are one of the sponsors of both 2015’s National Stationery Week and the Get Britain Writing campaign which runs from 27 April to 3 May 2015. If you would like to get involved, follow the hashtag #LoveStationery and #natstatweek
Mr K is a huge fan of Skylanders and with the new additional, Trap Team, our collection is getting bigger and bigger. Early last month, his aunty bought him the Trap Team kit for his birthday. Yesterday, we were sent this fun Christmas kit to create our very own Skylanders Christmas snow globe.
Last month, Parragon launched two new and exciting Life Canvas stationery ranges: Wild and Paris. We were so lucky to receive their Paris range: sticky note tin and pocket notebook. In this range, they also have a weekly planner, mini sticky notes, tins in tins, notecards in tin, stylish pencils, book of labels, magnet set, file folders, trio of notebooks and a journal.
This Paris city-chic romance range is so elegant and aspirational. Each stationery is beautifully created with pretty pastel shades and timeless iconic Parisian landmarks!
To celebrate National Stationery Week, which runs from 31 March – 6 April, BIC ® has chosen some of their best-loved products to get you scribbling, doodling or list-jotting.
We had put them into testing! Firstly, I love the BIC® Cristal® Stylus! A ballpoint pen that also works with as a touch screen tool. The stylus technology in the rubber tip makes it perfect for net-surfing, note-taking and game-playing, giving the user more accuracy, greater precision and easier navigation. At the other end is a pen which can write up to 3km, reliability you’d expect from a BIC Cristal. Ideal for those who love their tablets and smartphones but hate unsightly fingerprints and smudges, the Cristal Stylus is available at an RRP of £2.49. The affordable price means that everyone can freely enjoy the BIC Cristal Stylus, keeping their screens pristine and smear-free. I think these are fantastic.
Both of my children have started their Reception and Year 1. As a parent, I feel that it is very important that both children are able to develop their fine motor skills by getting them the right stationery to assist their writing. I am always very worried for Ms C as she grips her pens and pencils in an unusual way. She is unable to hold a pen like a tripod. In fact, she is gripping the pencil in between her middle finger and ring finger. It does look very odd.
Ever since I started blogging about food and coupled with getting old (bad memory), I have so many things to remember that I have to use a notebook to jot down all the recipes I have adapted. Following recipes from cookbooks does not always have to be literally followed – sometimes I swap them with different ingredients to suit my family! Having a notebook is very essential and critical. Having my own secret book will make the recipes extra special.