Summer’s almost over and it won’t be long before it’s time to swap the flip-flops and surf wear for new school gear and pressed uniforms.
Lesson one: How to get your kids value-for-money essentials that’ll last through the school year and beyond.
Start with a good school bag
Every new school year comes with bigger responsibilities. That means your kids will need school bags with more space, a good build, and organisational features to keep things at hand.
Everyone needs a good pencil case
Especially parents, because aren’t you constantly telling your kids to get their stationery off the table? Besides, a cool pencil case is an affordable way to get a young student excited about their first day of school.
Good writing starts with good writing instruments
In this digital age, inspiring good handwriting and writing skills is more important than ever. Never mind if the kids are only using their pencils to fill in multiple choice bubbles—if a good set of writing instruments keeps them at their desk longer, we’ll take it!
To write is human, to edit is divine
Mistakes, who hasn’t made a few? That’s why erasers and correctors were created. Check out these fancy erasers from trusted brands like Staedtler, Faber-Castell, Tombow Mono, and Pentel.
Keep their minds and pencils sharp
A pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. A sharp pencil may even help sharpen the writing. Or so we’re told. In any case, your child’s pencils won’t sharpen themselves.
They’ll need notebooks
Notebooks are useful for many things—taking notes, making doodles, processing thoughts, and formulating big ideas. As Frank Gehry once said: “A pencil and paper go hand in hand, creating a world of endless possibilities.”
Sticky notes make things and ideas…stick
It’s amazing what a small slip of adhesive paper can do. Colourful, motivating, and in a size that forces students to write concisely, sticky notes work as reminders, organisational tools—and as surfaces for leaving loving messages in unexpected places.
Get stationery sets that make them want to go back to school
Minecraft, Pokemon, Marvel superheroes and Disney princesses. Which kid isn’t a little bit more excited about going to school when their favourite characters go with them?
Recess is extra joyful with the right lunchbox and water bottle
Prepping your child’s school lunches can may save up to hundreds of hours each year. So a good lunch box that’s convenient to pack and easy to clean makes life easier. The same goes for water bottles.
Fuel creativity with unique craft supplies
Help unleash your kids’ creativity with art and craft supplies that keep their world colourful. Sketch books, origami paper, stencils and crayons all provide an outlet for joyful creativity.