Don’t rule out the best stationery sets for kids

Stationery for kids

by Hannah Carroll |
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The countdown is on until your child goes back to school and starts their new academic year. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, it’s weeks away before they go back. Trust me when I say it'll feel like you've just blinked and it’ll come around. So it is a good idea to start getting your child's school supplies in now.

Especially, as it's August already, where has 2022 gone? It might as well be Christmas at this rate. Let's not think about that and just focus on going back to school with the best stationery sets for kids.

Gone are the days at nursery when your little one would get to experiment with finger paints, take naps and run around in the play area. Now they’re sat in their very own seat, learning everything from handwriting skills, how to count and read. Practicing writing and drawing at home will assist your child's at school learning.

Kids learn all sorts at school, including life skills as simple as tying your shoe laces (with the help from a wooden shoe) or making new friends.

You won’t need a wooden shoe to help them with their lessons, though. You'll just need to make sure your child is prepared for being in the classroom by buying essentials like pens and pencils.

If you’re not quite sure what you need to fill your little ones’ pencil cases, then I’ve found the best stationery sets for kids.

Just don’t draw a line under purchasing anything before you take a look.

Best stationery sets for kids 2022

Perfect for Back To School, you can get your little one this stationery case gift set. It includes a variety of colourful pencils, a rubber, ruler, pencil sharpener, pencils and notepad. All within a case that you can personalise with your child's name. If this design isn't quite suitable, there is a Jurassic-themed case as well.

Are your kids obsessed with unicorns? This stationery set is an absolute dream filled with glitter and rainbows. This stationery must-have comes with a pencil case, gel pens, pencils, sticky notepads and stickers. Your little one will love showing off their new school essentials when they go back to class.

One reviewer said: "My niece absolutely loves unicorns so when I saw this I had to buy her it as it’s the whole set! I got it for her birthday and she loves it’s. It’s got so many diffract little bits to keep her entertained for ages."

For any older kids who love Fortnite, this stationery set is perfect. Immerse them in the game with their very own starter pack for school. This exciting bundle includes an A4 notebook, green camo pencil case, notepad, five colouring pencils, a HB pencil, ruler, sharpener and rubber.

One reviewer said: "Something a bit different and more affordable for fans of fortnite. Got this as a little extra birthday present, lovely set."

Handwriting Pencil - STABILO EASY graph Pastel HB
Price: $20.27

These pencils are super easy to use and perfect if your little ones are learning to write or just starting out with drawing. They encourage your child to use the correct tripod grip when drawing and writing. The easy start range was made with right and left-handers in mind, this definitely shows as I found the pencils incredibly comfortable to use thanks to the easy grip design.

**Mother&Baby writer, Hannah James, mother of three said, "**My son is just about to start primary school. When we visited the school they informed us that they will be using the tripod grip. I hadn't heard of this previously and was unsure of how to teach my son to do it. I was really thrilled to see that when he used these pencils he was naturally holding the pencils correctly."

These super cute cat highlighters come in a range of unique pastel colours. They have a standard wedge nib and a thick plastic case making highlighting nice and easy for your little ones. These are a must-have for the classroom or learning at home.

One reviewer said: "Lovely cute pens"

Pups to the rescue. If your tot is a Paw Patrol fan - and let's face it most of them are. They will be thrilled to use this Paw Patrol stationary set. It is packed full of everything they will need including colouring pencils, rulers, sharpeners and more.
One reviewer said: "This was a gift for my Granddaughter which she absolutely loves."

These dual ended colouring pencils are super handy to have in the pencil case. They make colouring in super easy and fun thanks to the amazing colour ways they come in. Best of all, your little one can save on room in their pencil case as they will be getting 12 pencils that include 24 colours. Get colouring away!

One reviewer said: "These colouring pencils are the best one we ever had! We already used 2 packs during last 2 years and I am confidently ordering another 2. Absolutely lovely colours, easy to hold even in small hands, no need to press hard to get rich colour. Plus, you get 24 colours in just 12 pencils, ideal for traveling. These goes everywhere with us. I had discarded every other colouring pencils from our house. I have used them to teach my daughters the difference between dark and light shades of colours too. We also love brilliant peach shade for skin colour."

Stabilo have seriously impressed with this pen. If your little one is learning to write or in need of a pen that is easy to hold when writing at school, then this is the perfect pick. This pen has been created to suit right or left-handers and I can confirm it's super comfortable to use. Holding a pen correctly is key and this made that all the more easier thanks to its shape and anti-slip moulds. After putting this pen to the test, another bonus was the fact that it didn’t smudge after writing.

One reviewer said: "Daughter loves the pen. it really encourages her to write bigger."

Bic 20 Piece Stationery Set
Price: £8 (was £10.99)

This set has it all for little learners and everything they need to fill their favourite pencil case. It includes ball pens, click ball pens, graphite pencils, coloured pens, highlighters, correction tape, glue stick, and an eraser. All from the renowned stationery brand, Bic.

Review: "Perfect pack for setting up for school. I purchased three, one for each of my children. It contains all the basics to start key stage 1 and up. Good value for money too!"

STABILO Fineliners

Rrp: $18.25

Price: $14.12

These fine liners would make a great addition to any pencil case. These are super handy if your kids love to draw or they may have a little project they are working on. These pens come in a variety of colours that would make any task fun. I was really impressed to find that these pens don’t smudge. Less mess and easy to use, it's a winner.

One reviewer said: "The pens were well-worth their money. None of them are failing in ink and the right amount of pens came. It seems brand new as even the packaging was tape shut. Four stars and not five because the turquoise colour shown isn't actually turquoise but neon green."

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