Category: "Get Kids Writing"

  • The Summer Slide

    Helen B, Consumer Communications Champion at from you to me and mum of two boys, introduces My Summer Rant & Rave - our summer writing competition for primary aged children - and explains the motivation behind it.  In the US the term ‘the summer slide’ is pretty well known, as for here in the UK we might be more familiar with the term ‘summer learning loss’ or perhaps you’ve never heard of either. While we have...

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  • The secrets of paper and pen passion

    This week we’ve been salivating about all things stationery with the help of World Stationery Week and the London Stationery Show. Kerri Littlefield tells us why the pleasure of paper and pens pushes so many buttons… Why sketch, when you can use your phone to video? Why bother with a diary, when you can use iCal? Why write when you can type out your ideas and thoughts? We have the answer – it's because stationery is...

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  • 7 outdoor family activities to awaken your senses

    As the Wildlife Trusts prepare to launch their 30 Days Wild campaign to get us all outside soaking up the freshness of Spring, we’ve chosen our top picks of simple ideas to get you and your family excited about the outdoors, using all of your senses… 1. Go on a sound safari Explore all the sounds of your neighbourhood by organising a sound safari. From sirens, wind, planes and diggers, to birdsong and dog barks. They...

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  • Christmas from a child's eyes

    As the excitement of Christmas bubbles under the surface, we chatted with Evie 12, Megan 11, and Charlie and Jimmy 6, about what makes the festive season such fun. • What’s the best thing about Christmas? "The feeling of waking in the morning – that Christmas spirit. Seeing my family so happy when they open their presents – you feel like you’ve done a good job and got them something lovely." "Preparing the mince pies for...

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  • Beginnings with no end...

    To celebrate Get Kids Writing during National Stationery Week, children's author Alex Campbell tells us how, to her, writing is as much about exciting beginnings and ideas as 'finished' masterpieces. Oh how I do I love beginnings…..the beginnings of holidays, daydreams, of films and books, of a romance, of a tasty-looking meal, the first hints of Spring. As a writer, there’s nothing I cherish more than the beginnings of an idea. The first nuggets of a novel, the initial...

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  • Dear Dad: Worth the two year wait

    It’s taken two years for my Dad to complete the Dear Dad journal I gave to him for Christmas 2011. It seems like a long time but he is nearly 80 and there’s a lot to remember. He was flattered and delighted to receive the journal two years ago, but equally rather daunted and overwhelmed. I know he felt a weighty pressure to deliver some meaningful content. And there’s always the worry that, as the youngest...

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  • Dear Little Sister

    I don’t see you very often, we have such busy lives and we live so far apart, so I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed spending an evening with you. It was really lovely to talk about ‘the old days’ and recall fun stories from our times together. I also wanted to tell you that I think you are amazing.  As I listened to you talk about the work that you are doing now...

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  • Get Children Writing

    Margaret Young at our stockist, The Paperie, is our guest blogger this week. This week being National Stationery Week Margaret tells us how important the Get Britain Writing Campaign is for children. So the Stationery world has been buzzing with excitement for some weeks now – National Stationery Week (22nd-24th April) has linked with the National Literacy Trust – the only national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK – to promote the importance...

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