Throughout the year every parent goes crazy looking for stationery for their children. Activities done in class require stationery to constantly be used. Keep in mind that depending on which grade your child is in, they may not use all their stationery in the end.

In primary school, the activities almost always require scissors, glue and colouring stationery. Teachers will always ask their students to cut out worksheets and stick them in their work books then add in a colourful background. Teachers encourage neat work so make sure that you get these items.

Young children will always be required to make something artistic in class. This usually requires wood glue and cardboard. In addition, your child should have two pens, two pencils, an eraser, a ruler and a cheap calculator. The calculator will be for basic mathematic assistance at this stage. They will also need several workbooks and covers for those books.

High school is a completely different place where the work load will be doubled to what your child is used to. It would be wise to get them colourful pens for easy studying and highlighters. It may not seem like important stationery to get but it will benefit them. Children react and perform better with colours as it stimulates the brain which improves learning.

Another stationery item that they might need is folders. It’s better for your child to use folders because they can put their worksheets away neatly and easily. Remember to get a punch to make the two holes in the worksheets. Always encourage your child to keep the folder and their workbooks neat as this is a good lesson that they carry into adulthood. It sets precedence for the working life.

In high school they will require a different set of stationery materials. For example, make sure you get your child a scientific calculator. When they get to this stage of their life and in school, they won’t be able to calculate complex numbers especially if the numbers have many decimals. This is an important item along with pens, pencils, rulers and erasers. You can get these stationery items in bulk so that it lasts the whole year at a stationery store or wholesaler.

Remember that in high school your child will choose their subjects and may need more than what was mentioned. Technical and artistic subjects require stationery that is twice as big as the generic items. Technical subjects require set squares and clutch pencils whilst artistic subjects require different types of pencils, paintbrushes and paint along with an A2 flip folder to keep all the work in.

Make sure you keep up to date with all the supplies your child needs as they go through the school year. Stationery is very important when it comes to learning. Without a pen they won’t be able to write that final exam.

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