To help create a story
Aids to help you tell a descriptive captivating story or to help your child light up their imagination and create their own wonderful stories.
Roll the dice
Why we like them: With 9 etched 'dice' and 6 sides to each, there are a lot of combinations that can help guide you along a story route. It comes in a small box thats easy to carry around and has a satisfying magnetic close.
A book for writers
Why we like it: This spiral bound book gives oodles of techniques and tips to grow a story. It is filled with lovely illustrations and questions that prompt the imagination.
Why we like them: The card game as it is desgined to be played is great. The illustrations are top class. But in addition you can also use the cards to ignite ideas for stories too.
Horizontal pieces of story
Why we like them: Like a one line jigsaw you can pop the pieces together. It's something tactile and can help layout story order. There is a fariy tale version too!
Pens that teachers use
Useful ones - yes, practical ones - yes, but sometimes ones that are just fun and funky.
Light up your life
Why we like them: The highlighters are lovely pastel colours. Not as harsh as the neon ones. It leaves work readable and highlights in more subtle way.
Permanent is perma-no
Why we like them: Quality pens are the pens that leave your whiteboard pristine when cleaning. We find these do really well and this pack has an extremely useful yellow.
One pen to rule them all
Why we like them: Having 4 colours in the one pen is useful for marking and comments. Saves time having to swap between pens. Also a bigger pen seems harder for us to lose.
Why we like them: Tripod grip shaped. Easy flowing ink. Quick drying - less smudging.
Helpful to left handed people
Why we like them: Tripod grip shaped for left handed hold. Chunkier than a pencil but with all the practical elements of a pencil - including a sharpener.
To help count
Numbers are great, we all know that. Sometimes it helps to see numbers in a different way.
Not just for lining up and falling down
Why we like them: These guys have been making dominoes for hundreds of years. Their dominoes have a little bump in the centre which stops them get scraped around too much when shuffled. Use the dots in games to help with maths and counting.
Bunch em up and count em out
Why we like them: We've thought about straws, weighing up the longevity of plastic versus paper. We have gone for paper to normalise the look and feel of a biodegradable straw. We use them for counting. Making bundles of 10 easier to see. But if we do use them for drinks we can also be doing our bit for the planet.
Build your maths skills
Why we like them: They are a colourful and tactile way to help with starting to learn numbers. They clip together, break apart and help visualise counting.
Help to visualise numbers
Why we like them: Colourful and a good visual aid. Great for problem solving and early number skills
That's attractive - useful magnets
The original non-sticky sticky stuff that sticks without being sticky, strictly speaking.
Magnets in 3D
Why we like them: The practical shapes that form many everyday objects. Learn shapes, improve spacial awareness and build towers. What's not to like.
Write on, Wipe off
Why we like it: Handy home size whiteboard, versatile and fun. A4 size so the size of a sheet of paper. Magnetic front to stick magnetic letters on.
Why we like them: These are lower case letters with a single storey a (the round comic sans type a's). You know exactly the letters you are getting with plently of vowels.
Why we like them: Wooden animal shapes with stickers. Magnet is the whole of the back of the animal, not just a dot. Sticks to white boards well.
Things from the classroom
These are often found in classrooms and are well used everyday. So they need to be hardwearing and sturdy.
Using stamps to leave an impression
Why we like them: There a wide array of stamps, messages and characters to help in your marking. Use them at home to show you think their work is great. This stamp features a dinosaur and who doesn't like dinosaurs?
Your oyster, your world
Why we like it: This colourful map shows the countries of the world as well as some fabulous drawings of animals and plants from the wonderful planet we live on.
Please do write on the wallpaper
Why we like it: Like lining paper for wallpapering this is tough and takes a lot of paint before it gets soggy. Cut your paper to any size you want to draw. No more sticking A4 sheets together, you can just roll with it.
Home version of a school whiteboard
Why we like it: A large magnetic whiteboard. This one is hung and not screwed in a the corners so a little more practical to recreate a school environment at home.
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