Pre schoolers

Learning colours

January 27, 2015 | STABILO

Colour is a big part of your child’s world, helping them learn and play. Children are drawn to bright colours because they relate to happiness and energy. By exploring colour with their senses, children are able to understand and relate to the emotions it elicits. Take a black and white photo and a colour photo: children are able to interpret [...]


STABILO Early Writers Pack

November 18, 2014 | STABILO

By the age of about 12 or 13 months, most children are able to push a crayon around some paper and make a scribble. Throughout the toddler years your child’s writing and drawing skills will improve in small steps until their pictures become more recognisable (more…)


Great tricks for learning letters

September 10, 2014 | STABILO

Before your child starts school they should have a reasonable grasp of the alphabet as this is a key foundation for learning to write. However, teaching your child the alphabet doesn’t mean you need to sit them down and show them flashcards until they can recognise the letters. Children learn though exploring and discovering which they do thr [...]


How to turn scribbles into letters

September 5, 2014 | STABILO

Scribbling is the earliest form of learning to write. Although every child will master the art of writing in their own time, encouraging your child to write in any form will help their development. The random squiggles your child makes as a toddler will gradually evolve to become recognisable as letters and shapes. (more…)


From iPads to pencils

September 1, 2014 | STABILO

6 handy hints to help your child ditch the ipad for a pencil Children are drawn to the shiny colourful screens of iPads. There are a huge number of apps out there that can be beneficial for children learning, for example vocabulary, maths and even learning to read. (more…)


10 Ways To Make Writing Fun

September 1, 2014 | STABILO

Many children find writing boring so getting them to sit down and do writing exercises can be impossible. By making writing a fun activity, children will be more likely to pick up a pen and get involved without being steered into it. (more…)