Give a child a journal. Watch them blossom

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Wouldn’t it be nice to come home and find your little one snuggled up and writing away in their kids journal, instead of zonked out in front of the telly? When you give a child their own personal diary, it become a pocket-sized canvas to explore their inner selves. Drawings, doodles and musings now have a safe place to live (that doesn’t require batteries!).

Me Time

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Image: Paul et Paula

A personalised kids journal allows a child to scribble away on a whim. Let’s be honest, we don’t exactly give our children a lot of room to roam without our loving but possibly overbearing eyes. A diary is a place where our children can feel free to explore the thoughts and feelings they’ve had throughout the course of the day. The chance to put an idea down on paper and run with it gives your children the opportunity to really dig deep and seek to make sense of themselves and those around them, carving out some time for peaceful observation and reflection.

Better writing skills

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Image: Styled By Emily Henderson

Learning how to write well will actually prepare our children for the digital world and beyond. Whether or not we wish them to become the novelists and poets of the future, being able to communicate articulately through writing is an ability that will be even more essential in the future than it is today. A little more time spent developing their individual voice will help them form compelling arguments and opinions, encourage them to read, and motivate them to engage more with the outside world.

Unbridled creativity

 

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Image: West Elm

Our little ones are always doodling or drawing in all the wrong places. Homework can quickly become a canvas for a spontaneous masterpiece if a crayon or two just happens to be lying around, but a journal or notebook offers exactly the space needed to let the artist out with no harm done. The place to create zany stories or scribble out a stick figure Mona Lisa encourages creativity and a curious mind.

Browse our new 2017 range of personalised stationery, including kids journals and notebooks, to unleash your little one’s inner creative today.

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