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Home Schooling & Brain Training: Books & Stationery for Kids & Parents

24 April 2020

 

With another school term set to take place at home, suitable home schooling resources are more important than ever.
And while you don’t need to go turning your food cupboards into makeshift stock rooms, you do need to make sure there’s enough to keep the kids focussed.

So take a look at B&M’s range of school stationery supplies: from kids' educational activity books to pens and colouring pencils. There’s plenty for all ages!

Oh, and there’s even sudoku and crossword books to keep parents’ minds razor sharp too!

Learning at Home

We know it’s not easy to create a learning environment at home. Rehearsing times tables at the breakfast table; turning the living room into the classroom; and keeping distractions like toys, games and the TV out of sight…all easier said than done.

But our range of Leap Ahead educational activity books will help keep them engaged. From pre-school and foundation level, right through to Key Stage 2, there are over 120 pages in each book to keep them occupied.

 

They cover English and Maths for ages up to 9, and because they’re written by teaching experts, they’re full of fun learning activities that teach and engage your little learner!

B&M Top Tip: make sure you have the right tools before the school bell rings – this Staedtler Noris Student Set is ideal for Key Stage 1 and 2.

For the littlest learners, why not try these First Time Learning wipe clean books? Each book comes with a marker pen and lots of pages that can be written in and wiped clean, so you can re-use as often as you like!

 

Colouring Fun

It’s important to have breaks throughout the day, but if you’d rather that didn’t mean an hour sat in front of the TV, there are still lots of ways to keep them busy while doing something more reflective.

Colouring is a fun way to bridge gaps between school time and mealtime. Keep them busy while you prepare lunch, or even grab a pen or pencil yourself and join in the colouring! Your local B&M stocks a great range of adult colouring books, from Animal themed to Mindfulness designs that will help keep you calm before the next lesson starts!

 

Brain Training for 'Teacher'

They say you never stop learning, no matter how old you are. And during these days of increased time spent indoors, it’s more important than ever to ensure you exercise your brain as often as you can (especially so now that you're parent and teacher!)

 

Grab yourself a wordsearch, crossword or sudoku puzzle book, boil the kettle and find 10 minutes to yourself. Whether it’s while the kids are colouring, having dinner or once they’ve been put to bed; finding a moment for your own brain training is vital.

B&M Top Tip: if the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, then you and the kids won’t get very far without a full set of colouring pens, a freshly sharpened set of pencils or a new ballpoint pen. Browse our huge selection of Pens & Pencils online and don’t forget to check the Stationery aisle the next time you pop in for your food essentials.

 

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