Can your child write by hand?


It may seem like a simple skill but handwriting for the next generation could be worrying.  According to YouGov research, 92% of adults think writing by hand is important and 97% think it’s important for children to be taught to write and here at Mini Strawbees Club, we have to agree.

The problem nowadays however is that digital technology is such an integral part of our everyday lives that it can be easy to misjudge how much time children are spending on electronic devices instead of putting pen to paper. Waterstones Managing Director James Daunt believes ‘Reading, understanding and creativity are all tied closely and directly linked to education. Starting right from day one, writing by hand is one of the fundamental foundations that opens the mind up to a world of discovery’ 

It’s true isn’t it. The flow of the hand, whether it be drawing or writing, allows the mind to express itself on paper. If the mind is engrossed in electronics, those creative urges don’t get chance to come out. That said, getting children to part with their favourite game or youtube channel isn’t always easy!

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That’s why at Mini Strawbees Club we’ve decided to launch our first ever stationery and craft subscription box to support ‘Writing Matters’ for National Stationery Week. This year National Stationery Week is starting on Monday 25th April until Friday 1st May and it aims to encourage people, including children, to put pen to paper and get back into writing. At Mini Strawbees Club our boxes contain fun stationery items like pencils, erasers, card, paperclips plus craft materials and activities that excites children and makes them WANT to put pencil to paper, write, draw, be creative and practice. We hope that by providing convenient boxes direct to the childs letterbox it will also help parents ensure they have all the supplies they need to hand.

You can find out more about National Stationery Week here.

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