PENCIL IN SOME OF THESE.
WHO doesn't get excited by stationary? All kids love brightly coloured doo-dads and gewgaws - even more if they can actually use them for something.
This year, why not help them put a little fun into their pencil cases with these cool back to school products.
Stabilo have a range of fun pens for all ages.
The Easy Original pen is not only snazzy and spaceaged, it's also perfect for helping young children learning penmanship. There are a range of colours and the specially contoured design is available for both lefties and righties.
Highlighters are the cornerstone of any decent stationary collection. It's hard to imagine how they could be any more awesome - check out the Stabilo Funnimals range. They glow in the dark. Yeah, you're getting them 'for the kids'.
They're available from stabilo.co.uk and Dunnes Stores.
Dealz are also offering a dizzying selection of stationary this year, with pens, markers, notebooks, folders, calendars... The range is endless, and it's all cheap as chips. (Cheaper, maybe, depending on where you get your chips.) Once again, it's all about the snazzy highlighters - highlighter nail varnish, anyone? Our New Favourite Thing for back to school is the I Just Love It range (ijustloveit.co.uk). Personalised everything!
Pencils, water bottles, backpacks and, yes, even highlighters. Where was this when we were kids? They also offer a range of personalised storybooks to encourage and reassure reluctant school-goers.