Small children love stationery. And so do I. So no more reasons needed for featuring cool Japanese stationery brand Midori, which I spotted over at The Journal Shop. There is so much animal gorgeousness in Midori’s collection, that I had trouble picking my favourites, but here are a few stand-outs. All underÂ Â£3 – they make the most awesome stocking fillers or reward gifts.Â Alfie and I just started reading Winnie the Pooh – a few pages a night – and I’ve been lamenting the lack of/inability to find a bookmark. Consequently, I leapt on these sticky writing markers and will be snapping up (sorry) the colourful crocs forÂ Â£2.50.
Equally useful around the home and very popular with toddlers are post-it notes – these woodland ones are beyond amazing, Â£2.99, and fit together neatly like a puzzle.
If you’re going to use paper clips, they may as well be completely wonderful and whimsical. Toadstools? Hippos? Soldiers? Or these little tweetie pies?Â Â£2.99 for a set of six.
Last but not least, the flash cards, with 80 sheets on a handy key ring, Â£1.75,Â are ideal for helping your little one learn the alphabet, numbers, colours, shapes – the possibilities are endless.