The Homework Set, ages 8+
Confinement has had the positive result of getting our company to think more seriously about children as users and beneficiaries of what we sell, thinking of what they need functionally and what they might like. This is something which is here to stay (our attention to junior stationery that is, not confinement hopefully!)
Whilst there are a multitude of offers for school supplies out there - often cheap and disposable - we feel that children, like adults, are encouraged to perform when they are well-equipped. First-rate school supplies make a world of difference - the contents of your pencil case can make homework far more appealing! All of the included items are made in Germany, Japan, France, and Switzerland and are made to last. This is also an exercise in learning how to take care of one's personal possessions and conserve them to use for many years.
This set has been put together for children from 8+. This bracket is by no means prescriptive and only arises from personal experience as a parent. First and foremost a paper support: lined slippery and smooth fountain pen friendly paper (used by French students through the ages, and if nothing else French schoolchildren know their way through the back-to-school supplies in Carrefour). We then suggest to get familiar with a fountain pen - we know turquoise is the #1 colour among teens, colour of the sea, and sky, enjoy this German Lamy Safari (this year's special edition) which has become something of a phenomenon amongst students (now and since 1980 when the pen was first commercialised). The pen has a moulded front section which allows for easy finger placement for learners (left handed nib available on request); turquoise ink to match. The set includes a double ended pencil for easy highlighting and note-taking and a 4 colour ballpoint pen for easy colour coding and underlining (the dreaded grammatical analysis in the French class!) Finally, stationery isn't really stationery without some gadgetry and we believe this eraser pencil is the very thing. We hope your child will enjoy it as much as we did when we were their age - just whatever you do, don't pull the string to the very bottom!
This set includes:
- an A5 1990 Special Edition "Madras" Clairefontaine Notebook, lined
- a Mitsubishi "Super Eraser" eraser pencil
- a Caran D'ache Graphicolour pencil
- a 2020 special edition aquamarine Lamy Safari fountain pen
- a pack of 5 Lamy ink cartridges
- a classic 4 colour French ballpoint pen
Each element can be purchased separately as well by clicking the links.
Each set comes gift wrapped unless otherwise advised.
Please note all of the above are not toys and must be used with the supervision of an adult at all times.