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Pencil Cases Can Frustrate or Delight Your Child This School Year

Sixteen years ago, Dr Rhona Stainthorp, a child development specialist at the London University Institute of Education, said that a child’s progress at school can be determined partly by the contents of their pencil case, and this still rings true today in 2017! Not having the right pencil case stocked with all the right items can certainly have a negative impact on your child’s day-to-day learning ability and thus can influence their entire school career going forward.


It must be noted that without a pencil case, a child will struggle to keep all their stationery organised and in place. Problems such as a missing sharpener could result in poor handwriting or not being able to write at all and having to borrow a pencil. Missing pens and pencils can also mean that important notes are missed and the fact that the child is ill-equipped can also lead to feelings of anxiety in the classroom.


One of the most important steps you can take for your child’s school career at the very start is making sure that they have all they need in the classroom. A pencil case that is durable and of a sufficient size should be at the very top of your must-have list.


In order for your child to be ready to start the school year on the right foot, what should be included in the pencil case? While each school will have its own requirements, depending on the grade and the age of the child, we recommend that you consider including the following as a basic start:

  • Soft, triangular shape shaft pencil.
  • Set of coloured pencils and pens.
  • Felt-tip pen.
  • Eraser.
  • Pencil sharpener.
  • Glue stick or liquid glue.
  • Ruler.
  • Highlighters.

Obviously, the older your child, the more varied the contents of the pencil case will become. For instance, older children will probably require permanent markers, protractors, a calculator, and various other items.


At TOTEM, we have taken it upon ourselves to present to the market functional and aesthetically pleasing pencil cases for school children. We cater to children of all ages with our Double Teen, Tube, Triple Deluxe, Triple Simple, and Long Tom pencil cases. While each has its own design features, you can expect funky designs, vivid colours, and trendy patterns from all of them.


For added peace of mind, all our pencil cases can clip onto your child’s TOTEM schoolbag and have fully lined interiors to protect the stationery within from the rough and tumble that is part of every school day. Regardless of which pencil case you choose, the fabric is durable and the zippers are strong enough to handle the continuous daily opening and closing.


If you want to ensure that your child is prepared and organised this year, it is time to get the right pencil case and stock it accordingly. To find a distributor of TOTEM pencil cases in your area or to learn more about the options available, simply contact us via email or telephone today.



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