It’s that time of year every parent, I mean Santa dreads. Will they write the thing you have already bought and packed away behind the washing basket in the corner of your bedroom asked the elves to make and packed on the sleigh? Or will they throw a curve ball and suddenly ask for a remote control car when you have bought them a Barbie. Children are fickle things and the thing they love passionately one moment is lying neglected and gathering dust underneath their bed the next.
Anyway the Christmas list is a great opportunity to get children writing with a purpose (if nothing else). they are fairly well motivated to write a list but I find a few accessories can really encourage them. We have lots of fun Christmas themed pencils, stamps and stickers which they can’t wait to use on the writing table. I always have one corner of the house set up for writing and drawing with plenty of access to paper and pencils. It is an Ikea table which I cover with paper and then a top layer of clear plastic to make it a bit more durable. The paper this time is a Christmas table cloth.