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Pelikan Pelikano M Right Handed Fountain Pen - Red
Pelikan Pelikano M Right Handed Fountain Pen - Red
Offered by Sign Materials Direct
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greatly improved handwriting. Just don't flick the clip., 4 Jun. 2015
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I got this fountain pen for my son (age 9) and it has improved my son's handwriting, and his enjoyment of writing, immensely.

It is a leading brand school fountain pen for upper primary age or above, as recommended by school stationery lists in continental Europe. The pen is easy to handle, with a soft-grip area that comes in 2 versions for Left-handed or Right-handed. The design of a proper fountain pen is ideal to help children develop more fluency in their handwriting, due to the elastic response of the nib. The M - size nib gives a medium thickness ink-line, which suits the intermediate stage (younger children should perhaps use a beginners' A-nib, and for them there is a Pelikano Junior version of the pen).

The fountain pen will accept 2 standard small ink cartridges (e.g. royal blue washable ink that can be erased with ink-eraser pens), or one long size cartridge (which was included in the original pen we got), so the child needs to change the cartridge less often.

Now why the 4 star rating?

Other reviewers have described the stiff plastic clip as a design flaw when trying to clip the fountain pen into an adult pocket - well it is a children's pen, and schoolkids aren't really encouraged to clip ink devices to their clothes. BUT - this clip is so stiff indeed that you can't really clip it to anything but a thin sheet of paper, and, on a previously owned pen of the same design the clip did break, so it should be treated with care.

So the pen is a classic, writes beautifully, chunky good looks, and my son loves it. Just don't flick the clip ...


Multiplication 0-12 Flash Cards
Multiplication 0-12 Flash Cards
by Spectrum
Edition: Cards

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed, quality effective learning aid, 26 Nov. 2013
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Initially I ordered these cards to save the time and printer ink compared with printing my own cards, but these add real extra value and features. Printed on high quality smooth playing card material, but double size. So it's the kind of format you hold sideways to shuffle, unless you got hands the size of Hagrid ...
As you show each card to your child the small print in the top left corner facing you shows you what your child sees on the front. So there's no hesitation checking the answer, which can make for fast and furious fun times table challenges.
The enclosed instructions suggest a number of ideas for varying the game, such as "pick the argument card to match the answer".
Highly recommended.


ZooBooKoo Times Tables in Random Order with Secret Decoder and 2 Dry Wipe Pens - Multiplication for 5+ Years
ZooBooKoo Times Tables in Random Order with Secret Decoder and 2 Dry Wipe Pens - Multiplication for 5+ Years
Offered by Bigjigs Toys
Price: £6.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good random multiplication training, 26 Nov. 2013
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This is a fun way of getting children to practise their times tables - the columns are for one times table each, with the advantage of random sequence to give the extra training effect. Attractive, and has the cool "magic" effect to impress. Re-useable over and over again. One thing, rubbing the black strip to reveal the magic ink answer can be tricky, so follow the instructions on the seller's helpful advice sheet. And hugging your mug of tea first helps! All in all, it's mathemagical.


Deutsches Bühnenjahrbuch, Vol.12
Deutsches Bühnenjahrbuch, Vol.12
by Deutscher Buehnenverein
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Not the 2012 edition ! this is a facsimile replica of the 1901 edition. Nicht die Ausgabe 2012 sondern 1901 !, 28 Jan. 2013
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This is NOT the 2012 edition, it is a facsimile replica print of the 1901 stage address directory.
Dies ist NICHT die Ausgabe 2012, sondern ein Faksimile-Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1901 !


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