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With the best school supplies, ace the Back-to-School Season!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 2:26:30 PM Asia/Dubai

Thrive this Academic Year 2023: Must-Have Back-to-School Supplies

The beginning of a new academic session is a special time for kids. It's a fresh start, a time for new beginnings, and a chance to set new goals for the year. The excitement of meeting new teachers and classmates, exploring new subjects, and learning new things is something that children look forward to with great anticipation.
The start of the school year is not just about academics; it's also a time for kids to enjoy the simple pleasures of purchasing new school supplies. Nothing quite compares to the excitement of opening a brand-new notebook or a package of brand-new textbooks. 

The thrill of selecting the right pen or pencil, checking its smoothness on a new piece of paper, and visualizing all the stories and ideas that will be captured in those pages - it's a lovely moment that every student awaits. 

It's the most exciting time of year when even the little details make the back-to-school season so memorable. Whether it's a trendy water bottle, a sparkly pencil pouch, or a sturdy backpack with your kid’s favorite cartoon character on it: It’s a rite of passage that every kid deserves to experience.

And when it comes to shopping for school essentials, Al Masam Stationery Store is a favorite among both kids and parents alike! From backpacks to lunch boxes, Al Masam has everything you need to kickstart your school year in style!

Back-to-school essentials you need to add to your cart to start the year off right.

Lunch Boxes & Water Bottles:

Staying hydrated and well-nourished throughout the day is crucial for students. At Al Masam, we have numerous designs of lunch boxes and water bottles that are perfect for school. Our collection includes options in various colors, shapes, and styles that blend your preferences. Whether you prefer a classic stainless steel water bottle or a trendy lunchbox, we've got many options you can pick from.

Schoolbags & Backpacks:

Carrying around heavy textbooks & stationery can be a hassle, but you can make it easy for your kids with the right schoolbag or backpack. At Al Masam, we have a variety of school bags and backpacks in various designs, colors, and sizes. Our collection includes options for both boys and girls from animated to cool trolley designs.

Book Covering Sheets & Rolls:

Textbooks are an essential part of any school year, and keeping them protected is just as important.  We have great options for book covering sheets and rolls that can help protect your textbooks from damage. Choose from transparent, patterned, or colored sheets.

Pencil, Tablet Cases, and Pouches:

Keeping your pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners and other small school supplies organized helps avoid losing them or making a mess, especially with kids. At Al Masam, we have a variety of pencil and tablet cases and pouches in different styles and designs. Whether you prefer a classic pouch or a trendy pencil case, we've got you covered.

Writing Supplies:

Get creative with your writing supplies! Our collection includes an array of shapes, ink, and styles to match your needs. From colorful pens to funky,  graphite pencils, sketch pens, and colorful markers you're sure to find something that will make your writing pop this new session!

Wrap up

Shopping for school supplies can be fun and engaging when you do it with Al Masam. We offer a range of innovative and stylish school supplies that can help kids stand out.

So, why settle for boring school supplies when you can make a statement with Al Masam's back-to-school essentials? Let’s make your academic year a success. Visit us today and let us help you prepare for the new school year.

Comments | Posted in School Supplies By Ahmed AL Masam

What every business needs

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 2:22:28 PM Asia/Dubai

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Comments | Posted in Office Supplies By Ahmed AL Masam

Al Masam school supplies- Your Companion for Exam Season in the UAE

Office supplies are like the unsung heroes of every office - they may not always get the recognition they deserve, but they play a vital role in ensuring a smooth and efficient workplace. From the humble stapler to the trusty pen, office stationery essentials are a must-have for any business or organization.

But it's not just about having any plain old stationery - having the right office supplies is crucial for a productive and organized workspace. Imagine trying to run a business without printing paper, pens, or folders - it would be chaos! That's why investing in quality office supplies is a no-brainer.

So, whether you're running a large corporation or working from home, don't underestimate the importance of having the right office essentials.
At Al Masam, we’ve got all the office supplies you need to stay organized, focused, and motivated throughout your workday.

Get Your Work in Order: The Ultimate Guide to Office Supplies

Executive diaries and desk planners

Don't let your tasks and to-do lists take over your life! A planner or diary can be your trusty sidekick in the battle against disorganization. At Al Masam, we offer a variety of planner diaries in different styles, so you can slay your goals in style. From classic leather-bound to trendy floral, we've got you covered.

Files, folders, and filing accessories

Let's face it, no one wants to be drowning in a sea of papers and documents. That's where file folders and cabinets come in - the ultimate heroes of office organization. At Al Masam, we've got all the sizes and colors you could dream of, so you can keep your documents organised.

Office writing supplies

From scribbling down to-do lists to signing important contracts, writing instruments are the backbone of any office worker's toolkit. At Al Masam, we've got all the pens, and pencils, highlighters you could ever want, including fancy fountain pens for when you're feeling extra fancy. We also offer markers with inclusive tip sizes and a variety of ink colors to choose from, so you can add some flair to your notes and documents.

Office bags, shoulder & corporate bags

Imagine yourself carrying a sleek and stylish backpack to the office every day. We have a special selection of corporate backpacks and laptop bags with plenty of compartments and pockets to hold all your stationery supplies, as well as your laptop, charger, and other office essentials. With durable materials that can withstand daily wear and tear and a never-ending range of color options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect backpack for your needs.

Sticky notes & bookmarks

Let's be real, our memory isn't always the best, which is why sticky notes and bookmarks are helpful. Whether you need to jot down a reminder, bookmark an important page, or leave a little note for your co-worker, Al Masam's range of sticky notes and bookmarks has got you covered. Plus, they come in all colors and shapes, so you can express your creative side too!

Paper Clips, Pins, and Binder Clips

Who says office supplies can't be stylish? Our range of paperclips at Al Masam come in all sorts of designs and colors - from classic metal to playful plastic clips - making them the perfect accessory for any paperwork. Plus, they'll keep your papers together and make you look like a pro at the same time!

Office desk supplies

A cluttered desk can be a productivity killer, and that's where a desk organizer comes in handy. Our selection of desk organizers includes options for different desk sizes and materials, ensuring that your office space stays organized and clutter-free. We have it all office drawers and desk sets, filing cabinets paper trays, racks, and bookends.

Office Essentials

The right office supplies can make all the difference in productivity and efficiency. That's why we offer a full selection of office supplies essentials, including paper cutters and scissors, staplers and staple pins, rubber bands, and punching machines.

Notebooks, Memos, and Registers

Notebooks are ideal for taking notes during brainstorming sessions and meetings, as well as for managing your daily to-do lists, significant dates, and even personal objectives. It's the ideal tool for organizing your thoughts and taking action on them. We provide many types of notebooks, including spiral-bound, hardcover, and softcover options. We have notebooks & notepads for everyone, from simple patterns to vibrant and eye-catching covers. 

Are you tired of working in a dull and uninspiring office? Well, it's time to spice things up with the perfect office supplies from Al Masam! Our selection of top-quality office supplies will not only help you stay organized and efficient but also unleash your creativity and productivity.

We understand that no two offices are the same, which is why we offer a variety of styles and sizes to suit your unique needs. Don't let your workspace hold you back - visit us today and take the first step towards a brighter, more vibrant office!

Comments | Posted in School Supplies By Ahmed AL Masam

The Top 10 Art Supplies Every Artist Should Have in Their Toolkit

Thursday, April 27, 2023 8:09:55 PM Asia/Dubai

The Top  Art Supplies Every Budding Artist Should Have in Their Toolkit


While talent, skill, and passion for art are quintessential while creating a stunning art masterpiece; let’s be real - without the right art supplies you will be like a chef without a knife. Wish to transform your art supplies from ‘meh’ to ‘Oh la laa’? 

Let's quickly dive into the top 10 art supplies that are a must have in your art arsenal.

Top 10 Art Supplies for beginners - Tried and Tested

As an artist just starting out, you and I both know that the right art supplies have the ability to bring your vision to life. So grab your favorite cup of coffee, and let’s get artsy!

  1. Brushes and Painting Tools


Add some serious strokes of genius to your artwork with our oh-so-good range of brushes and painting tools that are no less than a magic wand. Ready to give Leonardo da Vinci some competition? Here are my favorite picks from Al Masam’s art supplies stock - 

Mont Marte Artist Brush Set w/ Easel Wallet 17pc 

With 17 different brushes, you'll have a wide variety to choose from, including flats, rounds, filberts, and more. 


Tear-off palette A3 40 Sheets

40 sheets of high-quality, non-absorbent paper that come with a thumb hole for easy holding and maneuvering. Say bye to tedious palette cleaning rituals with this tear-off palette!


  1. Paints 


With a rainbow of colours at your fingertips, Almasam’s widest range of painting including acrylics, oils, watercolors or gouache, will make your creativity flow like a Pablo Picasso painting. Sharing a list of faithful companions from our art supplies stock for every artist’s brush -


Vallejo Paints

Vallejo Paints is a brand of high-quality acrylic paints available in a wide range of colours and finishes. Shop for Vallejo paints online on Al Masam - Vallejo’s esteemed reseller and grab attractive deals today.


Mont Marte Acrylic Paint Set 18 Piece

The Mont Marte Acrylic Paint Set 18 Piece is an amazing pick for budding artists who want a versatile and high-quality acrylic paint set that won't break the bank.


  1. Finishes, Oils & Mediums


A perfect finish is what differentiates a good art piece from a great one. Our finishes, oils, and mediums can help you achieve the flawless finish your artwork deserves! 


Vallejo Satin Varnish 519-60ML

Add the perfect final touch to your artwork with Vallejo’s Satin Varnish. It provides a glossy finish to your painted surfaces also protecting them from scratches, dust, and UV rays.


  1. Drawing Pencils and Erasers

Trust us, your canvas and your wallet will thank us for sharing this amazing range of drawing pencils and erasers that never fail to impress. Here’s a curated list of our favorite drawing pencils and erasers that are guaranteed to be the absolute best ones just for you -


Derwent Sketching Pencils, Wooden Box, 72 Count

Feast your eyes on the Derwent Sketching Pencils Wooden Box Set of 72. It's a game-changer, baby! Add a touch of sophistication and tackle any sketching project with this amazing range of sketching pencils from grades 9B to H.


Book Shaped Erasers Nata® 2036 Assorted Colours

Looking to add some pizzazz to your eraser collection? Look no further than the Nata® 2036 Book Shaped Erasers! Add a touch of whimsy to your desk or pencil case with this fancy eraser.


  1. Color Pencils and Oil Pastels



Don’t settle for boring - Add the best colours and hues to your artwork with Al Masam’s cool range of Color Pencils and Oil Pastels. Here’s how you can add vibrant shades to your drawings, doodles, and sketches -


Derwent Colored Pencils Metal Tin

Treat yourself to Derwent Colored Pencils which has a range of 72 colors to choose from. You'll have every shade under the sun at your fingertips. Each pencil is crafted with Derwent's renowned quality, featuring a smooth and rich core that delivers superior color laydown and blending capabilities.


  1. Canvas Frames, Canvas Boards and Pads


Canvas frames, boards, and pads are an excellent choice for budding artists and hobbyists who are looking for a durable, versatile, and professional-looking surface to showcase their talents.


Tara Acrylic Primed Poly Cotton Canvas 73" X 6 Yd

Measuring a generous 73" x 6 yd, this canvas from Tara provides ample space for you to unleash your creativity and create stunning pieces of art.



  1. Easels



Whether you're a professional artist, an amateur hobbyist, or an art enthusiast simply looking for a way to showcase your favorite art pieces, easels from our art supplies collection are the perfect choice. Here is our favorite recommendation -


Mont Marte Floor Easel w/Tilt Beech Wood

This easel has a strong and long-lasting design that can withstand the wear and tear of regular use, ensuring a stable and secure platform for your artwork. 



  1. Paper Rolls & Loose Sheets



Paper Rolls and Loose Sheets are an essential art supplies for any artist. They allow artists to express themselves in fresh, bold and exciting ways. From blank sheets to textured paper rolls, the possibilities are endless, and the results are often astonishing.

Colour Paper 80gsm A4 50sheet Assorted colour

Whether for school projects or professional endeavors, the Colour Paper 80gsm A4 50sheet Assorted colour papers are sure to impress and inspire. Ditch the boring white paper and choose this assorted range today!


  1. Cases & Bags



A sturdy, good looking and reliable case or bag is an absolute must-have for carrying those stunning pieces of art. Whether on a road trip, a hike, or a flight, or at home, these tools allow artists to take their art with them, no matter where they want to go. With durable materials and secure fastenings, cases and bags keep fragile art supplies safe and secure at home and outside.


Teloman Tech-Style Grande Folio Carry Case A2

The Teloman Tech-Style Grande Folio Carry Case A2 is no less than a wingman for your art supplies. if you're tired of dragging along a hodgepodge of art supplies in a flimsy bag, it's time to upgrade to the Tech-Style Grande Folio Carry Case.


  1. Apron



Want to protect your clothes while staying stylish and comfortable, all while working with your favorite art supplies? Whether you're painting, sculpting, or crafting, you will need an apron that is both functional and fashionable.



Why settle for a boring and drabby apron when you can have one that's stylish, affordable and functional? With multiple pockets for holding your art supplies, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. Order yours today!

You can buy all of this and even more with Al Masam - All online without ever leaving your cozy couch. So why wait? Level-up your art supplies collection today with Al Masam, and unleash your inner artist like never before!


Comments | Posted in Art Supplies By Ahmed AL Masam

Is art a stress reliever? Why art is good for your health

Monday, March 16, 2020 10:28:46 AM Asia/Dubai

Have you ever had the feeling that your routines in life are taking a toll on your emotional well-being? You might be successful in catching up with your challenging schedules however on an emotional front, a lot may be piling up in the form of stress, anxiety over meeting all expectations tossed at you and keeping up with the rat race we call life!, Hands down -  being anxious is the worst, most abysmal and dreadful feeling ever. It creates a vacuum in the mind and body of a person that makes him feel unworthy and invaluable. The feelings of stress, if not controlled, can even lead a person to destroying his life and the lives of other individuals related to him. However, the fact of the matter is that we all tend to feel physically and emotionally exhausted at some point in our lives. The problem arises when the feelings of stress take permanent hold of your mind, heart, body, and soul.

Art and its impact on stress

People don’t know that there is nothing more powerful and efficacious than art in healing a mentally wounded and emotionally scarred person. There is something special, unique, and captivating in art that helps a person in dealing with stress in the best way possible. It is for this reason that there is a dedicated field known as art therapy to help people get over stress, anxiety and a range of mental health issues.

No matter your skills, whether you can give Picasso a run for his money or have trouble drawing a single straight line, the one thing for sure is that art is one of the most fantastic means of dealing with stress. You might not believe it, but art is a stress-free zone that tends to take away all the worries and sorrows of a person and rejuvenates his soul. Here’s more on how art helps reduce stress:

1. It is a form of self-care

In the hustle and bustle of life, we often forget that we deserve and need a bit of time to dedicate to self-care. This downtime is necessary to rejuvenate our bodies and minds. Taking even a few minutes of your day to devote to art can go a long way in terms of reducing stress levels and at the end, you would have something beautiful to show for the time dedicated to it.

2. It reduces stress hormones

As per the results of a research study conducted by Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, 75% of the participants’ cortisol levels (stress hormones) started reducing within 5 minutes of making art. This goes on to show how helpful art can prove to be in terms of getting over anxiety and stress. 

3. It helps express feelings and thoughts

At times, we have feelings and thoughts that simply cannot be expressed for whatever reasons. The inability to express and communicate these emotions can lead to severe mental and physical health concerns in the long run. Engaging in art can help you express these thoughts and emotions as it opens a channel of communication and expression. It can be your outlet for expressing a range of emotions and views – things that you might not be able to communicate with others as openly, thereby helping you avert long term health issues.

If you want to fill your life with vibrant hues and attractive images, then you need to get your hands on high quality art material from Al Masam. Check out our Artist Material and purchase products from leading brands including Folkart, Sakura, Marabu, Lefranc & Bourgeois, Canson, MOD PODGE,  ALTECO, COPIC, Daler Rowney and many more!

Comments | Posted By Ahmed AL Masam

Office stationery essentials for a startup business

Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:54:44 AM Asia/Dubai

“If I were a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on.” – John Turturro, Italian-American actor, writer, filmmaker

Every business requires basic and fundamental necessities to prosper, survive, grow, and expand within a certain amount of time. Some of you might think that perfect strategic planning and strong leadership is all that businesses perhaps need these days to mark the perfect start and grow with the passage of time. However, before even all that, you need to assess the tools/resources needed to make the cog-wheels of your flagship to start rolling ahead in the market, and your office stationery is the one under-estimated tool that actually helps you get there! Like several others, you might also consider stationery an irrelevant and baseless requirement for the growth and success of a company; however, the truth of the matter is that sometimes, even the smallest gestures and minute things like customized and creative stationery can make a big difference to the growth of the organization. Therefore, it is not always necessary to go for something huge and extravagant right at the start of your business venture because chasing the giant might end up making you feel incapable and worthless - that is certainly not what a fresh entrepreneur with zero experience in business would want, right?

One of the most powerful and influential writers, Charles Dickens said, “There was something comfortable in having plenty of stationery” and we cannot agree more to this idea because without stationery, it would be impossible for people to pour out their visionary, creative, innovative, and sometimes profit-making ideas on paper. Consequently, every business setup should have office stationery essentials that are likely to be consumed in daily business operations. Here are some of the basic office essentials in terms of stationery items that must be present in every office.

Rough work pads and notebooks:

It is rather normal for people to assume that papers, diaries, notebooks, and rough-work-pads are no longer required in the offices these days as ideas can easily be poured down on the laptop, computer, and other electronic and technological gadgets available so commonly. However, the majority of people with creative and intellectual powers would agree with the fact that only stationery has the power to stir up ideas. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that every creative mind at your workplace would want the stationery to kick and toss ideas around.

Clip boards, binders, and files:

Have you ever been to some of the best and most reputable business organizations and thought how everything in their office is likely to showcase and reflect their vision and objective? Certainly, after seeing customized folders, pins, tags, and files you might have thought that there is something extraordinary for every business setup in owning a set of customized stationery. Thus, we must say that every big and small business should have essential and customized office stationery items including files, folders, tags, etc. More so, how else would you expect your employees to organize their documents?

Pens, pencils, and correctors:

How irritated would you get if you want to pour down new and mind-blowing ideas and don’t have a proper notebook or pad to write on? Wouldn’t you get frustrated when you want to make things more prominent and visible on paper and don’t have the right highlighters, or simply want to use various colors in your paper presentation and don’t have markers? Surely, there is nothing more vexatious and irksome than experiencing such moments while working. For this reason, ensuring the presence of some of the most essential office stationery items including pens is important for every organization.

Writing accessories:

There is nothing more irritating than not being able to find some writing instruments and accessories while working on an important project. It is mandatory for the administrative and management department in every office to make sure that the workplace is equipped with all important and useful writing products and accessories

Adhesive materials:

All working professionals would agree with the fact that time and again Glue stick, paper clips, pins, and binders form a very integral part of the daily office needs, else otherwise it would be impossible to compile papers together. Therefore, adhesive products and stuff that can be used for the compilation of documents should be present at your ready disposal.

Reading-friendly products:

If your work demands intense reading, then you must know that buying reading-friendly products and stuff like magnifying glasses, book ends, and magnetic products is important for you. By doing this, you will be able to complete the task of reading without getting irritated, exhausted and tired.

If you are planning to set up your own business in the near future and don’t have any idea about important stationery items that must be present in your office, then going through the range available at Al Masam would be a great idea for you. Check out our special tab on our website called OFFICE ESSENTIALS, under the Office Supplies and get ready to get your hands on some of the finest, most pocket-friendly bits of stationery right away!

Comments | Posted By Ahmed AL Masam

Are you geared up for your child's school lunch boxes and water bottles?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:58:01 PM Asia/Dubai

Back in the days, lunch boxes and water bottles weren’t a big deal at all. Parents would simply pack lunch in a container and add in a disposable water bottle for the child to take to school. At the end of the day, both the bottle and container were discarded and a new one would be packed for school the next day.

Things have however changed with the passage of time and now we see parents actually conducting research on the different types of water bottles and lunch boxes for their kids. They are interested in ensuring affordability, quality materials and that both the supplies are eco-friendly and reusable.   

Children are on their own when at school so they should be able to use their bags, lunch boxes and water bottles. This signifies the need for the school supplies that you provide them to be easily operable. The child must be able to open, use and close it properly without seeking help. During the warm summer months, children feel thirsty and need to stay hydrated from time to time. This calls for them to open and close the bottle repeatedly multiple times in a day. Despite rough use, the bottle should operate properly and stay functional.

Moreover, considering the consistent use of plastics and other harmful materials among school suppliers, children must be provided with supplies that are made of hazard free materials. Go for water bottles and lunch boxes made of materials that don’t start to malfunction after a month’s use. Make sure that the new lunch box and water bottle of your child has the following:

Materials used

Lunch boxes and water bottles made out of plastic are a big no for a variety of reasons. Bottles and lunch boxes that are manufactured with plastic often contain harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalates and epoxy that is used to join different sections and stop leakage. Once the water touches these, it shares minute quantities of harmful chemicals and children end up drinking it. Same goes for lunch boxes, as plastic boxes may contain similar contents that cause harm to the food that the child eventually consumes.


School kids must be provided with accessories such as bottle and lunch boxes made out of steel, have provisions for leak protection, and are properly insulated to avoid leakages and it also helps in maintaining the water temperature inside the bottle. Thermoses and flasks with internal glass coating assure excellent insulation and protection against leaks.


It is best to give your child bottles and lunchboxes that are made of durable materials but are lightweight. Lunch box must have enough space inside and having compartments would be more beneficial. Each compartment can carry different food items that your child can enjoy during lunch interval. The lightweight of the box will help the child carry it easily without feeling tired.

Easy to clean

Whenever you decide to buy lunch box and water bottles for your child – make sure to buy those that are easy to clean. This will save you considerable time and effort during the day.

Last but not the least, make sure that you keep your child’s likes and dislikes in mind when choosing between multiple options. Remember, your child has his own personality and the supplies you get for him has the power to resonate his personality amidst his school buddies. Not only that, if your child likes the design of the lunch box and water bottle, he may even be a lot more excited to use them!

If you are looking to purchase high quality lunch boxes and water bottles for your child, then make sure that you check out the ones available at today!

Comments | Posted By Ahmed AL Masam

Choosing the Right Pencil Case and Packing It with Just the Right Stuff!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:20:38 PM Asia/Dubai

The month of August generally marks the onset of schools re-opening and prepping up for the new academic year ahead. A pencil case seemingly symbolizes to be the least of your worries as a parent at this time, however in truth it is one of the most vital & basic support system to equip your child with, as it faithfully withstands pressures of all kinds. From being stuffed & tossed into a school bag upon hearing the last school bell to mischievously clonking a fellow classmate’s head with it, a pencil case truly endures a turbulent ride in a student’s life! If anything, choosing the right pencil case is one of the most important stationery decisions you will ever take as a parent. Not only is it a space for you to keep your pens, pencils and other stationery items safe, it is also going to be the main feature of your desk all through the academic session.

If truth be told, the utilization of a good pencil case has a number of benefits to offer. To begin with, it makes for an orderly backpack, while ensuring that the supplies packed within it remain in good condition. However, you need to decide which pencil case would work best for you at school. There really aren’t any rights and wrongs here. But there are certain elements that would help you pick the right pencil case for yourself. These include:

Its size

When considering the size of the pencil case, you also need to consider the writing utensils that you will need to take to school. Do you need just a few pens, or do you require pencils, highlighters, pens and color pencils too? Choose a size accordingly.

Its Material

There are multiple options available in this regard from soft and squishy ones to sturdy wooden ones. Remember, while wooden boxes tend to last longer, it is easier for them to get contaminated with bacteria. For kids, soft and squishy pencil cases that are regularly cleaned out are the right choice.

Its Style

There is literally no need for pencil cases to be dull and boring. With so many options to choose from, you can easily pick the craziest and funniest ones as per your liking and preferences.

Packing Your Pencil Case: What Goes in And What Stays Out?

Now that you are sorting out your school supplies, it would just make sense for you to stuff everything in your pencil case, right? WRONG! With so many supplies to choose from, it is important for you to pick the right ones to keep in your pencil case. This would however depend on what you will be doing at school. While there are accessories that encourage learning, others are, in most cases, not as useful or required.

So, what exactly should you pack for school? Let’s take a look!

Basic Supplies

Your pencil case must always have a:

If you are an elementary school student, then you will definitely require art supplies too to take part in creative activities like art projects, painting and drawing. Hence, you should consider adding the following to your pencil case too:

For high school students, calculators and protractors will also be required as well. In most cases, they would need a separate geometry box too.

Pack from The Largest to The Smallest

Start packing your pencil case with the items that will take up the most space. Place them at the bottom of the case. This includes protractors, scissors and calculators. Doing so will give you a base for the smaller items, including sharpeners, pens and pencils. Not only that, it will also give your pencil case a neater look.

 Make Sure That You Clean Out Your Pencil Case Regularly

With the passage of time, you will find your pencil case full of notes and pencil shavings. To keep it clean, it is important for you to throw out what you don’t need. Any broken crayons and pencils should be discarded along with dulling highlighters and markers. This way, your case will remain neat and tidy all through the year.

If you want to fill up your pencil case with practical and durable stationery items, then don’t forget to check our school stationery collection right away!

Comments | Posted By Ahmed AL Masam

School days are amazing and nostalgic, especially that first day when the school reopens after vacations. It brings with it the feel, excitement, hope and the promise that your child will study harder than the previous session. In short, the first day of school brings with it a new resolve that they'll do all they can to make this year more memorable, enriching and fulfilling. More than that, the new day at school requires you to equip your child with the essential items that he/she will need all through the year.

As a child, if there was something that I looked forward to at the start of the new school year, it was that of my trip to the stationery shop!. If anything, my father loved collecting stationery, so it was a ritual that got both of us equally excited! Those colorful erasers, artsy mechanical pencils, innovative sharpeners, brightly colored arts & crafts material and the irresistible notebooks and school bags all laid out on the shelves – a sight we simply couldn’t have enough of. Even just writing down this list has got me reminiscing about those beautiful, care-free childhood days where all I wanted to do upon going back to school was , catch up with my buddies & eventually  show off my new stationery items to my friends & admire theirs!

Now, irrespective of whether you visit a stationery shop, or choose to shop online, it is important for you to let your child choose their preferred stationery items as he/she knows what teachers have, or would ask for. It's going to be an exciting visit so get ready and stay focused:

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The Minimum Essentials

These are stationery items that will come in handy in every class. Also, these are the minimum that every child, including yours, should have for them to do well in about 80% of their lessons at school. Having these stationery items will help your kid do their homework and manage the first few weeks at school with ease. Hence, the minimums would include:

According to the subject

It is important that your child has all the stationery items according to the subject. In any case, arts and crafts teachers typically ask their students to bring a variety of stationery items ranging from coloring pencils, stencils, glue guns and, or adhesives, and painting supplies to name a few. In terms of crafts, children will learn about many things during arts and crafts classes. Some common stationery items that your child will be asked to bring to school include:

Similarly, your child’s mathematics teacher would require them to have a geometry box containing a ruler, compass, protractor, a set square, graph paper in case the teacher asks for it, and a scientific calculator. So don’t forget getting your hands on these when stationary-shopping.

A variety of papers

Teachers ask children to bring different types of papers. These include loose A4 sized sheets of plain paper and graph paper. Sometimes, lined/ruled sheets are also required so make sure that your kids have those too. A basic checklist of papers would include the following:

Having all these as well as other stationery items will ensure that your kid doesn't have to ask around for these from their friends at school. Always pay attention to any stationery items your child needs and make sure to buy those as soon as you can. Keep your child up-to-date and well-equipped for school as it will help make them a keen learner and & motivated to strive ahead in their class.

Teach your child to stay organized

Considering the sheer amount of stationery that you are going to get for your child, it is vital for you to teach them to keep it organized. In any other case, they might end up losing bits of stationery every now and then. Teach them to keep their pencils, eraser, ruler etc. in their pencil case right after they are done using them. While you’re at it, don’t forget to get them a year planner, dividers and an A4 ring-binder to keep their loose papers organized.

A good way to maintain track of stationery supplies & re-order them on time is to maintain a small whiteboard/bulletin board in a common area of the house (e.g. kitchen) where in your children can keep writing what they would want or have run out of (parents can add in their requirements too!).

At an agreed interval of time (e.g. weekly) the list can be reviewed jointly by parents and children and the finalized list can be purchased over the weekend so that kids are armed with all the stationery supplies to battle out the week ahead in school!
Stationery has the power to stir up all types of emotions, from comfortable to creative. It’s alluring, addictive, and could in many ways be attributed to your success in many walks of life.

 “The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.”
– Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian author, speaker, and journalist
“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep, I wrote in the dark.”
– Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, naturalist, and philosopher

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Comments | Posted By Ahmed AL Masam

Back to School with Al Masam

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:35:39 AM Asia/Dubai

It's that time of year again!

We can see children and young adults eagerly checking out stationary and school supply aisles.

I was a student a very long time ago. However, it's still true that no matter what store I go to friends and family are bound to find me wandering through the "magical" aisles of school/office supplies.

Its universally agreed upon in the student community that it's as much about style as it is about functionality! I mean who doesn't want to be equipped with the latest and greatest in school supply inventions!

A colorful binder, smoothly flowing pens, inspirational notebooks and a shiny new bag back are all the excitement or motivation when you're on your way in the new school year.

So, we can safely say that an upcoming school year means more school supplies.

At AMS, we promise to offer a huge selection of back to school supplies that are unique, easy to use, of high quality and long lasting.

We are proud to say that our purchasing team is tasked with rounding up items that you like at the prices you like. Our range includes products that have been relied upon by generations of students young and old and we are vigilant about maintaining those high standards of merchandize and service.

Whether its intimidating for you or not your back to school transition will be made smooth with us at AMS.

What's your favorite back to school must have?

AMS (Al Masam Stationery)

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