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Jun 14, 2017

Why tinted paper helps children with visual stress

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Children can face a lot of obstacles during their time at school. To you, some of them may seem pretty trivial, such as the classic "they don't want to be my friend anymore" conundrum, and some perhaps seem perfectly legitimate, such as "when am I ever going to use algebra after school?"

However, there is one obstacle that causes some children a great deal of discomfort. Many people aren't even aware of this, they wouldn't for a second think to look right down in front of them, at the one piece of equipment that could be the bane of a school child's life: their notebook.

Visual stress

There are a portion of children who suffer from something called visual stress. Whilst children with dyslexia are more likely to have it, the condition is not exclusive to them. You can have dyslexia and not suffer from visual stress and vice versa. Visual stress can cause children great discomfort, which can be brought on by being sensitive to light, reading, and disturbing visual patterns. Stripy patterns are a key example, the kind of patterns you see on a jumper for example, or a shirt, or even in a notebook. It doesn't help either that these offensive lines are printed on glaring white paper, which to a child could feel like having a light shone in their face.

What is the solution?

Discomfort caused by visual stress can cause anxiety and a huge slide in confidence for a child in their abilities at school, but thankfully, there is a solution: tinted note books. Produced with an overlay, printed on coloured paper, they are easier on the eyes and make the experience of reading and writing more comfortable and thus an enjoyable experience.

A child with visual stress is more likely to produce clearer and more accurate work, using a tinted exercise book. Rhino Stationary has a range of exercise books, printed in a variety of colours. It may not seem like much, but to a child these books are an excellent method for reducing stress levels, thus helping to maintain a positive journey throughout their education years.

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