I think I have turned my 8-year-old niece into a notebook fan! A couple of years ago, we started playing “spy” a lot when I’d visit. For me, of course, half the fun of playing spy has always been that it’s an excuse to carry a notebook and write things down! So that was always very much part of the game, and my niece continues to write spy notes in store-bought notebooks or even handmade ones like this:
She seems to quite like writing down her observations and experiences in general, not just when she’s spying. We’ll see how this habit develops and changes as she gets older!