Shopping for school supplies is a rite of passage for most students. Everyone has memories of painstakingly choosing the pencils, notebooks, and folders they will use for the entire school year.
Whether your child is going to an in-person school, homeschooling, or studying online, choosing fun and unique items can lighten the mood and add some fun to your child’s education. Consider adding a few whimsical items like scented erasers to surprise your young scholar and brighten the upcoming school days.
Gone are the days when every pupil had the same boring eraser. While the flat pink staple certainly did the job, it was mundane and uninspiring. Luckily, today’s students have fun alternatives. For example, scented erasers are the latest craze, with adorable varieties including:
• Pastel-colored macaron erasers with a vanilla scent
• Fruit-scented icy pop puzzle erasers that children can mix and match
• Strawberry-scented erasers housed in whimsical glittery barrels that work like mechanical pencils
• A package of strawberry-scented unicorns that come with their own giant rainbow
• Matching pink and purple unicorns that smell like cotton candy
• Unicorns masquerading as donuts (both in looks and scent) that students can mix and match
With so many available options, you can have fun buying an eraser (or two or three) customized to your child’s particular interest!
While many schools have shifted away from paper and pen to a computer and keyboard. However, research shows that students who physically take notes generally internalize the information better and retain the facts longer.
To help encourage your young scholar to embrace the note-taking process, consider giving them a fun and creative notebook. One option is to choose a notebook with bling, such as one covered in glitter or fun and inspiring designs. A fun or flashy choice allows your little scholar to make a bold and personal statement! Your child might also enjoy other options, such as an ombre notebook featuring graduated colors and interesting geometric designs, one featuring a favorite animal or character, or even one personalized with your child’s name and favorite photo!
Pencils have come a long way since their invention in 1795. There are now mechanical pencils that never need sharpening; graphite drawing pencils in all different shades; colored pencils in oil-based, watercolor, and pastel varieties; and whimsical pencils that allow students to express themselves.
One unique option is a set of pencils with inspirational quotes on them. There are pencils available in a variety of colors and styles that provide students with a gentle reminder and confidence boost with inspirational words such as:
• Focus on the positive
• Follow your dreams
• Believe in yourself
• Build a powerful mind
• Enjoy every moment
• Savor the simple things
• Feel inspired every day
Because children spend a large portion of their childhood in school, selecting the right school supplies can make a real difference in your young one’s life. By choosing a few whimsical and creative items, such as scented erasers or notebooks with bling, you can help your child feel relaxed and excited about each school day!