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Encouraging Academic Success with Personalized Pens and Pencils 

Educators and parents can use a variety of incentives and tools to encourage children in their studies.  It’s important to be careful not to overuse rewards, as students can come to expect such rewards.  However, occasional use of positive reinforcement through incentives can really make a difference for both eager and reluctant learners.  Personalized pens and pencils are excellent choices in simple, but effective, motivational products.

In the classroom setting, personalized pens and pencils may have a class slogan or school mascot depicted.  Schools often use such customized products for simple fundraising in the school stores, but classroom teachers can make use of this type of tool for the purpose of encouraging good behavior or academic performance.  One important consideration is consistency.  Using small tokens as incentives for behavior will lose value if the reward is not consistently given.  However, if a regular program is implemented and maintained, students will often respond well to the expectations of their teachers.

At home, consistency is just as important.  Rewards shouldn’t be overdone, as they can create an entitlement sentiment in children.  If a reward is well suited to the situation, though, it can leave a positive impression on a child, creating a desire to continue to excel.  Personalized pens and pencils are great for recognizing academic milestones such as learning to write, acing a spelling test, or completing some other academic goal.

Parents can encourage good academic skills from the outset of the school year by supplying a child with customized learning materials.  Personalized pens and pencils lend a sense of importance to the start of school, and children love having things that bear their names.  Stationery and notebooks add to this interest and importance.  A well stocked study area that includes these materials allows a child to observe parent priorities and establish his or her own.

Personalized pens and pencils are fun for kids to use, especially when they are colorful and bright.  There are lots of ways to use such tools to recognize kids for their accomplishments, and they provide an inexpensive tool for observing holidays and birthdays in the classroom or at home.  Emphasis on academics can always be made more fun with the use of great tools, especially if they are customized.