1. Whiteboards and whiteboard markers
Somehow, using these can transform any learning activity that involves writing, i.e. math and spelling, into an exciting time. Buy these at any office supply store, or visit Markerboard People for a huge variety of boards and inexpensive markers.
2. A timer
Most kids like being timed. Whether you are timing them on knowing their math facts, reading a poem, or spelling a word, adding the element of speed will make learning activities feel more like games.
3. Smelly markers
Smelly markers, the thick, colorful scented markers that come in a blue box, can...