Using Scent to Motivate Kids
Want to reduce “test stress” during exam crunch time? Infuse the air with orange scent! In “The Smell is Right—Using Scents to Enhance lIfe” Sally Augustin, Ph.D, reports that the scent of orange reduces anxiety, even in extremely stressful situations—such as a visit to the dentist.
Various scents drift throughout our days—influencing our moods and behaviour. The heavenly smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven makes us happy while the repugnant harsh odour of decaying garbage or smoke can quickly transform a pleasant day into an unpleasant one.
The powerful reaction to the scents we encounter just might explain why Smencils scented pencils, imported from the United States, are such an enormous hit in the UK! Boys and girls alike love to receive scented Smencils as a classroom reward for hard work and as unique fun birthday party favours. There’s a wide variety of ways you can utilise them:
- Create little “exam” bags filled with Smencils, a few pieces of candy, motivational stickers, and notepads to motivate kids who are cramming for special tests or extra-challenging exams.
- Motivate kids to stay on task by rewarding them with a favourite Smencil scented-pencil when they complete a weekly study goal or task.
- Slip a package of Smencils into your child’s backpack as a surprise treat for him or her to discover at school.
- To use as party gifts at kid’s birthday parties, wrap a cheery ribbon and bow around a bunch of Smencils in assorted scents and place in pencil holders at individual table settings.
Infused with award-winning tantalising scents that are guaranteed to last for two entire years, Smencil “smelly” pencils are in huge demand with kids and adults who are still pretty much kids at heart!
Choose from a wide collection of Smencil graphite pencils scented with fragrance ranging from sugary sweet to exotically spicy: Cinnamon, Bubble Gum, Orange, Watermelon, Tropical Blast, Cotton Candy, Very Berry, Grape, Root Beer and Black Cherry or Tropical Blast, Bubble Gum, Cinnamon, Candy Floss and a Mystery Scent.
Here are some fun and educational links to help you discover more about the power of scent and the benefits of purchasing recycled products such as Smencils.