what white board and where to get?

(24 Posts)
ICanSmellSummerComing Tue 22-Apr-14 13:13:06

DD has said she would like a white board like in class....

MrsBennetsEldest Tue 22-Apr-14 13:15:38

Costco do them with the pens. I think they are about £15 - £20.

catkind Tue 22-Apr-14 13:38:15

Does she mean a little one to hold in her hand, or the big one on the wall? You can get little ones very cheaply online or e.g. we got one that's perfectly functional for a couple of quid in morrisons.

Hawkshaw Tue 22-Apr-14 14:17:35

You can get little ones in Rymans or online for less than a fiver.

ninaprettyballerina Tue 22-Apr-14 15:21:24

The pound shop have them

jamdonut Tue 22-Apr-14 17:00:21

If you have a laminator,just laminate a piece of A4 paper,and you can use dry wipe pens on it!

jamdonut Tue 22-Apr-14 17:01:43

That is as long as it is the glossy pouches!

ArabellaRockerfella Tue 22-Apr-14 17:03:42

Staples do nice big ones which are magnetic too.

Jinty64 Tue 22-Apr-14 17:11:46

Um, how old is dd. you might need to check with her exactly what she means if you haven't already. Ds3 (7) wanted one for his last birthday. It turned out it was an interactive one he wanted. Not happening ds.

Zingy123 Tue 22-Apr-14 17:14:38

Pound shops sometimes have a4 size ones.

Nocomet Tue 22-Apr-14 17:20:55

Make sure she also has a nice big old Tshirt of yours to wear when using it.

The pens do not come off. Dark winter uniform was ok, but I have several ruined summer school dresses.

Ferguson Tue 22-Apr-14 18:44:17

I do hope she is only thinking of the ones for 'dry wipe' pens, and not the Interactive Computer ones, that are £1000 upwards! I guess a 'tablet' or similar would suffice though for the computer kind.

(Oh - just read Jinty64!)

mrz Tue 22-Apr-14 19:24:15

I had a parent last year ask me where to buy an IWB for his son even the price didn't put him off!

simpson Tue 22-Apr-14 20:47:39

Was just going to say £ shop have some atm (bought one for DD to play schools) but have been beaten to it grin

freetrait Tue 22-Apr-14 21:43:57

We have a biggish whiteboard in our kitchen on the wall blush. We all love it smile and we use it loads, both as a noticeboard/to do list/kids write stuff/we write stuff/informal parent-child "teaching" etc. DH bought it on Amazon for about £75. Expensive yes, used loads, yes, worth it, definitely!

ICanSmellSummerComing Tue 22-Apr-14 22:35:15

Great! I had no idea what she means but I know she uses a pen she said she wipes it clean, I am going to Morrisons tomorrow, will have a look then.

Will also check out pound shop.

morethanpotatoprints Tue 22-Apr-14 22:37:44

No, not pound shop.
They are shit and fall to bits straight away, they're a pound.
Pay a few £ more and should last a bit. grin

tara49 Wed 23-Apr-14 23:33:36

He is probably asking for an interactive whiteboard - like a giant I-pad fixed to the wall, not in poundland but you should be able to pick up a second hand one for £4,000!!!

MiaowTheCat Thu 24-Apr-14 07:43:44

We use the fridge door with whiteboard pens to write shopping lists and immature insults to each other about having stinky bums.

juniper44 Thu 24-Apr-14 23:29:11

SMART boards are about a grand...

jamdonut Fri 25-Apr-14 22:48:12

Nocomet. Are you sure she was using drywipe pens??? They come off clothing really easily. They ink goes sort of powdery when you wipe it off the whiteboards ( the kids tend to clean them on the class carpet!!!)

Incidentally, if you accidently use marker pen on a whiteboard ,if you scribble over it with dry wipe pen it then wipe,it comes off a treat!

Xihha Sat 26-Apr-14 02:17:28

I got an A2 sized one with a pen and magnets from Wilkinsons for £4, and poundland do packs of 5 different coloured white board pens. (not that I waste ages colour coding messages and making them look pretty at all)

Interactive whiteboards have 'pens' that you 'wipe off' too!

Nocomet Sat 26-Apr-14 10:02:02

Definitely white board pen, unfortunately it behaves very differently on fabric. The pigment sinks in and it's impossible to remove.

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