Lie back and close your eyes, with our Relaxation - Babbling Brook Sounds CD you are transported into a green leafy glade with gentle sounds of tinkling water running nearby. The perfect way to easy stress and worries for older care home residents and especially for anyone living with a dementia as it can aid sleep if played beforehand. Also ideal for carers to help unwind - why not buy an extra one to play in whilst driving?
Tactile Fidget Arm Band - Floral is an ideal way to offer a solution to restless hands and avoid having to pick it up if it falls. Fits neatly on the wrist and features lots of varied fabric 'feels' with fun attachments to fiddle and play with. Can help keep the user stimulated and calm. Perfect for anyone living with a dementia , mental illness, ADHD or Autism as can provide comfort and reduce anxiety.
Everyone loves a cheerful sunflower and our Sunflower Growing Kit has everything you need to get yours started. Once the seeds germinate, they will grow fast - why not have a competition to see who can grow the tallest? Or the largest flowerhead? Once replanted outside, the flowers will attract a variety of pollinating insects and the heads can be dried and left out for the birds to feast on the seeds in the autumn. Makes an ideal tactile activity for any care home residents.
Colourful gardening gloves that will appeal to any green-fingered person. Great for use as reminiscence therapy for anyone living with a dementia. Why not get people to put them on and team with a trowel or fork and a little box of soil and plants to get them chatting about past garden stories.
Specially angled handle that stops strain on the wrist and arm. Helps alleviate blisters and sprains that normal garden tools can cause. Tool glides easily through the earth and stops heavyweight clods becoming adhered to the tool. Ideal for anyone with weak wrists or hands. Can be used with our Arm Support Cuff for extra stability.
Celebrate St George's Day or the European Cup with our England Balloons. Large pack of 30 latex balloons that transform any room or garden into a party atmosphere -guaranteed to raise anyone's spirits. Why not give everyone a flag to wave or even wear an English-themed Top Hat! Ideal for care homes to help everyone enjoy national sporting events and celebrations.
Cheer on your favourites with this set of 12 England flags. Lightweight hand held red and white St George's Cross design that are the perfect way to celebrate a special football or other sporting event. Or can be used for decorating sandcastles on a trip to the seaside. Fun accessory for care home residents. Why not take a few to wave when out for a day out?
Cheer on your team with our England Top Hat set. Four hats to wear for any sports events such as football matches or the 2021 Olympics. Why not host your own party too? Can be used with Union Jack Bunting, Union Jack Cake Stand and England Flags - all you need for a great patriotic celebration.Perfect for older care home residents. Hats are fully washable soft fabric for easy hygiene control.
Our Toss and Talk Cube - Talk About Your Senses, helps you to do just that. A fun way to activate conversation in older people. Just toss the cube to a player and choose one of the senses printed on the side - then choose an image on the inside cubes to talk about i.e: 'What might you hear in the woods?'. Incorporates gentle upper body exercise with discussion - perfect activity for care home residents and anyone with a dementia.
Who doesn't love a cute fellow like this? 13 Large Piece Puzzle - Life of a Kitten design that makes a great activity for anyone who has difficulty in gripping small pieces. The lovely large shapes are easy to grip for older hands and is especially good for anyone living with a dementia. Piece are made from durable board.Care homes find these puzzles make good activity resources and can be used over and again.
Fish paste sandwiches and a flask of tea - how many people can remember the Sunday village picnic? Great for reminiscence, this large piece puzzle has big 3.6cm pieces for easy gripping. Makes a great gift for an older loved one.
Lovely large piece that fit easily in the hand - this Puppy Play Time puzzle is the perfect choice for older care home residents. Chunky board shapes that are fun to assemble and the cute puppy gives lots of scope for conversation. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia, this puzzle makes a great gift. Storage box shows the finished picture to follow. See our others in the range.
Perfect for cards or seasonal posters. Why not make a place mat by taking a plain piece of fabric and using our fabric paint pens and stencilling one of the designs to make it unique! Maybe even embellish with buttons/ribbon etc.
Easi Grip Push Down Table Top Scissors are easy to use, simply by pushing down on the 'T' shaped handle. The spring automatically opens the scissors once the pressure is released. Can be used by keeping paper in a fixed position and sliding the scissors along, or by keeping the scissors stable on a non-slip mat and sliding the paper towards the scissors.
Always get a professional finish with our Watercolour Velvet Art Posters, any mishaps gets absorbed by the velvet so you get perfect results every time. Printed on watercolour paper, you can blend colours according to taste. 6 each of 4 designs to delight any art lover. Lovely bold, tactile designs making this an ideal craft activity for older care home residents including anyone with dementia or a sight impairment.
You can design these durable Foam Frames any way you like to be horizontal OR vertical! Simply use the easel pieces to make your frame stand. We recommend permanent markers, acrylic paints, or even foam stickers to decorate! Tape is needed to hold photo in place. Pack of 24 makes this craft set ideal for care home craft activity sessions. Easy craft for all abilities to enjoy.
Create something beautiful with our Tactile Glass Mosaic Set, some smooth and some with ridges that make a lovely craft activity for older care home residents. Large pack of 1300 assorted colours that can be used for decorative place mats, coaster or wall art. Set comes with 3 laying trays to help lay out the pieces in any combination you wish. Simple activity that is suitable for anyone with a dementia too.
Our very own Large Print Pretty Pattern Colouring Book is packed with inspiring pattern just waiting to be brought alive. Thick black outlines are perfect for anyone sight impaired or for those living with a dementia. Pages can be photocopied making this extremely cost-effective for care home activity coordinators. Pages could be copied onto card for use with paint. A4 size and spiral-bound for easy page turning .
This book outlines a framework for art therapy with older adults rooted in a belief in the autonomy and self-efficacy of older adults, including those with dementia or other diseases of later life. Relative to assisted living and dementia-care environments, it details case studies and ideas for using art therapy and encourages increased interactions between older adults in care homes.
Create your own jungle scene - no drawing skills needed with our Stamp a Scene - Rainforest kit. Easy to grip rubber-faced wooden-handled outline stamps in 20 designs including monkeys, snakes, birds and bugs. Just press each into the included stamp pad in either blue or green washable ink and stamp away. Ideal for older care home residents who have difficulty with drawing skills or in gripping a pencil. Instant appeal for dementia patients. Colour in with the 5 pencil crayons for a perfect picture.
Ring the doorbell and peek inside this Doorbell House Tactile Activity. Made from sturdy wood, each side has an opening door with a bell to ring and includes 4 play people. You can even lock/unlock each door and never lose the key as they are securely fastened to a long tape for ease of use. Ideal for older people with a dementia - the action of locking/unlocking doors helps with reminisce therapy. Also keeps hands busy and minds occupied.
Can you match the pattern to the template? This Magic Mosaic game comes with 180 different pattern designs to match. Chunky wooden pieces in both black and white to lay in a variety of positions. Makes a fun game for older people with dementia and can help improve hand/eye coordination, shape sorting and planning skills. Long lasting wood, this game will delight for many years to come.
Story Telling Bags make great activities for care homes and can help older residents stimulate creativity and past memories as well as making great conversation aids. Just select two or three wooden pieces from the bag and use them to make up your own stories. Can be done as a group with each person selecting one piece and telling a story 'in the round' or for a one-to-one therapy aid. Beautifully made wooden pieces in a soft velvety storage bag. Comes with a piece of story text to help get started.
Boredom never need be a problem again with this high quality Never Ending Pattern Game, 104 wooden tiles with semi circles or crosses that can be laid in endless ways to create infinite patterns. Lovely tactile wooden pieces that are easy to grip for older hands. Care homes find this game so easy to set up and will provide hours of fun for all abilities. Encourages hand/eye coordination, pattern/shape awareness and concentration in older people - especially good for anyone with a dementia.
Simple but effective way to get a story going with our Story Starter Cubes. Just throw them and see which words face uppermost to invent your own tale. 6 coloured dice each with 6 assorted story lines - 36 in total. Dice can also be used as conversation aids for care home group sessions, suggestions can help trigger past memories to discuss. Why not add to the activity by having an assortment of hats or accessories to bring the story alive?
Everyone loves a game of 'Badders', and with our Badminton Set you have everything you need to get that shuttlecock flying. Set includes racquets, shuttlecocks, net with stabiliser pegs. Great for outdoor play but could be played indoors if net can be tied to a post either side. Makes a fun way to keep fitness levels high for older care home residents - could be played seated if net is lowered to a suitable height.
Play all your favourite tunes with our Retro Jukebox, with a 21st Century twist. Can be linked to Alexa - just ask what songs you would like to hear and it will play! You can also use it to remind you when to take medication, what events/tasks are planned, catch up on the new and listen to any radio station. Ideal for those living with a dementia - saves writing notes as a reminder. Perfect for use with care home residents and those living independently alike.
Have a go at our new, free puzzle pages! Simply choose a sheet, click on 'Download Sample' and then print them out to create an easy, free activity for individuals and groups alike. ALSO DOWNLOADABLE FREE BULLETINS HERE!...