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Reminiscence Box - 1950/60s Household - another in our popular series of Reminiscence Boxes©, with carefully chosen nostalgic items that would have been used in a typical domestic household. Items are highly tactile and are designed to trigger past memories and encourage conversation and discussion about people's experiences. Ideal for dementia discussion groups in care homes.
SKU: REM50/60
£59.99

Activity Ideas

  • Gather together all the items linked to baking. Talk about favourite dishes from the past - ask participants to list all the ingredients to make a Victoria Sandwich cake (or other popular cake or dish). Have a cake ready sliced to hand around. What special occasions would they have served this cake for?
  • Gather items linked to childcare. Maybe have a baby doll to hand and a terry nappy (or old towel cut into a square) with nappy pin. Ask if anyone can remember how to make a nappy from the square (you could also have a modern nappy to compare). Did anyone make their own toys (rag doll/go kart/hobby horse) and were they popular.
  • Gather together items linked to cleaning. Ask if anyone made their own cleaning substances? (grated soap/vinegar/bicarbonate of soda). Did anyone ever work 'in service' (or anyone in their family), if so, who did they work for? Maybe put some tactile items in an old cotton pillowcase and ask players to feel and guess what items they are (sponge, soap, nailbrush, tin polish, chamois leather, scrubbing brush).

Reminiscence Box - 1950/60s Household - another in our popular series of Reminiscence Boxes©, with carefully chosen nostalgic items that would have been used in a typical domestic household.

Up to 14 assorted items with a range of textures, scent etc that are great for groups to handle and talk about.

Items are highly tactile and are designed to trigger past memories and encourage conversation and discussion about people's experiences.

Ideal for dementia groups in care and nursing homes, hospitals and day care centres.

Organisations love our Reminiscence Boxes© as they are a ready-to-go activity with little preparation needed. There are six in the range covering garden, seaside, childhood, ladies and men's social dances, and other general collections from yesteryear.

Kit is housed in an attractive storage box or basket.

Size: Various.

Please note: Items may vary from those shown according to availability.

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