We have talked previously about the power of creating memory books to capture those events and memories that are important to the person you are caring for. Following on from this we have recently developed a memory picture book and we are inviting you to try it for free!
Getting to know you is an outdoor picture book which comprises of a collection of images for you to look at and talk about together giving an insight into feelings about the outdoors, memories and any particular activities that are of interest. The pictures in the book have been chosen to represent a broad range of environments, experiences and activities. The book can be used as a reminiscence tool to talk about things such as picnics, bird watching, picking strawberries or growing flowers. It can also be used to talk about activities in people’s lives now.
Don’t worry if you’re stuck for conversation starters around the images; we have also produced a prompt book which is included and can be used alongside the photo book to help prompt and inspire sensory rich conversations around each image. Why not take it one step further and use the prompt suggestions to gather physical items to touch, smell and taste whilst going through the book. This handy little book can be used by anyone and forms a great base to inspire inter-generational conversations.
We have ten of these books to give away so if you would like to try one out for yourself just leave a comment in the first box below and we’ll contact you to arrange the rest.
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