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Saint Marys Patients' Library: Keeping Busy Kits

Hospital Patients' Libraries serve hospitalized patients and their families.

Keeping Busy Kits

These kits can be used by patients with dementia, delayed development, etc.

Description

   Keeping Busy Kit #500 or #501 -- Match the Shapes

  •   designed for seniors with dementia 
  •   brightly colored tiles 
  •   cognitive challenge
  •   helps with dexterity
  •   can be used individually or as a game

   Keeping Busy Kit #502 or #503 -- Tangram

  • wooden pieces are thick, smooth, easy to hold
  • cognitive challenge
  • helps with dexterity and fine motor skills
  • templates help guide the person to success

   Keeping Busy Kit #504  or  #505 -- Mystery Bag

  • designed for seniors with dementia -- not childish, age appropriate puzzles, games and toys for elderly with dementia. 
  • full instructions detail how to present the activity to ensure that the person with dementia feels a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment
  • cognitive challenge
  • helps with dexterity and fine motor skills
  • sensory stimulation using touch to identify pieces
  • templates for guidance

   Keeping Busy Kit #506 -- Shape and Color Sorter

  •    Thick, easy-grasp rubber pieces encourage sorting by color and shape
  •    Visual discrimination and agility tool

   Keeping Busy Kit #507 -- Pirate's Wheel Manipulative

  •    squishy wheel contains PVC balls and silicone
  •    great for tactile manipulation and color discrimination

   Keeping Busy Kit #508 -- Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game

  •   stack, pattern and match the multicolor shapes
  •   activity cards provide users with examples of what to build

   Keeping Busy Kit #509 -- Geometric Sorting Board

  •    can be sorted and stacked together 

   Keeping Busy Kit #511 or #512 or #513 -- Squishy Disc

  •    incredibly durable manipulation di​scs make great fidgets
  •    especially useful for those who need a distraction to calm or focus
  •    great for exercising fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

   Keeping Busy Kit #514 or #515 -- Interlocking Stars

  • large, brightly colored stars that can be easily put together from all directions

   Keeping Busy Kit #520 or  #521 -- Bead Sequencing

  • chunky wooden beads pattern and sequencing set
  • stack beads on the wooden dowels according to color and shape

   Keeping Busy Kit #522 -- Variety Set

   Keeping Busy Kit #523 or #524 -- Magnetic Dress-Up

  • includes a magnetic wood doll and lots of colorful magnetic outfits and accessories

   Keeping Busy Kit #525 -- Screw Block

  • simple and effective manipulative
  • refines hand-eye coordination, fine motor and color matching skills

   Keeping Busy Kit # 526 -- Colored Geo Forms

  • helps with dexterity and fine motor skills

   Keeping Busy Kit #527 or #528 or #529 or #530 -- Sensory Blocks

  • 4 shapes filled with colored beads, transparent acrylic, colored sand or glitter pockets

 

   Keeping Busy Kit # 516 -- Mosaic Puzzle

  •   great manipulative and creative learning tool with 40 colored pieces
  •   colorful pieces can be arranged into any number of configurations

   Keeping Busy Kit #517 -- Tangrams

  • cognitive challenge
  • helps with dexterity and fine motor skills
  • templates for guidance

   Keeping Busy Kit #518 or  #519 -- 3-D Feel & Find

  • match shapes with tiles
  • cognitive challenge
  • helps with dexterity and fine motor skills