Open-ended stories provide a creative way to engage clients in a story. Read a short story where the ending in inconclusive or incomplete. Clients may speculate how the story can continue, or how the problem can be solved. Write client answers on a white board and read them out at the end of the activity.
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One of my colleagues had the great idea to try "Choose Your Own Adventure Books" with the residents. I tried it one afternoon and they loved it!
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Qantas is a national icon worthy of celebration. Here is a short version of the Qantas story.
For the elderly who loved to read all their lives, listening to someone read to them can bring profound comfort and joy. Why not start a Read-Aloud Readers Group activity at your facility; a Book Club with a difference! Read-aloud activities are an intervention well worth pursuing.
This short story provides a reminiscing and nostalgia activity for seniors. On February 3, 1959 three young rock & roll musicians died in a plane crash in Iowa, USA. The date is often dubbed as 'The day the music died'
The history of this famous man is a wonderful and uplifting tale to share.
December 21 2013 marked the Centenary of the Crossword. The game has been called "the most popular and widespread word game in the world".
Matthew Flinders was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer. He was the first person to circumnavigate the island-continent of Australia.
Composer and pianist Ludwig Van Beethoven is considered by many as the greatest composer of all time.
The famous tale of the goggled dog.
Swansea Jack was a black retriever who was reported to have saved at least 27 people from the most dangerous river in Wales.
An interesting story on why Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States decided to grow a beard.
An audience participation story engages the audience in the story. It is a fun activity that promotes focus and creativity. Clients may repeat a word or phrase throughout the story: sing, gesture, or act.