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Joanne

From New South Wales, Australia


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Joanne 17th Oct 2017

Recycled Hoy Game

I too play this but we use 13 cards and turn them over as called. I also use normal size cards and larger cards for those with sight impairments. The cards I use to call out are quite large I got them from KMart, I also show them the card as I call it for the hearing impaired. I use the aces and call it the one of hearts etc.
Joanne 19th May 2017

Ocean Themed Sing-Along with Lyrics

Just going through some other songs, if you google ocean songs there is a whole list and the website preschooleducation.com also has some easy songs. You could also extend this to some river songs as well.
Joanne 9th May 2017

Ocean Themed Sing-Along with Lyrics

And another...my Bonnie Lies over the ocean
Joanne 9th May 2017

Ocean Themed Sing-Along with Lyrics

I am Sailing is another one too..
Joanne 9th May 2017

Ocean Themed Sing-Along with Lyrics

You could also add some other songs eg...The Yellow Submarine, My Ship Sails from China, Cruising Down the River, The Good Ship Lollipop and I am sure most of you would know some songs from Preschool etc.
Joanne 30th Oct 2016

Read Along Books for Dementia Residents

Here is another to whet your appetite (new read along book download)
Joanne 29th Oct 2016

Melbourne Cup Horse Race Game

I have just made some noodle horses, instead of using hot glue gun I made slits to push in mane and ears, I also drew on eyes and nostrils. The idea is to get staff to 'ride' a horse around the track using the tape track as mentioned here.
Joanne 22nd Sep 2016

Forum

Also note that if you do a Food Handling training you should be able to cook bbqs etc. In hindsight most Leisure and Lifestyle people should do this as it covers happy hours, outings etc. It also is a requirement for accreditation and food audits.
Joanne 22nd Sep 2016

Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience for Seniors

I have also borrowed at times dvds from the local library as well as books for resources. If you go to the travel agents they sometimes have brochures that they are giving away, these can be used for collages etc on the country you are 'visiting'.
Joanne 22nd Sep 2016

Wonderful cooking aromas

I have bought one of those patty cake cookers and it works a treat. The aroma of the cakes cooking tantalises everyone. I use this in the dementia wing and have the residents assist by icing the cakes when they are cooked...and of course sampling them is a must. They then have what is left for afternoon tea.
I have also done this with pancakes cooked on a griddle. I cheated with this one and bought a couple of those pancake mixes that you add water and shake...an exercise session as well as cooking.
The breadmaker will be the next adventure.
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