Puzzle Blocks - Ambient Wall Activity by Playscapes, AMH-AAT563
Puzzle Blocks - Ambient Wall Activity by Playscapes, AMH-AAT563.
Dimes: 18¼"H x 29"W x 3¼"D. Two yr warranty. Hardware included.
Residents flip the two-sided blocks to complete a picture on one side, and match pairs on the other side.
Just as our other Manipulatives selections, Puzzle blocks are appropriately designed using Montessori principles.
Available in English & French.
About Ambient Activities
Ambient Activities employ Montessori methods to build functional capacity through appropriate design. The activities are meaningful and purposeful, self-correcting, aesthetically pleasing with simple instructions. The products have good contrast, logical progression, and are readily available and accessible in the environment.
Ambient Activities do not replace structured recreational programs but are meant to enhance the overall opportunities to engage individuals living with dementia and to enrich their environment with engaging and meaningful stimuli. The ultimate outcome of Ambient Activities is to elicit feelings of well-being for individuals living with dementia and to act as a resource to relieve caregiver distress brought on by undesirable responsive behaviours.
The Importance of Priming
Depending on the remaining cognitive ability of the resident, residents may be challenged to initially self-engage with Ambient Activity. ‘Priming’ is the process of directing the resident to the activity, introducing and going through the function of that activity. This may mean physically helping the resident with ‘hand over hand’ direction which will help stimulate ‘memory though movement’. Priming may be required several times until the resident is conditioned to initiate and engage with the activity on their own accord.
Crafted in Canada, specifically for commercial use, products are designed to uphold against constant use in public areas.