Many older men will have been used to working with their hands, be it for their work or for a hobby. Some will enjoy having the opportunity to handle tools and bang, twist, screw etc using the tactile actions that would have been familiar. This is especially useful for anyone living in a care home with dementia as the actions can trigger dormant memories and help encourage conversation and sharing experiences with others in a similar situation. Why not include our Workbench to keep them busy or our wooden Construction Set that gives an endless variety of ways to construct working models.
These actions can help improve hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills as well as keeping concentration levels high and alleviating boredom.
Make a real difference and make a corner to resemble a shed interior? A wooden bench with a 'window' looking out onto a garden scene (take a look at our peel and stick murals) or ring us to talk about a bespoke mural to depict a shed wall with tools hanging?.
Our range of products are just the job to get the chaps involved and chatting together over a cuppa!
This wooden peg puzzle makes the sound of each tool when a piece is placed correctly in the puzzle board! Full-colour, matching pictures are under each of the eight carved pieces. Pegs help older hands to grip the pieces - make an ideal activity for anyone with a sight impairment too. 2 x AAA batteries required.
One for the men, quality cushion cover with added benefits - perfect for anyone with dementia or restless hands. Zips, buckles and a handy pocket - make a great gift for a loved one.
Cogs and Gears is a stimulating and tactile activity which has proven to be a real success with people with dementia due to the stunning visual effect. Alter and change the cogs and gears to make your own system, then set the wheels in motion. A fun game which can help activate thinking and logical thinking skills in older people. Highly contrasting brightly coloured pieces make this good for anyone with a sight impairment too. 49 cogs and gears with interlocking base plates.
Everything you need to tinker and build. 40 different pieces to screw, twist, push and pull. Follow the instructions to build a crane, motorcycle, racing car or airplane or just make your own unique construction. All wood construction.
Giant tactile nuts and bolts set that are fun to screw and unscrew. Chunky pieces that are easy to grip and twist. Keeps restless hands busy and helps practice fine motor skills. 32 pieces. Fully washable pieces.
Have fun building all sorts of 3D structures and colourful mazes. Simply interlock the 4 types of tubes for endless configurations. Great tactile and visual game for all abilities. See video below:
Keep hands and minds busy with this sturdy wooden locking compartments box. 4 types of lock to negotiate. A great activity for those with dementia
Unlock, unlatch, open the hinged panel sand count on finding fun when the pictures beneath are revealed! People of all ages and abilities will delight in discovering what’s hiding behind the locked and latched panels on this wooden lap board.
Our House of Locks is ideal for men who enjoy manual tasks. Helps to practice and retain fine motor skills and gives great scope for conversation. See video below:
New design. Help trigger memories about house-hold tasks, DIY and trade skills. A great activity for men with a dementia and encourages conversation and discussion. Seven different tactile activities to evoke memories of daily tasks around the home.
Keep minds and hands active with this ingenious, robust, latched box. Six brightly painted doors each with a different opening mechanism.
This toolbox has 12 pieces and is a great reminiscence activity for dementia patients, the tools can be held and talked about a favourit with men
Fans of DIY love this sturdy wooden workbench. Complete with tools and vice, flip it over to make a useful toolbox for storage. Ideal for someone with dementia.
Chunky shaped wooden pieces that make this Tractor puzzle easy to assemble. 6mm thick hand crafted pieces that fit nicely in the hand. Make a great activity for older people living with a dementia or anyone with gripping difficulties. Guide enclosed. Please note: this puzzle is ready painted.
Unique hand crafted wooden vintage car puzzle that makes an ideal activity for anyone who has difficulty in handling small pieces. Lovely chunky shapes to build and give a real sense of achievement. Great for older people living with a dementia. (7 Pieces). Guide enclosed. Please note: this puzzle is ready painted.
Made by a local craftsman, this tactile chunky wood puzzle appeals to any motoring fan and the pieces are shaped and easy to grip for anyone with limited dexterity. Acrylic paints are included for you to paint your own 'bodywork'. 6mm thick wood. Guide enclosed. Please note, unpainted puzzle supplied.
Handcrafted wooden puzzle pieces that have been left blank for you to add your own paint. Lovely chunky shaped pieces that fit neatly in the hand and is ideal for anyone with limited grip or weak hands. Comes packed neatly in a cotton drawstring bag with a set of paints and picture.
Designed for all ages and abilities, the 26 magnetic vegetables can be positioned anywhere you wish. Large, chunky wipe-clean pieces.
Designed for people of all abilities, the large 18 magnetic 'tools' can be positioned and organised any way you like on the 'wooden' magnetic background.
One for green-fingered puzzle lovers. Just 13 large pieces make this easy to complete for anyone who has fine motor skill difficulty.
Call the tow truck! This magnetic wooden puzzle game features colourful automotive artwork. Use the magnetic truck to “tow” the 10 numbered cars from the game board. Enjoy challenging fun returning the cars to their correct spots! A creative way to encourage hand/eye coordination and fine motor development.
An iconic favourite that will be a delight to complete for all puzzle lovers. Just 35 sturdy wooden pieces that fit nicely in the hand.
Ideal for any railway enthusiast - just 35 chunky pieces to assemble. The Mallard was built in 1938 and retired in 1963 having covered almost one and a half million miles.
Enjoy reminiscing about the good old days when the garage attendant would personally fill your care with petrol. There's even an Austen Mini and Ford Capri to bring back memories too! This jigsaw puzzle would make a great gift idea for an older loved one and has larger-than-average 3.6cm pieces for easy gripping.
You can almost smell the salty air with this fascinating puzzle. Lots of detail to interest all puzzle enthusiasts. 3.6cm large pieces that fit nicely in the hand.
Any keen fishermen will thoroughly enjoy assembling this inspirational scene. Complete the detailed puzzle with its larger 3.6cm pieces and then tell everyone about 'the one that got away'!
Mini, Routemaster Bus, Spitfire - all the classic favourites are here! So many nostalgic machines to identify, makes a real talking point. Larger 3.6cm pieces for easy gripping.
Lie back, relax and listen to the gentle sound of water and birdsong. Perfect for anyone unable to get out into the garden or as a background to craft sessions or just de-stressing. Makes a thoughtful gift for an older loved one or for a care or nursing home.
Enjoy the beautiful uplifting sounds of British songbirds by just the touch of a button. 12 favourite garden birds including Robin, Goldfinch, Song Thrush etc. Each bird has its own fact file and photograph on thick board pages.
60 comedy sketches and songs to raise a chuckle. 3 hours of classic favourites from Tommy Cooper, Kenneth Williams, Spike Milligan and many more. Laugh along with the Goons 'Ying Tong Song'and dodge those arrows with 'Mr Custer' by Charlie Drake along with many more.
Get everyone laughing along with these comedy classics - everything from Benny Hill to Morecombe and Wise. Many will remember these laugh-a-long favourites from the TV and radio shows of the past. 75 sketches and songs to delight both young and old.
'A Funny Old World' aims to bring a smile to the face of the reader. High quality photographs old and new will lift the mood and help trigger conversation.
A World of Work celebrates the lives of working people and offers a great reminder of those past years spent earning a living. Ideal for people with dementia.
'Greenfingered' people will love our new Garden Box. Packed with lovely tactile growers items to hold and encourage conversation about past garden experiences. Can be used for group reminiscence therapy or one to one chatting. Makes a ready-to-go activity for care home organisers.
A safe and fun way to enjoy a much loved traditional game. A great social activity that helps retain hand-eye coordination and numeracy skills.
Similar to the traditional game of Battleships, this eco-friendly wooden game of Sea Battle is played in just the same way. Try to outsmart your opponent as you take turns to call out coordinates and deduce the position of each other’s fleet. A firm favourite for older people in care homes - this game is great to keep minds and hands active. Wooden board game set includes wooden games board, 2 sets of battleships & pins. Ideal cognitive game.
Traditional domino set - fun for all ages. Durable domino pieces with nostalgic design box. Playing instructions included with set. Please note style may vary according to availability
Geometric shapes that are fun to use for endless creative pattern combinations or for schools to use for Geometry lessons. 245 shapes to choose from. Fully washable plastic.
Neat little set for any games fan. Set includes 2 packs of playing cards and a set of 5 dice all housed in a nice little box with lid. Makes a great gift for a loved one.
Create your own feeding station for the birds and add your own decoration. All you need is in the kit with simple instructions included. Makes 12
A fantastic opportunity for a creative group activity session for older people. A ready-to-go activity - no tools required! Makes 12 lovely birdhouses.
Bring your gnome to life by adding colour and a facial expression. Specially fired ceramic allows for decoration using acrylic paint or marker pens. Ready to go activity that is ideal for care home activity coordinators. Suitable for all ages and abilities - especially older people.