America, written by Matthew Schneider and Deborah Drapac, is one of a collection of eight interactive books designed specifically to enhance the quality of communication between caregivers and adults experiencing memory loss. Through its vivid photography and large-print text written in clear, concise, and easy-to-read sentences, these books have been developed to evoke memories, initiate conversation, and supply mental and physical stimulation. Each book is comprised of three unique sections:
• The Story - Designed to entertain, inform, inspire, and/or educate; evoke memories and encourage opportunities to reminisce; and foster an interest in reading.
• Conversation Starters - Feature a combination of close-ended (yes or no) and open-ended questions that directly correlate to individual sets of pages from the story; are designed to prompt a dialog from past experiences, events and/or relationships; and provide an opportunity to share special memories and unique experiences.
• Activities - Designed to provide additional mental and physical enrichment; are based on sensory stimulation, creative expression, and physical movement; and correspond to the overall theme of each book.
The interactive book, America, features interesting facts and photos of some of the most recognizable sites and natural wonders of the United States. From the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon, this book will fascinate, entertain, and inform the reader while evoking memories of fun-filled vacations and cross-country travel. This book includes enlightening information, innovative conversation starters, and practical activities.
LENGTH: 64 pages
DIMENSIONS: 8.5" x 10.5"