This little bird was sent for testing in care services and got oodles of positive feedback!
It was described as a different way to start conversations, with all participants getting benefit through sight, sound or touch.
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This delightful bird was sent for testing in care services and got oodles of positive feedback! It was described as a different way to evoke memories and start conversations, with all participants getting benefit through sight, sound or touch. Its short bursts of chirping (from turning the winder) prompted big smiles and laughter as it was passed around a group, evoking lovely memories.
Small enough for easy storage but big enough for residents to enjoy. Note: this item is not a toy. Cage is fragile and not suitable for rough handling.
Feedback from Ms O'Hagan (Activity Co-ordinator) who tested this item for us in a group activity with her clients aged 70 - 95 who have Dementia:
"All the residents loved the little bird cage. The chirping brought big smiles and laughter as they passed it around. One resident decided it was hers and tried to put it in her handbag. The bird was heard chirping before unveiling the cage. We had a reminiscence session about pets and birds, favourite birdson, leading to favourite places to walk in the woods and listen to birds." "A different way to evoke memories and start conversations. It is easily stored but big enough for residents to touch and see. The sound is lovely and cheerful. An interesting way to start conversations. Everyone in the group were able to get something out of the object be it touch, sound or sight. It bought out some lovely memories that a picture wouldn't have."