Pets to Objects Sorting Activities

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This set of cards has been designed to incorporate current brain research. The scientific approach in both the presentation as well as the indirect aims of each set is aimed at forming the basis for higher level thinking skills. The idea is to allow patients with dementia to generalize from the specific object to a much broader definition or general category be it fruits, vegetables, or animals. Based on the pictures, patients are also afforded the benefit of developing the concept that objects in general, may be viewed from different vantage points, and have different visual perspectives, while still retaining the general characteristics of the said object. So, an octopus is still an octopus if viewed from the side, top, or bottom. 

Each set is a comprehensive study that may be broken down to three different activities. However, put together, the set retains the full continuum of thought. 

  • Activity 1: Object to picture.
  • Activity 2: Picture to picture matching, and 
  • Activity 3: Three pictorial views of the object. 

Included in the set is a full collection of realistic figures of three sea animals that are large and easy to handle by toddler standards:

  1. Dolphin
  2. Octopus
  3. Shark

The included large objects are to scale in relationship to each other, so that patients may begin to understand the importance of size. The pictures on the cards are spot-on direct lifelike images of the objects. 

Since there are multiple activities in each set, the caregiver or presenter has the option of dividing the set either by activities or by number of repetitions. In designing each set we have done so by allowing total flexibility in language development and indirect preparation for symbolic representation of everyday objects. 

Furthermore, the realistic objects provide introductory experiences for further sorting and matching activities. 

Each object is patient friendly, meets all necessary standards for not becoming a chocking hazard, and are BPA free.

Cards are large, allowing for easy handling, and printed on our signature thick plastic with all corners rounded. They may be easily cleaned and disinfected at the end of the day using state recommended procedures.