For the past 10 years, Two-Lap Books® have provided a truly meaningful and enjoyable way to spend time with loved ones who are experiencing memory loss. Discover the connective power of these unique resources: Sit down together with a loved one, open these colorful and engaging books across both laps, and begin reading reminiscing, and communing.
In the innovative Two-Lap Book® Series, colorful illustrations accompany short, easy-to-read text that describes universally appealing experiences.
In the 10th anniversary edition of The Sunshine on My Face, text and images work together to evoke feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, listening to music, watching children play, going for a ride in the countryside, and more.
Happy New Year to You! celebrates each month of the year with familiar and friendly images: rain showers in April, weddings in June, school days in September.
And Wishing On a Star inspires pleasant feelings about common experiences, both past and present: the smell of coffee in the morning, holding hands, the feeling of a warm breeze.
Author Lydia Burdick wrote the first Two-Lap Book® in the course of caring for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “One of my greatest pleasures,” she says, “was sitting together with my mother and hearing her read the words from this book when she had otherwise stopped speaking entirely.”
These read-aloud books are the perfect way for family members or friends to visit or for caregiving staff to get to know residents. Tips on how to promote engagement with the book are provided—or just use your own creativity! A Two-Lap Book’s appeal is universal and timeless.
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