Van, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2009
Birthdays, Grandparents' Day, and Christmas--the ColorPad® series, featuring three titles: Life in the 50s, Life in the 60s, and Life in the 70s, available through http://www.twipublishing.com, solves the dilemma families of senior adults face when searching for a suitable gift.
"Mom has never taken the sweater, I gave her, out of the drawer," says Carol Scott, age 60. "But I find her coloring and journaling in the ColorPads all the time."
The Life in the 50s ColorPad® brings that era back to life with pictures of drive-in restaurants, cool cars, and poodle-skirted women. Life in the 60s features memories such as the first space walk, the Kennedy era, and the Beatles. Life in the 70s brings memories of the first microwave, the Freedom Train, and Viet Nam.
While the pictures jog the memory and provide coloring enjoyment, the questions on the adjacent journal pages offer an opportunity to personalize the recollection. Another value of this gift is the opportunity to share. Holiday gatherings often leave families trying to figure out how to entertain multiple generations. Using ColorPads, senior adults, their adult children, and their grandchildren can sit down and color together, as the seniors recalls stories and experiences from decades gone by. "This type of family interaction stimulates rich oral histories and brings families closer together," states Linda Mastaglio, creator of the coloring system.
The complete ColorPad Coloring System includes the decade specific ColorPads as well as ergonomic gel pens, colored pencils, and markers to make coloring more comfortable for people with arthritis or joint pain in their hands. Coordinated book bags and marker bags help seniors keep all their coloring materials together.
Since introduction of this unique product line, ColorPad books have been used as:
- A tool for art and speech therapy
- Conversation stimulators
- Bingo and other event prizes
- Memory stimulators for Alzheimer patients
- Memory books for seniors to complete and give as gifts to their children/grandchildren
- Gifts to recipients of Meals on Wheels
- Fun for people of all ages!
For additional information on the ColorPad Series and System contact Linda Mastaglio at 903.963.8933 or visit http://www.twipublishing.com. Coloring books sell for $4.95 each and gift sets start at $29.95.
About TWI Publishing: Linda Mastaglio, ABC, has won many national and international awards for communication excellence. Her byline has appeared in over 75 publications worldwide. The owner of her own communication consultancy since 1996, Linda began TWI Publishing when she designed and created the ColorPad® Coloring System. She created this collection of stimulating art products for senior adults after seeing a friend use a child's coloring book for art therapy during adult daycare activities.
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