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Around the Bird Feeder 35 Piece Sequenced Jigsaw Puzzle

If you enjoy having a birdfeeder outside your window you would be thrilled to have this cast of characters show up! A blue jay, chickadee, Canada goose and even a couple of woodpeckers are amongst the colourful birds enjoying the feeder.

Using our unique sequencing guidance, even people with dementia or Alzheimer's who find puzzles too challenging can often complete these puzzles successfully. Use the laminated discussion guide to help you lead a fun and interesting discussion once the puzzle is complete.

Suitable for Small Groups

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The puzzle is a brightly coloured 35 piece tray puzzle with pieces large and thick enough to be easy to handle but not so large that they don't look like jigsaw pieces. The pieces fit together in a tray that has a grey image of the puzzle printed on it and each piece outlined to show its placement, but the real magic is in the colour sequencing.

The puzzle pieces come pre-sorted into groups according to their placement on the puzzle – top, side, bottom, etc. Each group of pieces is presented to the person individually. By following the coloured clues on the tray and the sequence of steps in the instructions, the person is guided to successfully place the pieces without help. This is repeated for each group until the puzzle is complete. Because the person is generally able to select and place the pieces on their own, they have a great feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment (often accompanied by a big smile).

As the person becomes more proficient, more than one group can be presented at once, making the activity more challenging.

Included in the package is a laminated sheet showing the finished puzzle in full colour to use as a guide. Also included is a discussion sheet and key guide that can be used to lead a conversation about the completed puzzle. Not only are these puzzles colourful and fun to do, they are great conversation starters when selected to match the interests of the person.

Package Includes: 35 piece sequenced tray puzzle measuring 14" x 10", laminated full colour picture showing completed puzzle, laminated discussion/key guide and full instructions conveniently packaged in a zippered envelope.

Suitable For: A great activity for people with dementia or Alzheimer's who always liked jigsaw puzzles but now find standard puzzles too challenging. Also great for people with more abilities looking for a new and fun pastime.

Customer Reviews (23)

Enjoyed the colors and details!Review by Lisa
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I got this for my mom who enjoyed the colors and details. A very good way to spend time with a loved one who suffers from dementia.

I enjoyed it too. (Posted on 9/23/2017)
Brilliant design!Review by Wendy
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Would recommend
I was very impressed with this puzzle. Good quality puzzle and the concept is great. The puzzle is very well made, colorful and good picture quality. It comes with a laminated full color picture of the completed puzzle and a laminated sheet containing descriptions of the birds. It is all self contained in an easy to store/carry clear plastic zip case.

The concept is brilliant and definitely made to set the user up for success. I was also very impressed with the company. They sent a follow up email and included two helpful guides to go with the puzzle. I would definitely recommend for working with anyone with dementia and it could also be a good learning tool for younger users as well. (Posted on 7/14/2017)
Wonderful!Review by Lisa M.
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I enjoyed watching my elderly parent work through this puzzle. It is very helpful and well packaged. I am very pleased with this purchase! (Posted on 6/28/2017)
Nice!Review by Charles
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Nice. (Posted on 6/11/2017)
great for folks with dementiaReview by TS
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This is my fathers favorite one. (Posted on 3/11/2017)
I love this puzzleReview by SKR
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Would recommend
I purchased it for my bird-loving mother who has dementia. It grabs her attention with the birds, of course, and is simple to guide her through with the backing board format. Large puzzle pieces, handy pouch for storage - Well thought out product design. I highly recommend this item and wish there were additional pictures available to purchase! (Posted on 1/7/2017)
Really great fun activityReview by Ali
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Would recommend
Dad loves to make this puzzle and read about each of the birds. He can do it by himself and the color code makes it a very easy step by step which he loves. He can be successful and feels great when he finishes it. The birds are beautiful just to look at. Putting it away is an activity too. Great idea. Thanks for making this for people like Dad. (Posted on 12/28/2016)
Easy to useReview by GR
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Easy to use and identify the birds (Posted on 12/2/2016)
Great for conversation and mental stimulationReview by F.A.
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Easy to use
Would recommend
After multiple strokes, mom is in a 'Memory Care' Unit. This puzzle walks U thru assembly w/ color coded sections. 'Tray' shows selections by color outlines. Once easy version is mastered, puzzle can be put together without the 'cheater tray'. Comes in a zip pouch for storage. There is a descriptive paragraph on each bird. Great for conversation and added mental stimulation. (Posted on 11/10/2016)
This one is Mom's favorite.Review by AZ
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Easy to use
Would recommend
A great way to spend time together. (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Great puzzle!Review by S.M.B.
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Easy to use
Would recommend
Great puzzle to find and name the birds. (Posted on 7/28/2016)
This is the most clever beautiful puzzle I've ever seen.Review by Donna H
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Would recommend
This is the most clever beautiful puzzle I've ever seen. As a special education teacher, I highly recommend this product. My mom has dementia and does not stay focused. I can give her just four pieces to work on at a time. Color coded too! It's brilliant!!!! (Posted on 7/8/2016)
She love itReview by Bruce
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Easy to use
Would recommend
She was content while working it (Posted on 5/18/2016)
Love it!Review by Joel F
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Easy to use
Would recommend
When they first arrived I wasn't sure about the packaging, but when I opened it up I LOVED it! It's perfect for someone with memory issues the way the pieces were color coded and bagged in smaller groups. Doing 6 pieces at a time will be way less confusing than dumping all pieces on the table. The board that is used to put it together on is also color coded. What a very well thought out product. (Posted on 5/15/2016)
Nice productReview by Michele
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
Great activity to help pass the time and maintain skills - coordination, problem solving skills, etc. We're not yet at the point where we need colour coded pieces, but I can see how that will help later on. I have helped 5 different peoplr assemble this puzzle and none of them "get" the grey background image. They seem to either not see it at all, or be confused by it. In our case, requires someone to set up, motivate, etc, which is not always possible, but this has helped start the conversation at the nursing home. Those residents I have worked with enjoy the activity. (Posted on 4/18/2016)
ExcellentReview by Judy
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
Mom enjoyed this puzzle. She is in the mid stages of dementia and can manage to complete the puzzle with help. We found that she can deal with about 4 pieces at a time, so we divide some of the packages when she is doing the puzzle accordingly. She has a sense of satisfaction when she finishes. She also has macular degeneration and as a result her vision is not the best. She was unable to see most of the coloured dots on the back of the puzzle pieces so I purchased multi coloured electrical tape and put strips on the back of the puzzle pieces and the storage bags to help her. That has worked quite well. (Posted on 3/28/2016)
Great ProductReview by PAH
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
My 97 year old Mother in Law has dementia, we find these puzzles are a tremendous help to her. She enjoys doing them with help from us and it makes our visits much more enjoyable they keep her from getting bored and agitated. She also is a whiz at the word puzzles you sent to us as sample. (Posted on 2/10/2016)
Great Item! Review by E Lopez
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Easy to use
Would recommend
Love how it is organized. My stepdad, who has Alzheimers, got a great deal of enjoyment in doing this puzzle. He needed a fair amout of guidance, but he was so proud of himself after he finished it. It was wonderful to see him smile. Thank you! (Posted on 1/28/2016)
Great product!Review by Nancy
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Easy to use
Would recommend
I already sat down with my dad to do this puzzle, the sequential color coded bags worked wonders. (Posted on 12/17/2015)
Packaging mentions dementiaReview by Mary
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The puzzle is great because it's an easy puzzle without a childish theme. HOWEVER, be forwarded that all over the packaging, it reads "keeping busy - Dementia and Alzheimer's". Although keeping busy is good for anyone, when it's followed by a disease, it's depressing. I had to remove all the packaging (some of which would have been useful) before giving it to my mom. Luckily, the puzzle itself doesn't have that identification on it.

12/17 Keeping Busy - We're glad that you like the puzzle and we appreciate the feedback. You have raised a valid concern and we have changed our packaging accordingly. It was our expectation that the material would be removed from the packaging (which is the only place that the word "dementia" appears) and presented to the person as described in the instructions. (Posted on 12/17/2015)

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