22 Creative Training Tips to Use Instantly

Enjoy these ideas that require no (or minimal) prep time for ice-breakers, energizers, closings, and teaching core concepts. Most are adaptable for all ages; all will make you look clever as you build group cohesiveness and make your key points … Continued

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Activities of Daily Living – an ADL Guide for Alzheimer’s Care

The companion book to Laurenhue’s “Alzheimer’s Basic Caregiving – an ABC Guide,” this book covers the daily issues of dressing, bathing, grooming, continence care, nutrition and hydration. Like its companion volume, it is highly practical and surprisingly light-hearted. Families and … Continued

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Adapting for Dementia

This free download explains adapting MindPlay Connections for people with Dementia.

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Aging Well

Aging Well: Rest, Recreation and Resilience. The content is mostly in the title – from word games featuring aging with grace to trivia on good news, and discussion topics ranging from retaining one’s sense of humor to giving good advice. … Continued

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Aloha, Hawaii

Aloha, Hawaii was written to coincide with its statehood anniversary, but is primarily meant to honor the Aloha spirit with exercises related to foods and fabrics, music and movies, dance, a Duke, and many other delights.

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Alzheimer’s Basic Caregiving – an ABC Guide

Essential Alzheimer’s guidelines featuring Laurenhue’s trademark blend of practicality and lightheartedness. This first book in a remarkable set provides both family and professional caregivers palatable and compassionate advice and answers that can be instantly put to use. Main topics: patterns … Continued

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Animals and Nature – MPC Volume 1 CD

Each 25 – 30 -page publication in this series of downloadable material offers at least a dozen activities. Volume 1 contains: 1. Down on the Farm 2. Bird Brains on the Farm 3. In the Garden 4. Tree-mendous Trees 5. … Continued

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Ants, Bees and Butterflies

Ant, Bees, and Butterflies is a honey of an issue that also features facts on ladybugs, crickets, caterpillars and more. We talk about insect flavors and fables, symbols and sounds, quotes and quirky research + much, much more. You will … Continued

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Aussies Down Under

Aussies Down Under is a celebration of an amazing continent and its delightful people. Enjoy learning a new language – Strine – and facts about Australia’s unusual animals, its Aborigines, inventors, and Big Things. This issue is overflowing with tantalizing … Continued

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Bird Brains

Bird Brains provides fascinating facts on fabulous birds while busting the myth that birds aren’™t bright. Lots of trivia quizzes, word games and interesting ways to let your imagination soar. People will flock to this one.  

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Bird Brains on the Farm

Bird Brains on the Farm is the domesticated version of Bird Brains covering chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. You’™ll learn a gaggle of new facts and find the rhyming word games, trivia quizzes, and discussion topics just ducky.  

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Blowing Hot and Cold

Blowing Hot and Cold covers the discomfort of extreme temperatures, the comfort of both warm and cold foods (and the discomfort of spicy ones), plus dozens of expressions and other delights to warm a cold night.

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Brainy Thoughts

Brainy Thoughts is for anyone fascinated with how the brain works. Written in layman’s language, it covers the five senses, a wide variety of other topics like remembering jokes and names, procrastination, and why friends are good for your brain. … Continued

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Broadway Musicals

Broadway Musicals takes 10 of our best-loved stage and movie musicals and turns them into trivia quizzes, word games, discussion topics and backstage insights. You will feel an uncontrollable urge to sing along and tap your feet -“ or perhaps … Continued

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By George! Geographic Names

By George! Geographic Names is a world-full of playful exercises that are both fun and informative. After providing exercises with irresistibly punny geographic names, we’™ve given you lots of opportunities to use your imagination for more, along with fascinating facts … Continued

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Celebrating the Irish

Celebrating the Irish is a green-themed series of exercises that doesn’™t require any form of Celtic heritage to enjoy. Cook up some cabbage, pour a bit of brew, let loose with a bit o’™ good-natured blarney and a few bars … Continued

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Cheerful Thoughts for Stressful Days

This is a terrific pick-me-up for down days. It provides keys for tapping into your emotional intelligence with more than a dollop of humor. Sure to make you and others smile.

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Color Me Beautiful

Color Me Beautiful will put you in the pink as you test your knowledge of the symbolism of colors, fill in the blanks on colorful expressions, match colors to moods, learn about color in other cultures, and much more. Plus … Continued

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Conversations Combo Modules 1 – 12 Complete Flash

Enjoy all 12 modules on a convenient flash drive! Price includes Shipping and Handling.  $240 if bought individually! Now that’s a terrific deal! When you order the flash drive, you will receive access to download the contents of the flash … Continued

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Cowboys and Indians

Cowboys and Indians takes trivia on all the early TV westerns Roy Rogers to Gunsmoke and combines them with famous Indians, Indian names, and World War II code talkers.  If you ever owned a Davy Crockett lunch box, wanted a … Continued

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Creating Delight: Connecting Gratitude, Humor, and Play for All Ages

Creating Delight is a mildly subversive, highly practical and entertaining alternative to the gaggle of gratitude promoters who seem a bit too serious about adding joy to your life. While the authors are in absolute agreement with the inspiring experts … Continued

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December Holidays

December Holidays is our longest publication -“ but then we all need more entertainment during the month of longest nights. Enjoy the extra discussions and exercises while getting into the jubilant and generous spirit of the season.

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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm provides a “œbarn-full” of trivia quizzes, word games, discussion topics and more on cows, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys and mules. It’™s meant as an accompaniment to “œCluck, Quack and Honk,” on domestic birds, and all … Continued

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Driving and Dementia

Driving and dementia is a challenging issue for nearly everyone who interacts with people with dementia. This booklet provides practical advice on: recognizing when a driver is unsafe suggestions for handling the issue of keeping an unsafe person from driving … Continued

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Elder Care Conversations – 12 Module Download

Enjoy all 12 modules on a convenient, immediately available download. This set is priced at $240 if bought individually! You can download all the included modules for only $89. Now that’s a terrific deal! Consists of all contents in the … Continued

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Fascinated by Fall

Fascinated by Fall covers a bushel of topics about apples (Johnny Appleseed and William Tell), autumn events (Oktoberfest, anyone?), fall sports and colors in trivia and word games, plus reminiscences and a dozen more activities. You’™ll find supplements to the … Continued

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Fast Food for Thought

Fast Food for Thought covers more than a dozen exercises related to hotdogs, pizza, coffee, tea, beer, sandwiches, popcorn, and other comfort food. Enjoy the trivia, word games, discussion topics and reminisce about some of your favorite – or most … Continued

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Firsts

Firsts is not about winning, but about doing. It offers word games, trivia quizzes, and imaginative exercises on first letters of the alphabet, first time events, entertaining firsts, first class, first cousins, firsthand knowledge, and the first to invent – … Continued

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Fishing Activities Leader’s Guide and Handouts

Fishing Activities Leader’s Guide and Handouts is a new version of an idea Kathy Laurenhue had in the 1990s. Here you will find comprehensive information on how to develop a fishing club, plan a fishing outing, and how to add … Continued

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Foreign Language Fun

Foreign Language Fun offers more than a dozen word quizzes and discussions related to language and its tricky translations in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, plus British, Scottish, Irish and Aussie English to prove the diversity even among English-speakers! The exercises … Continued

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Forest Creatures

Forest Creatures covers the myths, symbolism and odd facts about animals in the woods, along with a surprising variety of word games, including puns, of course.

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Friends, Families and Relatives – MPC Volume 2 CD

Each 25 – 30 -page publication in this series of downloadable material offers at least a dozen activities. Volume 1 contains: 1. It’s All Relative, Part 1  2. It’s All Relative, Part 2  3. Love and Marriage, Part 1 4. … Continued

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From the Bottom of My Heart

From the Bottom of My Heart celebrates each friend we love, because we now know one of the most important elements of aging well is a strong social network that includes friends we can count on. The celebration comes in … Continued

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Fruit to Nuts

Fruit to Nuts offers a healthy dose of songs and symbols, nutty puns, fine art and odd facts, old legends and living-legend watermelon carvers.

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Fun with Dots and Lines

Fun with Dots and Lines is devoted to all things round and linear, from polka dots to cherry pies and borderlines to actors’™ lines. You’™ll find trivia quizzes, discussion topics, imaginative exercises, and word games on everything from viewpoints to … Continued

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Golly, We’re Gullible

Golly, We’re Gullible! takes a portion of Spring Forward devoted to April Fool’s Day and adds to it exercises about showman P.T. Barnum, foolish quotes, humbug memories, and a bit of science behind it all. Lots of fun and tomfoolery … Continued

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Good and Good for You

Good and Good for You is a counter weight to Fast Food for Thought and presents a lighthearted view of eating a healthy diet. Plus, the intro establishes the importance of two parts to easy digestion: good food and good … Continued

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Forget the vampires, zombies and skeletons and say hello to trick-or-treaters, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing. We’™ve got trivia on Halloween history, but mostly we’™re knocking on your door with knock-knock jokes, charming exercises, good fortune and great … Continued

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year is focused on parades, charms, and resolutions for the New Year with an emphasis on fun, good fortune and refusing to take yourself too seriously. Break out the champagne or the blacked eyed peas and settle in … Continued

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Holidays and Seasons – MPC Volume 3 CD

Each 25 – 30 -page publication in this series of downloadable material offers at least a dozen activities. Volume 1 contains 1. Summertime and the Living Is Easy  2. Summertime 2  3. HappyHalloween  4. November Celebrations  5. December Holidays  6. … Continued

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