Win copies of Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain

We love adult colouring books so I was excited to hear about three new books and a new art therapy series from Anastasia Catris, the creator of #ColourMeMindful.

Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain by Anastasia Catris


Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend’s birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don’t just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss.

Helping to enhance your brain’s cognitive function through art therapy techniques, these 3 books contain 30 intricate line drawings of animals, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With these books you will draw your way to a younger brain.

There are plenty of pictures to colour but there are also spaces to try something new, from adding spots to a Dalmatian, to giving a bald dog a new hair-do. Three books, CATS & BIG CATS, DOGS & WOLVES and SAFARI, are published by Orion, priced at £4.99 each.

Win 1 of 3 Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain books

I have teamed up with Orion to giveaway copies of Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain. There will be 3 winners who will each receive one of the books (sent at random). For your chance to win simply answer the question and leave a comment on this post via the Rafflecopter widget. Find more competitions at ThePrizeFinder

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Taken for a ride

The children were desperate to go out on their new bikes so we took them to the running track. Little Sis was so happy to cycle round and round until we could eventually get her attention and she stopped.


Big Brother was equally happy with his new bike. He looks tiny next to it but he can touch the ground – just. He was a little wobbily but soon got the hang of it.


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Face painting and a Zoolab experience

I picked up the children from their summer holiday workshop today and they both had brilliant face paint. They were both Ninja Turtles, just in case you can’t tell, although only one of them let me take a photo!


After lunch it was time for one of the special events as part of the Summer Reading Challenge at our local library. I had booked both children in for the Zoolab – Marvellous Beasts talk.

Join William on his heroic, one-millipede crusade to combat climate change and save the world. Even the local Jaffa Cake factory is at stake in this monumental adventure that draws in a whole host of ZooLab animals – you’ll meet everything from millipedes to spiders, snakes and frogs to rats and lizards.

Big Brother was happy to sit and take a closer look at the animals but Little Sis wasn’t so keen. It was a brilliant event for kids and we can’t wait to go to more over the summer.

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