Activities backed by science to keep aging minds sharp comprise this curriculum.
Molly Hofer and Chelsey Byers are the masterminds behind this project for the Illinois Extension. We developed a logo, color palette, and interior layout design, as well as the book cover. The main objective was to impute a sense of fun. Bright colors and whimsical illustrations helped with that. Many of the illustrations are stock, many are custom drawn by Marlene Walters and me.
Each section has a lesson read aloud by the facilitator. That is followed by a series of activities and puzzles. The type size had to be large enough for older eyes, the instructions easy to follow, and the contrast high enough for black-and-white photocopies. A short run of books were printed, but most curricula are distributed on a USB drive.
October 6, 2019
Books, Illustration, Logos