I've already shared with you before my love of colouring both on my blog and on my You Tube channel. One of my favourite colouring books came from Anastasia Catris with her Colour Me Mindful books. And now she is back with a brilliant new series of books, Draw Your Way To A Younger Brain.
There are three books in the series, Dogs & Wolves, Big Cats and Safari. Recent studies have shown that art therapy can be very beneficial when it comes to improving memory function so he idea behind these books is to give your brain health a bit of a boost with the use of a bit of creativity. And we can all be honest here, it isn't just the elderly that could do with a little help with their memory, I personally blame having kids...
Each book contains 30 different drawings of various animals depending on the theme of the book, on opposite pages there are spaces for you to try out varying techniques yourself and helpful hints throughout to encourage you further. From copying patterns produced to drawing your own images within the gaps left, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
Intricate line drawings mean you really have to concentrate on what you are doing and I do think this gives you maybe not a younger mind but most certainly a sharper one as you begin to look for more details and I feel that this in turn has you noticing more of your surroundings in day to day life.
Of course this series isn't just about drawing, there is also the added bonus to this book that you can colour in the drawings once completed and I can't tell you enough just how relaxing colouring in can be!
It wasn't just me making the most out of these books. My children were keen to have a go at the numerous drawings too. You can see one of my 8 year olds efforts below, not that she needs a younger brain just yet.
Priced at £4.99, the Draw Your Way To a Younger Brain books are brilliant for all ages and all abilities when it comes to both drawing and colouring. They are also the ideal size to pop in your bag, something to keep you entertained when travelling to work perhaps? A lovely step up from the Colour Me Mindful series.