Just to let you all know this is another things I have found Mum can just about cope with so long as you get the childrens version with no more than 20-30 "dots". Found a book that has both alphabet and number dot to dots it's really for 4-6 year olds (makes you realise how bad things are getting) but hey it's a few more hours of amusement. Might be an idea for some of you too. I have also though about those "magic painting" books where all you need is a wet paintbrush. Mum isn't quite ready for them yet but again may help others. I went to a toyshop and looked for ideas, one of the assistants was clearly very uneasy with the idea of an older person playing with toys, but another one came over and joined in then the both became totally enthused with the idea of helping. Stamp sets, copy and colour, fuzzy felts, etch a sketch, play-doh type toys, making vegetable characters, even potato printing was suggested. Will let you know how I get on with a few of them.