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Together Old and Young – TOY: young children and older adults learning together

The purpose of the TOY Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and create new possibilities for senior citizens and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’ company.  We believe that this is more important than ever before across the world.

People are living longer but older adults and young children are having less and less contact with each other. Parents and grandchildren are migrating to cities and countries far away from grandparents.  >> read more



TOY Research


Tells the story of the 13 TOY pilot actions which took place during 2014 in five European countries

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TOY in Action


Tells the story of the 13 TOY pilot actions which took place during 2014 in five European countries

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TOY Toolkit


A Training Manual for Intergenerational Learning Initiatives

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Intergenerational Learning on Country in Western Australia

This blog post, which is written by Libby Lee-Hammond and Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett, researchers at Murdoch University, in Western Australia, describes a project in Western Australia where young Australian Aboriginal children learn with the elders in their community.
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More time outdoors: necessary for young and old

by Margaret Kernan, ICDI 

This month’s edition of Scientific American highlights the dramatic increase in near-sightedness or myopia. By 2050 almost half the world will be near-sighted and will require some sort of corrective lens. >> Read more

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Do you want to know what children have to say about bullying? Click on the link below and download this book for free, both in Dutch and English!

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ICDI provides pedagogical support to young Roma children in Romania

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