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

The TOY project was initiated and is promoted by International Child Development Initiatives - ICDI.

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

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Together Old and Young: Practitioners Learning and Upscaling Skills

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TOY for Inclusion

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TOY for Inclusion: Community Based Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) for Roma Children

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Is there a tendency to privilege one generation in IG activities?

In August this year we posted a very upbeat news item on the TOY facebook about a Channel 4 documentary called Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.

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Pakistan, a country without homes for older people

Saleem Malik, a human rights activist in Pakistan makes the case for grandchildren and grandparents living close to each other and caring for each other. >> Read more

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TOY Newsletter #10

Read the latest TOY newsletter and discover more about our most recent activities

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TOY for Inclusion at the ISSA Conference 2017 in Ghent – ToyProject.net

We believe social inclusion can start with young children and their eagerness to play and learn! Read about the TOY presentation at the ISSA..

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REYN - Romani Early Years Network

Giulia Cortellesi from ICDI is participating in the ISSA Conference in Ghent (Belgium). She will present the TOY for Inclusion approach this..

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Is there a tendency to privilege one generation in IG activities? – ToyProject.net

In August this year we posted a very upbeat news item about a Channel 4 documentary called Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. In response to..

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Online Course Together Old and young: An Intergenerational Approach

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