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
TOY for Inclusion
TOY online course
For the past 10 years, Associate Professor Katrina Radford from Griffith University, Australia has been researching intergenerational practice in a non-familial environment. As part of this work, she has been promoting the concept of Grandfriends also as a way of addressing ageism. Read on to find out more about her work.
Generations Growing Together: New handbook on implementing intergenerational learning in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services now launched. To get a taster read this blog by its author, Dr Anne Fitzpatrick.
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