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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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ICDI in Ukraine for psychosocial support to internally displaced children and youth

Mathijs Euwema and Remi Goossens are training social workers who work with children and young people who have fled the war in Ukraine.

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TOY-PLUS: an exciting new project on intergenerational learning!

Another important step towards meaningful and quality intergenerational experiences between young children and older people!

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Putting the spotlight on psychosocial well-being of young children in Ethiopia

Psychosocial well-being of children key to children's survival and thriving!

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Nepalese girls are taking photos of all the things they're not allowed to touch during their periods

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Children develop better when you let them be bored, psychologists say

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