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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

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

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Japanese Delegation visit Innovative Italian Intergenerational Learning Summer Camp

La Crèche in Merate, Italy have been running their intergenerational summer camp since the beginning of the TOY Project. News of this innovative Intergenerational Learning (IGL) initiative has spread far afield. Recently, they hosted a delegation from Japan. Silvia Porta, from La Crèche, writes about the experience in this blog. >> Read more

Primary school pupils interview older people about the history of war in their neighbourhood

Getting to know someone’s personal experience of an historical event by meeting them can be a richer learning experience than reading about the event in a book.  >> Read more

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Viganò: scambio generazionale tra anziani e bambini grazie al progetto TOY della RSA

Generational exchange between older people and children thanks to the TOY project - nice article about TOY (in Italian...)

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TOY Newsletter #11

The latest TOY newsletter is out!

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Children and Seniors Get Inspired Together at a New Kind of Day Care

What a great example of intergenerational learning!

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How children and families benefit from TOY for Inclusion Play Hub in Slovakia

Another Play Hub opened in the franework of TOY for Inclusion in Slovakia! Read the news to discover how young children and families are benefitting..

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Play Hubs for Roma integration lunched in three countries | REYN

TOY is delighted to announce that the TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs are finally opening! Read here a short news about the Play Hubs in Croatia,..

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