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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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TOY Research

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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

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

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TOY Toolkit

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A Training Manual for Intergenerational Learning Initiatives

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Blog

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Play Dates with the Elderly in Hong Kong

Having been inspired by the stories on the TOY website, Cleo Wong, a young mother and preschool teacher in Hong Kong, decided along with a group of other mothers to organize intergenerational playdates.  >> Read more

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Shepherd of dreams: an intergenerational project in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, the relationship between older adults and children takes the form of a welfare relationship, where mutual care for children and older people is central. >> Read more

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