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Reading with Mr. Bob!

March 12, 2018 | Jennifer Nolan

Before arrivals even begin, the children who participate in early day activities are abuzz, knowing that today is Wednesday and Wednesday means Mr. Bob is coming. Mr. Bob, or Robert Kleinfelder is one of number of older adults from the local retirement community who are senior volunteers in Seton Montessori School, Illinois, United States. Read Head of School, Jennifer Nolan’s blog about the experience here. >> Read more

Sustainable Skills Cafés: Older residents demonstrate traditional skills to young children

February 28, 2018 | Diane Boyd

Diane Boyd, Senior Lecturer in Early Years at Liverpool John Moore’s University has been an advocate for education for sustainability in early childhood for many years.  In this blog post she describes an exciting new initiative she has started in Liverpool –intergenerational Sustainable Skills Cafés.  >> Read more

Japanese Delegation visit Innovative Italian Intergenerational Learning Summer Camp

January 29, 2018 | Silvia Porta

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

January 9, 2018 | Minka Bos

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

Intergenerational learning in public space: promoting young children’s citizenship

October 31, 2017 | Tim Waller

Read Tim Waller’s blog about the BRIC project designed to promote community engagement with young children in public space in England, Italy and Sweden. 
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