A book about a social grandmother in the Netherlands

June 11, 2019 | Nathalie van den Thillart

In this blog Dutch children’s book author, Nathalie van den Thillart describes how writing a story about dream granny ‘Omi’ was the key to her recovery from a burnout.

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How the TOY online course transformed our practice

February 25, 2019 | Sharon Malcolm

The opportunity to participate in the TOY Online Course inspired Belfast Nursery Manager, Sharon Malcolm to transform the Nursery’s intergenerational experience from being a one-off visit for young children to a Care Home for older adults to being an integral part of the Nursery’s practice.  Read her blog post below.

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An intergenerational oral history project in Greece

January 25, 2019 | Kyriaki Fotiadou

“From one generation to the next”

Older peoples’ role as guardians of knowledge, traditions and skills is central in vibrant learning societies, and is recognised in one of the TOY Goals. Young children too have a role in preserving cultural histories.  In this blog post, Greek oral historian Kyriaki Fotiadou writes about a project, which connected young and old through an oral history journey.

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‘If you can talk you can sing’ – Donegal ‘Choir of Ages’ (Ireland)

November 30, 2018 |

‘If you can talk, you can sing!’ This is the motto of a new and innovative choir in Ireland that is doing a lot more than just creating a beautiful sound….

In a rural and sparsely populated area of north west Ireland, an intergenerational choir: ‘Choir of Ages’ or in the Irish language ‘Ceol le Cheile’ (Coming Together to Sing) has become a big success in the last year.

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Enriching children’s experiences with intergenerational contact from their neighbourhoods

November 8, 2018 |

“Outdoor environments of early childhood care and education (ECEC) settings have the potential of bringing young children in touch with their neighbourhoods.  If designed with this function in mind these can also become spaces of intergenerational play and learning”.

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