New publication: Generations Growing Together. A handbook for practitioners and trainers

January 16, 2024 |

Generations Growing Together is ‘a book of our time’. New handbook for practitioners and trainers about IGL published today 

One of the most frequent requests we receive in TOY is for a practical handbook about IGL for practitioners – a ‘how to’ guide with tips and strategies.  Generations Growing Together, Intergenerational Learning as a Pedagogical Strategy in Early Childhood Education and Care Services, which is launched today offers this and much more! 

The Handbook has been researched and written by Dr. Anne Fitzpatrick, a founding member of the TOY consortium. It is beautifully illustrated, attractive and easy to use. Importantly, everything in the Handbook reflects the latest research on IGL and the young child.  

In the foreword, Prof. Nóirín Hayes describes Generations Growing Together as “a book of our time” and “a timely contribution to enriching our understanding of the unique role of early childhood settings as a key community hub and identifying the early childhood educator as a facilitator in enhancing greater connectivity between children, wider society and older people in particular”. 

The Generations Growing Together Handbook can be downloaded here.

For a summary of the Handbook’s contents read the blog written by Dr. Anne Fitzpatrick which is also published today.