Share a Story: an intergenerational reading guide

Share A Story: Children’s Books Ireland launches intergenerational reading guide with Together Old and Young (TOY), Hibernia College and Generations Working Together 

Curated reading guide for educators of children 0–12 promotes building of intergenerational connections through shared reading.

Stories have the power to bring people of all ages together, creating a moment of shared warmth and imagination. To help early years educators and primary school teachers celebrate this global moment of intergenerational unity, Children’s Books Ireland, Together Old and Young, Hibernia College and Generations Working Together have compiled a reading guide of books that are perfect for this very purpose.

Share A Story contains nearly 30 books that reflect these positive intergenerational connections, featuring a diversity of friendships and relationships between old and young, as well as giving insight into the universal aging process.

Alongside these excellent book reviews, the guide provides a list of expert tips for adults, from avoiding stories with stereotypes to starting conversations with children about the older people in their lives.