In this section, you will find the ToolKit developed by the consortium, with a collection of specific materials for use by care workers, social workers, and educators, to plan and implement intergenerational learning programmes between older persons (65+) and young children (4-5 years-old).
With the aim to break the social isolation and exclusion of older people in our communities, we developed an innovative training programme, and gathered in the toolkit inventive games that promote intergenerational communication and learning, and thus social inclusion. We strove to include games accessible to all, including people with health issues. The partners worked together to exploit each other’s knowledge and expertise, as well as the experience of best practices in each national context.
Intergenerational programmes provide a space for the formation of reciprocal and collaborative relationships, where both the child and older adult can act as the teacher and as the learner.
Children’s games also give the older players the opportunity to tell their younger fellow players more about their childhood and youth and the games of the time, thereby supporting intergenerational learning (both within the family and outside), which helps to give children a different perspective on their community’s history.
- Careworkers, social workers, and volunteers working with older persons
- Early childhood educators and young children (4-5 years old)
- Older persons
Learn to consider the needs of the activity’s participants, and adapt it to them
Learn to facilitate an activity
Get ideas of activities to use in an intergenerational setting