Intergenerational Linking 2020-21
Introductory letter to parents and photo permission
This is a template letter for teachers to send home to parents to explain the Intergenerational Linking project. This also includes permission for photos and videos to be exchanged with care homes.
Session 1 - An introduction to linking with our care home
This session introduces children to linking with their local care. It allows children to think about what a care home is, who lives and works there and how we can begin connections.
Session 2 - The stories behind the wrinkles
In this session, children explore one of two books – ‘Wrinkles’ or ‘The Lines on Nana’s Face’ – both of which celebrate the stories and memories of older people’s lives. Children begin to explore their own ‘story’ which prepares them for connecting with the older people living in their linked care home, and finding out their stories.
Tell my story resources
These resources can be used alongside Session 2. The chatterboxes stimulate discussion about children’s own stories and memories. They can then choose to fill out the grid to share with their linked care home.
Session 3 - Older People's Stories
In this session, children will reflect on what they’ve discovered so far about older people’s stories and begin to make decisions about how they can connect further. This session will be developed further following individual planning meetings.
Ways to connect
This PowerPoint has lots of ways that young people and older people in care homes can connect together even when meeting face to face isn’t able to happen.
Intergenerational Linking Book List
These books, suggested by the TLN team, are fantastic to use with children to before and during an Intergenerational Linking project.
Family Engagement Activity - Tell my story
This family engagement activity encourages children to find out more about the adults at home or other older adults in their life (e.g. grandparents). It builds on the activities from session 2 but could also be used by itself.
Alzheimer's Society teaching resources
If you’re looking to explore Alzheimer’s and dementia a little bit more with children, these resources are great. There are a range of sessions available to download for a variety of ages.
Click here to access the website.