Intergenerational Linking 2021-22
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 home. It allows children to think about what a care home is, who lives and works there and how we can begin connections.
A look inside a care home
This video gives children an insight into what a care home might look like. This is useful to prepare children for meeting especially when there is uncertainty around care home visiting.
Lesson 2 - The Stories behind the Wrinkles
In this session, children explore one of three books – ‘Wrinkles’, ‘The Lines on Nana’s Face’ or ‘The Remember Balloons’ – all 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.
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.
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.
Family Engagement 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.
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.