Read and make read

Difficulty Medium

Duration 60 minutes

Type of activity Main activities

Season Any

Occasion Any

Suitability Without limits

Locations Indoor

Tools

books

Goal

The aim of this activity is to introduce the children to poetry and to share the time with the elderly.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Choose and appropriate theme and book.
  2. Select the appropriate snippet or part for about 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare topics for following discussion and pictures according choose theme.
  4. Seniors and children meet in common room.
  5. Seniors read selected pieces.
  6. Interact with children by asking questions.
  7. Develop the desire to read. Seniors can talk about books they read, which was the first one, which was interesting.
  8. Pay attention to children who do not speak.
  9. Finally, recommend books that kids can enjoy.
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