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Episode 19: The benefits of Intergenerational Practice with Liz Ludden and Sue Egersdorff

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In this episode, Alice Sharp is joined by Liz Ludden and Sue Egersdorff again to explore the benefits of an intergenerational approach in the early years.  
From the key benefits such as improving children’s vocabulary and communication skills to forming new relationships and combating social isolation, Liz and Sue explore the multitude of benefits associated with intergenerational practice. From this episode, you’ll discover real-life and heartwarming examples of why this approach is crucial, as well as ideas and inspiration for integrating this style of learning into your own practice and every day.

Nurturing new relationships

Both Sue and Liz agree that integrating this approach doesn’t have to be complex, it can be as simple as building a relationship with your local care home or communities to give opportunities for new and old generations to meet and interact. Throughout this episode, you’ll hear Liz and Sue share some of the techniques and invitations they have initiated in their nursery setting. From film nights to ‘prambles along the canal, you’ll takeaway bursts of inspiration to put into practice tomorrow.

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