Reading and Seeding, part of Cultivating Compassion in Children, is an intergenerational program bringing together seniors and children in the community through retirement facilities and daycares. At these reading sessions, a child adopts a grandparent, and a grandparent adopts a grandchild or two, they listen to a story reading, join in a craft together, and share a snack and conversation. These sessions last around 45 minutes.
Two of the stories in the Cultivating Compassion in Children series,
Can Old Be Beautiful and What’s Wrong with Grandpa
tie directly to intergenerational conversations to increase understanding and compassion.