Intergenerational Reading & Activity Series

Children's Library Booklist 

Children’s literature is a significant element in children’s learning, geared to gaining a better understanding of how life works. There is evidence of ageism in children’s books, and ageist attitudes in children as young as four years old. To counter these views, the Fuss Center provides readers with a selection of children’s literature aimed to increase children’s appreciation of various aspects of aging and intergenerational relations. These books were selected based on their meaningful portrayals of age, positive depictions of intergenerational relations, images of diversity, and realistic story lines. Sharing these books with children provides varied opportunities for them to generate positive attitudes towards age.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education presented awards to these children’s authors for their positive portrayals of older adults in their books.

Gayle Byrne And Mary Haverfiel (illustrator)
Sometimes It’s Grandmas And Grandpas Not Mommies And Daddies

Arthur Dorros and Elisa Kleven (illustrator)
Abuela

The books below used in the Intergenerational Reading and Activity Series at Lasell’s  Rockwell Child Study Center also depict positive and diverse intergenerational relations.

Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard and James Ransome (illustrator)

Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs   
Tomie DePaola

Emma   
Wendy Kesselman  and  Barbara Cooney (illustrator)

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

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Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium

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