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I CAN Chatterbox Challenge

I CAN chatterbox challenge 2015I CAN, the children’s communication charity have now launched their annual early years sing-a-long event, the Chatterbox Challenge.

Chatterbox Challenge 2015: Garden Adventures with Ben & Holly is supported by Entertainment One’s (eOne) popular children’s TV show, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

The special fundraising event helps to develop children’s communication skills by learning songs based on children’s surroundings. There is also a range of activities involved to help strengthen their development.

Children perform the themed songs at a sponsored Chatterbox Challenge show in front of parents and carers. All fundraising goes towards I CAN’s work with the one million children in the UK who struggle to communicate.

How do I get involved?

Chatterbox Challenge Week, when the majority of events will be held, is 9-15th February 2015. 

Register now at Chatterbox Challenge to receive your free fundraising pack.

Each activity pack is linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for England and Foundation Phase (Wales) helping to develop a range of skills including attention and listening, one of the early learning goals.

What do others say about Chatterbox Challenge?

Previous Chatterbox Challenge participant and the top 2014 fundraiser Tracy Telfer from Little Acorns Nursery in Atherton said, “We are all really looking forward to this year’s Chatterbox Challenge. We had such a fantastic time at our Challenge event last year and raised over £1700 for I CAN. We cannot wait to register and start learning the songs for this year’s performance!”

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs

It’s important to understand how children acquire language and recognise why some children have speech, language and communication needs. Here at PACEY we have a fantastic free SLCN training course available for members to support you in this.

Check out our practice guide on Supporting Children’s Language Development and a lovely Communication video that visits the settings of several childcare professionals to see how they support children’s communication.

We also have a range of I CAN products in the PACEY shop including ‘Learning to talk, talking to learn’ and ‘Babbling Babies.’

Sign up today

Chatterbox Challenge week is 9-15th February 2015 but groups can take part in the Challenge at any time of the year. Register here for your free fundraising activity pack, and find out about Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and TTS prizes.