Category Archive for: ‘Early Years Workers’

Guest blog from La Jolie Ronde: Moulin à paroles et el charlatán with I CAN

La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children, one of I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge partner groups, have kindly supplied us with an exclusive song as part of Chatterbox Challenge 2012, ‘Kids in Motion: Get active and make chatter matter’! To help get your chatterboxes ‘communication fit’ why not try something new in 2012 – Try the Challenge in French and Spanish! Use …

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Looking back at 2011: thoughts on the National Year from Virginia Beardshaw

What a fantastic year 2011 has been for speech, language and communication. If you’d told me at the start of this National Year that we would have proposals to integrate oral language across our curriculum at every age and stage, as recommended in this week’s Expert Panel report on the National Curriculum, an Early Years Foundation Stage which places language …

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Get Active – Make Chatter Matter

Boogie Mites is thrilled to be working to support I CAN in the Chatterbox Challenge 2012 – Kids in Motion. We are working together to help children develop language and communication skills and to get active as well. The development and use of communication and language skills is at the heart of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and using …

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The Hello Journey – guest post by Anita Kerwin-Nye, Director of The Communication Trust

What a year it’s been! Hello, the national year of communication, has exceeded expectations. Hello is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community sector organisations with expertise in children’s speech, language and communication, in partnership with Jean Gross, the Government’s Communication Champion.  Hello set out to make children and young people’s communication development a …

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Humf joins Chatterbox Challenge 2012

Humf is a furry thing.  He is short, round, purple and awfully cuddly.  At three years old Humf is full of wonder at the world, and is always eager to explore the new things he sees around him.  Doing things isn’t always easy for Humf, whether he’s trying to do a somersault, looking for his shadow or just run as …

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