Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

Boogie Mites

Transform Rubbish Into Music Magic For Little Elves and Fairies!

The year is whizzing past, as usual, which means it’s nearly time for Chatterbox Challenge 2016! Once again Boogie Mites are delighted to play our part in boosting children’s communication through active music making, and we have put together some fun and easy-to-follow music resources that I hope you will enjoy using (and yes these do include free song mp3s …

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Jake And Tizzy Go Shopping

I CAN’s new ‘Jake and Tizzy’ stories

Clare Wilson, the Early Language and Communication Advisor for Ark Schools, read the eight Jake and Tizzy stories and shared her professional opinion with us. I CAN’s Jake and Tizzy books are a great resource for parents and professionals to help develop young children’s language skills. The eight books in the series show Jake and Tizzy in a range of …

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Jake And Tizzy Chrissie And Caitlin 2

A review of the adventures of ‘Jake and Tizzy’: a new series of story books from I CAN

Retired lecturer Chrissie Boylan read the eight Jake and Tizzy stories with her niece Caitlin, aged 4… “I read the Jake and Tizzy stories with my four year old great-niece Caitlin earlier this year. The first thing that caught our eye was the overall look of the books. The illustrations are really vibrant, appealing and easy for a child to …

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Read On Get On

Ready To Read: Blog from Virginia Beardshaw I CAN CEO

For everyone interested in children’s language and its vital link to life chances, today sees the publication of a really important report from the Read On. Get On. coalition of which I CAN is a founder member. Ready to Read:  Closing the gap in early language skills so that every child can read well demonstrates that a third of children …

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Jake And Tizzy New

Introducing Early Talk Boost!

Early Talk Boost is I CAN’s new language and communication intervention programme for 3-4 year olds launching in the autumn. The Early Talk Boost intervention has been based on the excellent Talk Boost model which has been running successfully for 3 years. Initial findings show that after the nine week Early Talk Boost intervention, children have made statistically significant progress …

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