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Why all the whys? – a blog from Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN

This week our blog is dedicated to our membership of the Read On.Get On campaign which is focussing on getting little ones ready to read by helping parents develop 2-5 year old’s communication skills “I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer“- Stephen Hawking …

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Thank you to all the I CAN Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cyclists

We would like to say a huge well done to all those who completed the 100 mile Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycle in the heat of yesterday’s Sunday sunshine. Particularly those that raised money for I CAN. Funds raised will help the more than 1 million children in the UK that will find it difficult to read, to learn, to join in …

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Message from our CEO Virginia Beardshaw to all those affected by Penn School closure

News of the sudden closure of Penn School at the end of this summer term has shocked all of us at I CAN.  We feel for the pupils and families who will have to find alternative placements for September, and for staff members who will have to find new jobs. I CAN’s free and independent enquiry service will be happy …

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I CAN’s Lord’s Gala in support of Million Lost Voices Appeal

On Tuesday 16th June, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord’s Home of Cricket hosted a charity Gala for I CAN to raise funds for our Million Lost Voices Appeal, which has supported 30,000 children aged 4-7 years with delayed language in 2,000 primary schools across the UK. The weather was perfect to enjoy the rare opportunity of stepping out onto …

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Getting Two Year Olds Talking!

There is a lot in the news at the moment about two year olds and the need to support their positive development. We certainly know that language development at the age of two years predicts children’s performance on entry to primary school. Although the news often focuses on our most vulnerable two year olds, this is a critical time for …

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