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I CAN celebrations after Shine a Light Awards 2012 by Virginia Beardshaw

I was honoured to attend this year’s Shine a Light Awards on Wednesday 21st November in London and to present an Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards were a wonderful opportunity for teams, settings and individuals across the UK to celebrate excellence and best practice in supporting children’s and young people’s communication, and those with SLCN. There were over 300 applications …

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Savills dig deep for I CAN’s Meath School

Savills graduates showed their support once again for their chosen charity I CAN with a recent volunteer work day at our primary provision in Ottershaw, Surrey. The 15-strong team helped clear a disused, overgrown area of the school site to make way for a woodland activity area and bike path that is now safe for the children to use. Lizzie …

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Parent reviews of Chatting with Children

A number of parent bloggers have recently reviewed our newest resource, Chatting with Children. The reviewers were all very positive about Chatting with Children. Click on their names to see how other parents are using the activity cards! Older Mum said, “The great thing about these activity cards is that you can pull them out for a quick five minute …

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Little Dish shares their Fresh Fruit Muffins recipe for Chatterbox Challenge 2013 tea party

Fresh Fruit Muffins Simplicity: Straightforward Makes: 12 muffins Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes   Ingredients: 125g (4 ½ oz) plain flour 60g (2 ¼ oz) wholemeal flour 60g (2 ¼ oz) rolled oats 60g (2 ¼ oz) brown sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 60g (2 ¼ oz) blueberries 60g (2 ¼ oz) peeled and chopped apple (about …

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Top Five Party Pursuits Reveal Kids are Getting Back to Basics

Forget professional entertainers and over-the-top goody bags, today’s under-5s are shunning expensive gimmicks in favour of traditional party fun such as musical chairs and pass the parcel. I CAN, the children’s communication charity, today unveils the top five children’s party activities from a survey of 1500 UK parents of under-5s. It’s a list full of fun pursuits that build communication …

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