Guest blog: Heather Green from Liss Junior School, Hampshire

We began the Communication Triathlon fortnight with an opening ceremony/assembly. We had banner bearers for Thinking, Talking, Teamwork. We tried to learn a new word everyday and each class completed several of the activities. They chose their favourite to share with the rest of the school in our closing ceremony/assembly. At the end, 45 children (11 with Moderate Learning Difficulties) …

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Debutots guest blog: Making Pretend Play a Reality

Lucy Smith, Debutots Franchisee, tells how she discovered how to really play with her children. Einstein once said “Logic takes you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere”.  Not one of his more famous discoveries, I admit, and as a busy mum with two energetic and demanding young children, not one I might have considered particularly relevant …

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Checking your child’s progress in the early years

As parents we are all keen to know that our children are developing just as they should.  Shouldn’t he be walking yet?  When should she start to talk in sentences?  We are full of questions about our child’s development!  So, it is great news to hear that the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum that our children will …

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BBC Newsround presenter completes her first marathon in under six hours

Leah Gooding, presenter of CBBC’s Newsround programme, completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in 5 hours 56 minutes and 48 seconds for I CAN. Sunday saw the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of Leah’s to run a marathon. She chose to use the experience to support I CAN, the children’s communication charity, which has helped her nephew to speak …

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Guest blog from Talking Tots

As speech & language therapists Lisa and Tracey, the founders of Talking Tots, know the importance of helping children to develop some of life’s most important skills: Concentration and attention to make learning easier Pre-literacy skills which help pave the way for reading and writing Communication skills which help little ones express themselves Sharing and taking turns, helping everyone get …

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