Are you EYFS ready? Your responses…

Thanks to everyone who responded to our survey about the Early Years Foundation Stage changes. Only a tiny minority knew nothing about the EYFS – 49% wanted to know more about this key policy. 36% said they were going to receive training in the new EYFS but 13% anticipated receiving none at all. Your top three main concerns about the …

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What happens when children need to learn to talk in more than one language?

“Do some children find it more difficult than others?”  “If a child is struggling to talk is it just because they are learning a new language?”  These are the types of questions that are often asked when parents and professionals are thinking about children learning English as an additional language (EAL). Lots of research shows that young children are very …

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Chatterbox Challenge events at your local shopping centre

    Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC (CSC) is the leading UK shopping centre business and has been a huge supporter of I CAN and children’s communication since 2004. CSC supported I CAN again in 2011 and helped I CAN secure a Guinness World Record for the largest game of head, shoulders knees and toes in multiple venues. This year …

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Chatterbox Challenge 2012: Developing communication through singing

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Kate Freeman, I CAN Communication Advisor, has written a blog for Chatterbox Challenge 2012, with tips for parents on developing children’s communication skills through singing and building this into everyday activities. Kate says: Nursery rhymes and songs have been sung for hundreds of years to entertain children, distract them or soothe them to sleep.  Singing to your baby or child …

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An Evening With Colin Firth and Barry Norman: A blog by Virginia Beardshaw

2012 kicked off on a real high for I CAN with ‘An Audience with Colin Firth’ on 6th January. Spellbound is the only word to describe I CAN friends and supporters as they listened to Barry Norman using his encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema to interview the Oscar winning star about his career. We started and finished – of course – with …

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