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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Debutots

Use Story to encourage Communication, Imagination and Participation It’s that time of year again – the Chatterbox Challenge is fast approaching and here at Debutots Head Office we have been prepping our special Elf and Fairy stories for this year’s Challenge. As well as using some of the lovely songs in this year’s pack, we also put our Debutots stamp …

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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Boogie Mites

What is school readiness and why do we want it? Today there is so much emphasis on ‘school readiness’ that we are in danger of forgetting what we are preparing children for. So, what is school readiness? Although the term ‘school readiness’ is frequently used, there is in fact no agreed definition of the term. But if we think about …

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Dawn House School students invited to perform at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Four further education students from Dawn House, I CAN’s specialist school, have been chosen to showcase their musical talents at the prestigious Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham next month. The students, aged between 16  and 19 have been working with a DJ from County Youth Arts Nottingham over the past four months, composing songs and honing their musical skills. The group …

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A parent story: The impact Talk Boost KS1 made to my son

Since launching in March 2012, I CAN’s Talk Boost KS1 intervention has reached almost 40,000 children in 2,200 schools, boosting their communication skills and helping them to catch up with their peers. One of those children is Mandy’s six year old son, Caiden. Caiden, who is in year 1, recently finished a 10 week Talk Boost KS1 intervention. When describing …

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Guest blog: Have a tip-top Chatterbox Challenge with PACEY’s top tips

Here at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) we are really excited about the upcoming Chatterbox Challenge week on 8th-14th February 2016. PACEY understands that language is important because it forms the foundation for interacting with others – allowing us to communicate our needs, thoughts and experiences. Babies are born ready to communicate – listening, responding and …

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