Thank you for taking part in Chatterbox Challenge 2013!
I CAN would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has taken the time to get involved and organise a fun and educational tea party! It’s fantastic for us to have so much support, ensuring we can continue working to help children across the UK struggling to communicate.
Click here to send us your funds raised
Not Yet Held Your Tea Party?
There’s still time! We understand that Chatterbox Challenge Week 2013 fell into a busy period and that it may not have been possible for you to fit your tea party in. We would be delighted if you would like to plan your tea party later in the year, at a time more suitable to you. If you would like to talk to anyone about this, or have yet to receive your pack, please contact email@example.com.
IF YOURE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, CLAP YOUR HANDS! Use this classic children’s song with actions toencourage learning while you play! If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap) If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap) If youre happy and you know it, and you really want to ... Read more
Baa baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir Three bags full One for the master and one for the dame And one for the little boy who lives down the lane Baa Baa Black Sheep Make-a-Sheep! This activity gives children the opportunity to practice using words for various body parts and thematerials they are ... Read more
Groups across the UK have been taking part in I CANs annual Chatterbox Challenge! This years theme was Mad Chatters Tea Party with Humf and lots of the groups took the opportunity to dress up as their favourite Alice in Wonderland character and hold tea parties with their favourite teddies! Supported by Openreach, funds raised by these groups through sponsorship ... Read more
Ellie Sareen, Debutots franchisee for Brighton and Hove, is back in from the cold, as she puts it, as she returns from maternity leave to communicate face to face with her parents and tots again. As soon as I started my business in Brighton and Hove it fast became my other baby. I steadily built up a number of classes ... Read more
Its competition time for our 2013 Chatterbox Challenge with Humf! Share a photo or video of you, your child (or children!) or your friends and family performing Im a Little Teapot, and you could be in with a chance to win a lovely tea cup and copy of our Early Talkers activity box set, which contains our popular Babbling Babies, ... Read more
I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge is an annual fundraising activity for nurseries, children's groups, parents and childminders. Children aged 0-5 have fantastic fun and develop their communication skills by singing songs and rhymes to raise money for children who struggle with their speech and language.
Check out the video below to see some chatterboxes...
How your donations help...
The Chatterbox Challenge is a fun event with a serious aim - to raise vital funds we need to help the one in 10 children who struggle to communicate and are at risk of becoming withdrawn or isolated. Your donations allow us to run training events, assessment services and Talk Programmes that ensure these children aren't left out of left behind.
If you've not met Humf before, come and say hello. He's a short, round furry thing. He is very curious about the world around him and wants to try everything! Take a look at his videos...
Humf prizes to be won!
Entertainment One and Humf have very kindly donated prizes for the challenge. Everyone who sends in their money raised from their Tea Party by 30th March 2013, will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 200 Humf DVDs! And if that’s not enough, there will be a special visit from Humf to the group that raises the most money for their Chatterbox Challenge. There will also be goody bags for the second and third highest fundraisers too! To be in with a chance, just be sure to return your money before 30th March 2013. Happy Fundraising!
Thanks for taking part in our Chatterbox Challenge.
How to hold your Mad Chatter's Tea Party:
- Register to take part
- Download all the bits you need
- Let the children know what's happening and mums and dads too
- Get your activities ready so the children have plenty of time to learn the songs and actions
- Plan the food and drink for your party - make sure there's plenty of tea!
- Help the children raise lots of sponsorship money
- Have lots of fun!
Little ones can improve their speech and language by practicing key underlying skills with these four games featuring our friend Humf. Just click on a game to start playing.
Join in!I'm a Little Teapot
Findthe colour of Humf and his favourite things
Matchthe pictures of Humf and his friends
Matty's Story Matty's parents were heartbroken as they watched their son struggle to make friends and join in at school. I CAN's Family Support programme will give more parents like Matty's the vital information and advice they need to help their child progress. Matty's father said recently: "I CAN are the light at the end of the tunnel, the glue that mends families who are at breaking point. Thank you I CAN for giving Matty back his smile."
Ellie's Story By the time Ellie received the help she needed, she was over four and already struggling in school. A speech and language therapist diagnosed her with severe difficulties in understanding language and talking. The waiting list for ongoing treatment for these difficulties is nine months. A child who receives the right help early on has a better chance of overcoming their difficulties and developing normally.
Stephanie's Story Stephanie was falling further and further behind until her fundamental problem with comprehension was addressed. Nine year-old Stephanie had real problems making friends and hated her lessons at school. She became depressed, anxious and withdrawn. Eventually, a teacher recognised that Stephanie had real problems understanding what people were saying. This meant that she found it really hard to follow her lessons and to make friends. Now Stephanie is getting the specially tailored help she needs to understand lessons she is beginning to blossom. She's made some friends, and is doing particularly well in maths and science. Things are definitely looking up for her.
A big thank you to Openreach for sponsoring I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge.
Openreach maintains and improves the network that connects tens of millions of premises and businesses to telephone exchanges across the UK. We do so on behalf of our Communications Provider customers, who sell communications-based services to consumers and businesses.
They're also the lead deployment arm of BT's £2.5 billion investment to make the Super-fast Fibre Access available to our customers across the UK. Which in turn means that up to two-thirds of premises should be able to enjoy super-fast broadband services by 2014.
With communication at the heart of its business, Openreach is passionate about I CAN's work, and recognises how critical good skills are to every young child as they embark on life's journey.Say hello to Openreach Ollie
We need to say a very big thank you to Humf for lending his support to this year’s Chatterbox Challenge, as well as providing lots of exciting prizes.
I CAN would like to say a huge thank you to their Chatterbox Challenge Partner Groups for their ongoing involvement and support.
Boogie Mites aim is to optimise the benefits music plays in a child’s development through ensuring children, parents, carers and teachers have access to a captivating range of music resources, workshops and programmes, packed full of original songs and musical activities, to support young children’s communication skills, intellectual and social development from birth to five years. Our highly acclaimed music programmes support all six areas of the EYFS curriculum; supporting speech, language, communication development from birth; making oral blending and segmenting fun; putting the beat into numeracy and providing a comprehensive musical resource pack specifically for children with SEN.
At Debutots we believe that imaginations and words will take you everywhere and there’s no better way to travel than on the crest of a fun filled story!
Our unique sessions take children from the age of 6 months to 7 years on unforgettable adventures through original stories: exploring words and sounds and how we can use our bodies and voices expressively.
Promoting skilful communication, fostering cognitive development and growing a child’s positive sense of themselves and others, our classes are also expertly mapped to the EYFS and KSI curricula.
La Jolie Ronde
La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children teaches tens of thousands of children throughout the UK and overseas to build their confidence and enthusiasm for both the French and Spanish language. Founded in 1983, La Jolie Ronde has become the market leader and is celebrating 30 years specialising in early years and primary language learning.
Once again La Jolie Ronde are delighted to be supporting this year’s Chatterbox Challenge with the following French and Spanish songs for use at your Tea Party:
- La Mousse au Chocolat (Audio)
- El Flan de Caramelo (Audio)
- Foreign Song Lyrics (including English)
- (Right click and 'Save As' to download)
Talking Tots is the UK’s original and favourite provider of fun interactive classes that gently boost preschool children’s communication and social skills.
Our friendly and exciting classes can help all children develop some of life’s most important skills:
- Concentration and attention, making learning easier
- Self-esteem and social confidence, vital for making new friends
- Pre-literacy skills, helping pave the way for reading and writing
- Communication skills, helping little ones express themselves
- Sharing and taking turns, helping everyone get along better!
Tots on Tour
Tots on Tour was established in 2002. Established as a training organisation, it works with both families and professionals to enhance ALL children's early communication and language skills. The "Growing Talk" Family Programme is designed to Engage, Enable, and Enhance Confident Communicators, providing families with ideas and activities to share and enjoy together throughout their week and is used extensively within Children’s Centres across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. "Growing Talk" training is also provided for early years practitioners and settings, in addition to the extensive range of bespoke training and workshops available.
This is where you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most. It’s the best place to start if there’s something you’re not sure about. If there’s anything else you need to know, then just get in touch!
I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge is an annual fundraising activity for nurseries, children’s groups and childminders. Children aged 0‐5 have fantastic fun and develop their communication skills by singing songs and rhymes to raise money for children who struggle with their speech and language. All the fun and educational activities are provided in the FREE fundraising pack, which you will receive when you register.
The Chatterbox Challenge is aimed for children aged 0‐5, with thousands of nurseries, playgroups and childminding groups taking part every year.
This year, as part of I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge 2013, we're holding a tea party! We’ll have lots of fun developing our communication skills with EYFS linked, easy-to-do activities. And we will be helping to raise vital funds to support the one million children in the UK with communication difficulties.
Most people will be holding their Chatterbox Challenge between 1 and 8 March 2013, but if that week is not convenient for your then feel free to hold yours when you like.
- Activity guide packed with songs and activities to perform
- Guide to organising your event, jam‐packed with fun hints and tips
- Stickers and certificates to reward children who have taken part
- Sponsorship forms and lots of ideas to make fundraising easy and fun
- Press release templates, so you can let everyone know what you are up to
Yes! Once you register online you will be able to download your pack in the Party Zone, which will help I CAN save money on postage costs. If you would like stickers for the children, then we can send these out to you separately along with your unique bank giro slip, which you can use to pay in the money raised from your Chatterbox Challenge.
We’d be delighted to send you more stickers or posters. All you need to do is to call our friendly Chatterbox Challenge hotline on 0845 121 2350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children taking part in the Chatterbox Challenge can use the sponsorship forms to gather sponsorship for their challenge. There are also lots of other fun fundraising ideas and tips in the FREE fundraising pack.
You can pay in your money online here or alternatively if you would prefer to use your paying in slip, please call the Hotline on 0845 121 2350 and we will send you another one in the post.
Yes, you will receive a letter and a certificate acknowledging all of your fantastic fundraising efforts. Just make sure that when you register you put in your nursery/school/group/organisation’s name so that we can include this on the certificate.
Sending us your Funds Raised
Please send us your funds raised in one of the
Post us a cheque payable to ‘I CAN Charity’. Use the Freepost
envelope provided in your event pack or address it to Chatterbox
Challenge, Freepost RSSX-BJJK-YSYE, I CAN, Magnet Road,
West Thurrock, Grays, RM20 4DP.
At The Co-operative Bank
Complete the Paying in Slip attached to your welcome letter and
visit your nearest Co-operative Bank.
Click here to make a credit/debit card payment online.
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