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Join I CAN's Chatterbox Challenge 2016

Register for your FREE fundraising pack*


I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge is an annual sponsored sing-along for children aged 0 - 5 years across the UK. This year’s theme ‘Ben & Holly’s Elf and Fairy Party’ is about getting young children to take part in fun party games while chattering about what they are doing, seeing and hearing. Children will have fantastic fun learning songs around the theme and singing them together in an inclusive sing-along. As well as developing their own communication skills they'll be raising funds to help children across the UK who are struggling to communicate.

Clare Geldard, I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge Communication Advisor, shares with us why singing is so important in helping to develop children’s communication skills.

‘Nursery rhymes and songs have been sung for hundreds of years to entertain children, distract them or soothe them to sleep. Singing with your baby or child also helps to develop children’s speech and language –learning to pay attention, developing an enjoyment for listening, understanding about rhyme and learning new words’

How Early Years Settings can get involved?

You can take part as a nursery, pre-school, playgroup, primary school, as a childminder, parent, guardian, carer, or in any other Early Years setting. Chatterbox Challenge Week is February 8th – 14th but you can hold your event at any time.

The Challenge provides a fun and varied way to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, with additional classroom activities provided for each rhyme. So why not register now for your FREE fundraising pack!


Can’t take part in Chatterbox Challenge yourself? Or want to help us spread the word about our event? Nominate your Local Nursery / Pre - School / Playgroup / Childminder or any other Early Years Setting that you think would love to get involved by clicking on the button below!


How parents can get involved?

You can tell your child’s nursery about this fantastic event and ask them to sign up for their FREE fundraising pack at

You can also bring Chatterbox Challenge to life at home with your child and help to develop their communication skills. To get you and your child singing at home for this year’s Chatterbox Challenge, I CAN and our partner groups supporting the Challenge have provided some songs and activities below:

Sneak Preview of Chatterbox Challenge 2016 Rhyme and Activities

Additional Songs and Activities from Boogie Mites

Top tips for Singing Together from Tots on Tour

Additional French & Spanish Songs from La Jolie Ronde

We hope you enjoy your sing-along with your child and that your child’s nursery does get involved in this year’s Chatterbox Challenge.

For more information about children’s communication please click here or if you would like more information about Chatterbox Challenge then please do not hesitate to contact us at or watch our video below:


Thanks to the kind support of  TTS and Ben & Holly, I CAN is able to help even more children who struggle to communicate.