PRE-SCHOOL children have been learning new songs to support a national children’s charity.
Youngsters from the Rainbow Childcare Centres in Exton, Ryhall and Edith Weston took part in the Chatterbox Challenge along with children from The Ark association of nurseries at Princess Avenue, Catmose Primary School, Rutland College and Burley Road in Oakham.
They spent several weeks learning the words and actions to nursery rhymes including The Wheels on the Bus, Row Row Row Your Boat and If You’re Happy and You Know It.
Organiser Jacqui Price said: “We were thrilled to take part in the challenge.
“The children have really enjoyed learning the nursery rhymes and actions while practising their speech and language skills and taking part in various craft activities.
“Everyone thought the challenge was fantastic and we are pleased to have helped raise money for children who have difficulties talking and understanding others.”
The event raised about £600, which will be donated to I Can, which supports children with speech and language problems.
Jacqui said: “It’s a really good amount to raise and I would like to thank everyone who got behind it and supported us.”