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Tots dress up as elves and fairies

Laura Cowen, Franchisee of East and North Hertfordshire had great coverage of her Chatterbox Challenge event in Welwyn Hatfield Times...

Babies and toddlers dressed up as elves and fairies to raise money for charity. Children aged between six months and four years took part in a Chatterbox Challenge on Monday, February 29, at the Quaker Meeting House in Handside Lane, WGC.

The Chatterbox Challenge is an annual event run by the charity I Can, which helps children with communication difficulties. The challenge was part of a Debutots interactive storytelling and dramatic play class, which is designed to encourage speech and language skills in young children.

Toddlers dressed up for this year's challenge theme of an 'elf and fairy party' and explored the story of 'Twinkle Fairy and the Midnight Feast'. In the story, Twinkle Fairy needs to light all the lights in the forest before midnight, but breaks her wing and can't fly, so is helped by elves, gnomes and pixies. Laura Cowen, Debutots franchise owner in Hertfordshire said

"Debutots has been running with great success in nurseries and schools for more than 10 years. I was a Debutots Practitioner in London and I loves it so much that I am so proud and excited to have now launched Debutots in my own home towns of WGC, St Albans, Hertford and surrounding areas. I began
classes in January so this is still early days and already there is such a great response."