Welcome to Essex TLC

To be school ready can start from birth…

TLC is an Essex campaign helping parents, carers and families give their young children the best start to life, developing their communication skills through playful learning at home.
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Your Child's Age

As parents, you are the most important people in your baby’s early development.
The way you talk and play with your baby can make a real difference to how they develop and learn. Babies and young children grow and develop at different rates, and there’s a big range of ‘normal’ in development. But you know your child best. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech and language development, ask your health visitor, GP, or early years setting for some guidance and support. Select your child's age group to find all of our resources, games, links and tips suitable for their age and stage of development.

Age 0 to 6 Months

Here you will find activities, resources and helpful tips for things that you can do with your baby aged 0-6 months.
0 to 6 Months

Age 6 to 12 Months

Here you will find activities, resources and helpful tips for things that you can do with your baby aged 6-12 months.
6 to 12 Months

Age 12 to 24 Months

Here you will find activities, resources and helpful tips for things that you can do with your baby aged 12-24 months.
12 to 24 Months

Age 2 to 3 Years

Here you will find activities, resources and helpful tips for things that you can do with your baby aged 2-3 years.
2 to 3 Years

Age 3 to 5 Years

Here you will find activities, resources and helpful tips for things that you can do with your baby aged 3-5 years.
3 to 5 Years

Going To School

Here you will find activities, resources and helpful tips for things that you can do with your child before they go to school.
Going To School

What parents have to say about TLC

"It has given me ideas for ways to spend days with my little ones to help develop their language... It is a daunting time but to know I can get good strong advice about their learning and coping mechanisms has helped take the edge off the worry."
Mummy
Essex
"My eldest has delayed language and communication skills and it has shown me how I can support them at home through playful activities. I have already noticed an improvement and I have started to feel more confident in what I am doing."
Mother
Essex

Featured Resources

Find our latest and most popular hand-picked games and resources here.

Playdough Recipe – Developing Finger Muscles

Playdough Recipe Playdough can be made very easily using “ingredients”...
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Fluffy and Cloud Dough Recipe – Developing Finger Muscles

The wonders of homemade playdough. The real wonder of playdough...
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Bilingual Families - The Importance of Home Language

Why is home language important? The language you speak with...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for advice about your child's learning and development? We answer your frequently asked questions here.

Get in touch

For further support or advice, please feel free to contact us on the email address below.
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