About TLC

Talk listen and cuddle are the three ingredients needed to ensure young children get the best start in life.

TLC is an Essex campaign that looks to help parents, carers and families of young children support their children’s communication development and learn how to help their children gain the best start to life through playful learning at home.

This site will regularly post a range of ideas, top tips and games to support children’s language, physical and emotional development. Its aim is to ensure children start school ready to explore, learn and make friends.

50 things to do

Looking for things to do? Why not download our ultimate list of ’50 things to do before you’re 5′?

Games and Rhymes

Play games with our TLC friends and sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes.


Learn the best ways to improve your child’s language and communication at their different ages.