Playing together

Playing Together … is one of the most important things you can do with your child to help their learning.

Here are some ideas on how to help your child play and learn at home and out & about. Why not download our Ultimate list of ’50 things to do before you’re 5′ Click here for printable version to stick on your fridge at home!  Have fun working your way through this wonderful list devised by parents across Essex.  Once you and your little one have ticked off all 50 things you can even download a certificate!



Our top tips on playing together

  • Jun052020

    What is play?

    Play underpins children’s learning and development. Through play they can make sense of the world and what they experience. Play…

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  • Mar152018

    Tell Me About …Tummy time

      What is tummy time? Tummy time is when your baby spends time laying on his (or) her stomach while…

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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.

Ready to Write

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Ready to Explore


There are lots of things to explore in the house. Here are some top tips for helping your child explore.

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Ready to Join In

It’s important your child is ready to make friends and join in. Learn about the different ways to help them get involved with others.

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Ready to Count

count-2Make counting part of your daily routine with our fun filled tips on getting ready to count.

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Ready to Read


Sharing books every day from a very young age will encourage a lifetime love of reading. Find out more reading tips here.

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Ready to Learn

Your child starts to learn from inside the womb. There are lots of ways babies and children continue to learn. Find out more.

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