Talk, Listen and Cuddle (TLC)

Talk, listen and cuddle (TLC) is a resource to help you develop your child’s communication skills through fun activities and learning at home.

How TLC can help your child’s development

Starting from as early as when your baby is in the womb, talking, listening and cuddling your child helps:

  • their brain development
  • develop their speaking and listening skills
  • communicate their needs, making them less frustrated
  • develop their reading and writing skills
  • them make friends and be happy

Visit the TLC website for ideas, tips and activities to support children’s language, physical and emotional development.

More information

Visit Essex Libraries to find learning activities and things to do in your local area.

I CAN is a charity that provides specialist therapy and education for children with speech and language difficulties. Contact them If you’re concerned about your child’s language development.

Talking point has lots of free resources to help parents and carers of children with their speech, language and communication skills.


Email address

tlc@essex.gov.uk

Phone number

0345 603 7628

Operational locations

  • Essex