A campaign to get us talking more and differently to babies and young children

Everyone can be a part of Talking Matters

Talking Matters is a community-wide initiative, bringing together education, health and social services with whānau to promote the importance of talking more and talking differently with children, to maximise their potential. Talking is particularly important when children's brains are forming – in the first three years, so our focus is families with infants and toddlers. Read more

Language is an 'engine' for learning, thinking, literacy and life

We express our feelings and communicate with others through talk. The words we know and use influence our ability to think, learn and understand the world. All children are born smart, but some get the right encouragement they need at the right time. 

A COMET Auckland initiative

Seed funded by the NEXT foundation

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