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I can reach anything

Life can be tough as a māmā, for some more than others. Despite the challenges, they want their tamariki to have it better than they got.Treens and Willow were on the Talking Matters kaupapa during their time at Granger Grove - Anglican Trust for Women and Children. With Willow now thriving at school, Treens is back at the Grove supporting mums to build strong connections with their tamariki through kōrero....

December 7, 2022

Natural born Einsteins

Kōkako shows us how babies are born ready to communicate in all the languages of their whānau. In her home they share the taonga of te reo Māori, Quechuan (an indigenous language of Peru), Spanish and English.  Multilingualism supports neural connections as well as human ones. When we connect with our tūpuna and ancestral ties, our home languages connect us to each other and to our mother lands all over the world....

December 1, 2022

Reading & storytelling to set whānau up for success

Talking Matters partnered with Auckland Libraries and Duffy Books for a webinar discussing the benefits of reading & storytelling with babies and children.Bringing together community-based professionals Jilly Tyler of Talking Matters NZ, Linda Vagana of Duffy Books in Homes and Bron Austin of Auckland Council Libraries, our panel of experts discusses the benefits of reading, talking and singing together, how these impact our children’s development, and provides practical tips and ideas for par...

September 23, 2022

Decentering ourselves and making space for whānau to flourish

Emma Quigan, Community Action Lead for Talking Matters...

March 1, 2021

Iwi as early oral language leaders with Talking Matters

Hana Tuwhare, Community Activator, with support from Anthony-Quinn Cowley, Community Activator-Ōpōtiki, and Huhana Moselen. ...

March 1, 2021

Pēpi Pēnapēna series

Nau mai, haere mai e te whānau and come with us on our journey to reclaim, reframe and realise the power and potential of tūpuna parenting.  Our tūpuna pre-colonial times were gentle and respectful parents and whānau. They can help us be great parents to our tamariki too. For this series, Talking Matters partnered with Liz Harte (Ngati Porou, Ngāpuhi) of Pepi Penapena - Cherish Babies ...

January 1, 2021

De-colonising and re-centering

Hana Tuwhare (Ngāpuhi), Community Activator for Talking Matters ...

September 1, 2020

Talking Changes : The Bernard Bubble

A series following the journey of 1 yr old Hawaiki, as he embarked on a strange new normal during the Covid-19 Level 4, 3 & 2 lockdowns in Aotearoa-New Zealand . Episode 1: Everything has changed, for all of us. It's easy to assume it's just us adults feeling weird about this bizarre new world we live in, but pēpi and tamariki have noticed too! Check out how the Bernard whānau are adjusting to bubble...

April 17, 2020

Talking Matters – it’s never too early to talk with your baby

Te Amio-whenua at almost-3 was living proof of the power of early talk. In this video, she and her whānau share their experience of applying the Talking Matters kaupapa in the first thousand days of a baby’s life.   Kō Te Amio-whenua tēnei, he tata tana pākeke ki te toru tau. Ko ia te tino tau mataaho o te mahi kōreroreo kī te pēpi i te&nb...

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