child development


Measuring talk at home

March 15, 2017
Very small children develop their early language at home. In order to find out more about talking to children at home, project manager Emma Quigan has been working with a small group of parents and pre-schoolers. The group has been exploring what kinds of tools and ideas are...
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Akaaka Kōrero

March 8, 2017
Talking Matters' first community project started in February, with 13 community organisations that connect with families in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu. The collaborative has called itself Akaaka Kōrero. Akaaka represents the root or vine of early language that the collaborative is ...
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Alison Sutton is the Director of Talking Matters. Alison describes the journey that led her to start a campaign aimed at encouraging talking more and talking different with small children. For 30 years I have been working in adult literacy, seeing a pipeline of people with...
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