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Our Impact

Talking Matters is two!

We became an independent organisation in July 2022.

Since then we have impacted

41

Activations

144

Educators

217

Whānau

Together we have reached 

2439

tamariki and  made their language environments richer

Impact stories

Have a look at some recent stories about whānau enriching the language environment of their pēpi in partnership with Talking Matters

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.

I can reach anything

For some mamas doing it tough, the Talking Matters kaupapa supports them to feel pride, to be empowered and to have fun creating language rich environments for their tamariki. 

Our outcomes

Enriched language environments

Improvement in areas including Knowledge & Confidence, equity, relationships, physical environments, and culture & identity.

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Increased Serve and Return

There are more responsive interactions in the language environment and adults are more attuned and responsive to the communication needs of tamariki

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Enhanced wellbeing

Adults feel more connected with their "village" to boost the child's language, feel excited about the child's potential as a communicator and empowered about their ability to help them reach it.

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Learn more about how we measure our outcomes

 

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