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We want to share some of the highlights of Talking Matters 2018.   

It’s been a great year and we are delighted with how many communities and organisations are interested in collaborating with Talking Matters. Read more 

Why Talking Matters in the First 1000 Days

16 October, 2018 - Talking Matters director Alison Sutton presented at the NEXT Foundation annual breakfast in Wellington.

Read more & watch our videos on the Impact of Talking Matters on parents, teachers and communities

Premiere for Talanoa Ato video

August 2018 - Talking Matters had the pleasure of attending the premiere of Le Malelega a le To'elau's video about the power of Talanoa. The video looks at how the Samoan ECE uses the Talanoa Ato or Kete (Basket) to spark conversations between children and their aiga at home. Read more

Winter Wonderland of Books
Winter Wonderland of Books

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

August - Making fabric books to read to younger siblings proves a big hit for our Talking Matters stall at the Glen Innes Winter Wonderland.  See all the photos

Promoting talk in home languages - Le Malelega a le To'elau
Promoting talk in home languages - Le Malelega a le To'elau

Power of Talk in Māngere

June - A working group is being set up in Mangere to look at ways to promote more talk with babies and young children following our Talking Matters community fono at Southern Cross Campus on 28th June. Read more

Bill Kermode, NEXT ceo | Ginnie Denny, COMET board chair | Susan Warren, COMET ceo |  Alison Sutton, Talking Matters director

Bill Kermode, NEXT ceo | Ginnie Denny, COMET board chair | Susan Warren, COMET ceo | Alison Sutton, Talking Matters director

NEXT Foundation boosts investment in Talking Matters campaign

May - NEXT Foundation has announced it is extending its funding for Talking Matters, our campaign promoting the importance of rich language with babies. Read more

 

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