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 on 'Why Talking Matters - the importance of language in the first 1000 days and how it shapes the future of NZ children.'
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
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
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