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Scroll through our videos and other resources to find the ones that inspire you and your whānau to enrich your language environment.

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.

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. Treens and Willow met Talking Matters during their time at ATWC’s Granger Grove facility for mothers and children. With Willow now thriving at school, Treens is back at the Grove supporting other mums to build strong connections with their babies through rich early language.

Tūpuna parenting series

Tūpuna Parenting: Pepeha

Tūpuna Parenting: Pūrākau

Tūpuna Parenting: Mana and Tapu

Tūpuna Parenting: Waiata Oriori

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

Check out the micro-short versions of Te Amio-whenua’s story here and here


It's never too early to start learning Te Reo Māori


Ēhara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini: the power of a collective

This paper describes a community-led parenting initiative that focuses on babies’ and young children’s oral language. The authors present a path in oral language research and parental support congruent with a philosophy that promotes linguistic and cultural pluralism within the Aotearoa/New Zealand context. International research is filtered and incorporated based on the contextual fit and woven together with the rich local knowledge of parenting partners.

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