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Talking to babies is everybody's business

I can reach anything

Life can be tough as a māmā, for some more than others. Despite the challenges, they want their tamariki to have it better than they got.Treens and Willow were on the Talking Matters kaupapa duringRead more

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), SpanishRead more

Reading & storytelling to set whānau up for success

Talking Matters partnered with Auckland Libraries and Duffy Books for a webinar discussing the benefits of reading & storytelling with babies and children. Bringing together community-basedRead more

Decentering ourselves and making space for whānau to flourish

Emma Quigan, Community Action Lead for Talking MattersRead more

Iwi as early oral language leaders with Talking Matters

Hana Tuwhare, Community Activator, with support from Anthony-Quinn Cowley, Community Activator-Ōpōtiki, and Huhana Moselen. Read more

Pēpi Pēnapēna series

Nau mai, haere mai e te whānau and come with us on our journey to reclaim, reframe and realise the power and potential of tūpuna parenting.  Our tūpuna pre-colonial times were gentleRead more

Talking Changes : The Bernard Bubble

A series following the journey of 1 yr old Hawaiki, as he embarked on a strange new normal during the Covid-19 Level 4, 3 & 2 lockdowns in Aotearoa-New Zealand .  Episode 1: Everything hasRead more

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

Te Amio-whenua at almost-3 was living proof of the power of early talk. In this video, she and her whānau share their experience of applying the Talking Matters kaupapa in the first thousandRead more

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