Talking Matters partners with whānau, communities, practitioners, iwi and government to build and support language-rich environments for children.

A language-rich environment is vibrant and contains all the languages of a family, community or setting in spoken, written, cultural, gestural and artefactual form.

It is the space where children in their first thousand days of life can develop the communication skills they need to thrive as thinkers, talkers and readers.


Our way of working

With these principles as a foundation:

and through strategies that support:

we partner with others to generate...

So that more babies have access to language-rich environments in the first 1000 days.


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