Talking Matters partners with whānau, communities, practitioners, iwi and government to build and support language-rich environments for children.
A language-rich environment intentionally makes space for language/s to flourish. It is vibrant and contains all the languages of that community in the spoken, written, cultural, gestural and artefactual form. A language-rich environment combines cultural, linguistic, social and pedagogical practices that enable children to develop the language skills they need to thrive as thinkers, talkers and readers.
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