Talking Matters

Talking Matters’ vision is for all children in Aotearoa to thrive as confident, competent and creative communicators.  Our mission is to improve quality of life outcomes through rich early language.

We do this by partnering with communities, organisations and services that are engaged with children in their first 1,000 days. Talking Matters recognises language as a precious taonga.  Our work promotes the vital importance rich early language plays in brain development and in developing the skills children need to thrive as confident learners communicators.