Toitoi celebrates creativity. It gives our young writers and artists a real purpose and a wide audience and encourages them to be actively engaged in their own learning.
Every term, the journal offers original and authentic exemplars created by New Zealand children in years 1-8, linking learning across the key subject areas of reading, writing and art.
Toitoi embraces a wide range of abilities and perspectives, motivating reluctant readers and writers and extending enthusiastic ones. It encourages students to strive for personal excellence and collaborate with their peers.
Picture by Parker Knight, age 11
We have created a bonus activity from Toitoi 24 that you can share with your students or print for the classroom.Download the resources
Access reading notes for Toitoi and share the journal with your young Kiwi creatives.Download the resource
Our new blog delivers amazing writing and art by young Kiwi creatives to your inbox.Read more
The Jillion teacher support materials are available as a free digital download.Download the resource
Write a story or poem inspired by 12-year-old Jieun Kwon's fantastic artwork.Download the resources
Discover the Toitoi Special Issues celebrating Southeast Asia and Latin America.Read the article
Discover more opportunities and resources for your young creatives to participate in the arts.Take a look
Encourage submissions in your class or library.Download the poster
Choose a text in Toitoi to share with your class or ask your students to read it independently using their own book.
Use the questions as a starting point for class discussion or independent research.
Guide your students to write their own response to the text.
Work with the text to inspire your students to create an artwork of their own.
Encourage your students to submit their work for publication and begin a conversation with other young New Zealanders through the arts.