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 teacher support materials for Toitoi 27 to use in the classroom.Access the archive
We have created a special bonus activity for the classroom based on two gorgeous pieces of writing and art from Toitoi 27.Access the archive
Access reading notes for Toitoi and share the journal with your young Kiwi creatives.Access the archive
The teacher support materials for Jillion 1 and Jillion 2 are available as free digital downloads.Download the resources
Encourage submissions in your class or library.Download the poster
Write a story or poem inspired by 11-year-old Emily Cronwright's fantastic artwork.Access the archive
Check out the awesome bonus material for our Anzac Special Issue.Access the resources
In 2020, The New York Times asked artists to capture the view from their city windows during lockdown.
Inspired by this project, Toitoi invited some of New Zealand’s amazing young artists to create a response of their own. We have published the first few of these incredible pictures online in a series called From My Window.
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
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.
Our new blog delivers amazing writing and art by young Kiwi creatives to your inbox.Read more