The Big Welsh Rhyme Time is coming

Published on: 25 October 2018 Author: BookTrust Cymru

Schools, nurseries, libraries and early years settings across Wales will soon be celebrating the Big Welsh Rhyme Time.

The cow jumped over the moon illustration

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time will take place from Monday 26 to Friday 30 November 2018.

We’ll be spending the week celebrating rhymes and songs and all the benefits that they have for children.

Find out more about The Big Welsh Rhyme Time – listen to rhymes in English and Welsh, get tips on sharing rhymes and download your certificates.

Sharing rhymes and songs can help children develop essential language and communication skills, and can give children a headstart when they learn to read. Sharing rhymes can help children become good listeners and build their confidence to join in, as well as helping them develop listening and attention skills, and learn some great vocabulary.

Most importantly, sharing rhymes and songs is fun, easy and can be done anywhere!

Nursery rhyme characters

Throughout the week, there will be Big Welsh Rhyme Time sessions happening across Wales. We’ll be giving out 20,000 specially designed stickers and certificates to children who take part and share rhymes and songs during the celebrations.

We’ll also be sharing lots of ideas and information about having fun with rhymes and songs, including tips for families.

If you’re a practitioner in Wales and would like to take part in the Big Welsh Rhyme Time, you can order stickers and certificates here:

English version

Welsh version

We cannot guarantee that your resources will arrive before 26 November 2018. 

Topics: Rhyme, News, Wales

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