The Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020: What a week of rhyming fun!

Published on: 25 February 2020 Author: BookTrust Cymru

Over 22,000 children in schools, nurseries, libraries and early years settings from across Wales took part in the Big Welsh Rhyme Time this year!

Big Welsh Rhyme Time event

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time took place from Monday 10 to Friday 14 February 2020. Each year The Big Welsh Rhyme Time encourages fun and enjoyable rhyme sharing activity for children in Wales aged 0-5, in Welsh and English.

We have enjoyed sharing our favourite fun rhymes and celebrating rhymes and songs to help children develop speaking, listening, communication and literacy skills, improve their attention and confidence and – crucially – have fun!

We shared silly songs and round the bend rhymes all week long. Here’s just some of the highlights…

Rugby icon, James Hook joined us for the rhyming fun. James said, 'Raising three boys has taught me how much fun reading and rhyming with your kids is! You get to unleash your inner child and be silly with the little ones.'

Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh-language Children’s Laureate), Gruffudd Owen wrote a magical poem that everyone can download and sing.

A booklist of some of the most rhyme-tacular books was put together by our friends at the Books Council of Wales.

Family Bookworms and children’s author and illustrator Huw Aaron told us all about their love of rhymes.  

…And most importantly, children and families all over Wales have had fun singing, rhyming and smiling with us! Well done to everyone who took part for making Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020 such a fun-filled, rhyme-tastic week! 

What a week of rhyming fun! / Am wythnos o rigymu difyr!

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Mother and smiling baby with Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate
Playing with sticks and spoons at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Smiling boy with a Big Welsh Rhyme Time sticker
Playing with sticks and spoons at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Parents and children at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Boy with Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate
Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Rhyming with sticks at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Boy with Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate
Boy playing with sticks at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Child playing at Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Child playing with plasticine at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Mother and son at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Mum and baby with Big Welsh Rhyme Time sticker
Mum and baby with Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Storytime at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Two girls playing at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Storytime at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event
Smiling baby with a Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate

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Playing with sticks and spoons

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Boy with a Big Welsh Rhyme Time sticker

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Playing with sticks and spoons

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Parents and children at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event

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Getting a Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate

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A Big Welsh Rhyme Time event

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Rhyming with sticks

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Boy with Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate

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Playing with sticks at a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event

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Enjoying a Big Welsh Rhyme Time event

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Playing with plasticine

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Baby with a Big Welsh Rhyme Time sticker

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Baby getting his certificate

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Storytime

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The Big Welsh Rhyme Time is organised by BookTrust Cymru as part of our Welsh Government funded programmes. The 2020 celebrations are supported by Cyw, Early Years Wales, Literature Wales, Mudiad Meithrin, NDNA Cymru, PACEY Cymru and the Books Council of Wales.

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Over 22,000 children in schools, nurseries, libraries and early years settings from across Wales took part in the Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020. There are still lots of fun activities, rhymes and songs on our Big Welsh Rhyme Time web pages for the children that you work with.

Find out more