Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Big Welsh Rhyme Time is our annual celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs.

In February 2021 children in the Early Years and Foundation Phase took part in Big Welsh Rhyme Time events all over Wales and online where they could sing, rhyme, smile and have lots of fun sharing rhymes together.

Each day we explored fantastic new rhymes and songs written especially for Big Welsh Rhyme Time by Welsh children’s musicians, poets, writers and illustrators. You can find all this fabulous new content below.

Day 1

Bore Da Little Bee / Good Morning Little Bee

Today’s song was written by Laura Bradshaw (Community Singing Tutor and Musician) and Joseph Gnagbo (Linguist & Teacher).

Day 2

A Spaceman’s Adventure & The Rock and Roll Rocket

Today we’re blasting off into space with actor & writer Iwan Garmon.

Day 3

Monster Rhymes & Draw-along

Today we’re learning how to draw Monsters! Children’s author and illustrator Sean Chambers has written 3 monster rhymes and created a draw-along video for to you to enjoy.

Day 4

Lliwiau Hudol / Datblygu alaw

We have a real treat for you today – we’re exploring colours, weather and the seasons. Poet and singer Rufus Mufasa has written and performed 2 brand new songs for you to enjoy.

Download the Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate

Well done! You took part in The Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2021.

Download a Big Welsh Rhyme Time poster

Got a rhyme time event coming up? Promote it with our template poster!

Rhyming books in Welsh and English

To celebrate Big Welsh Rhyme Time, The Books Council of Wales have selected some of their favourite rhyming books in Welsh and English.

Have fun with rhymes and songs

Listen to the rhymes

We’ve chosen some of our favourite English and Welsh rhymes that you can enjoy together anytime, anywhere!

Tips for sharing rhymes and songs

Here are some ideas about how you can enjoy sharing rhymes and songs with babies and young children.

What the experts say

Rhymes in early childhood

Nursery rhymes are a common feature of childhood. Whether chanted, read, spoken or sung - children really enjoy the rhythm and repetition.

Welsh nursery rhymes have a rich and colourful history

From 700 year old verses written by monks to pudding and pink elephants, Welsh nursery rhymes have a rich and colourful history.