The Big Welsh Rhyme Time is back for 2021

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time: 8-14 February 2021.

In 2020, over 22,000 children across Wales took part in the Big Welsh Rhyme Time. They shared rhymes and songs and took part in lots of fun events and activities.

This year, we want to make the Big Welsh Rhyme Time even better by inviting children in Foundation Phase to take part in the rhyming fun, too! If you work with children aged 0-6 you can join in the fun by holding your own Big Welsh Rhyme Time (either in your school, your setting, at home or online).

Register now to get Big Welsh Rhyme Time updates and download your certificates and posters below.

Baby and mum with certificate

Check back soon for more rhyming fun.

While you wait for The Big Welsh Rhyme Time, you can use the resources below to help plan fun activities to share rhymes and songs with the children you work with. Or for more information, please email us at booktrustcymru@booktrust.org.uk.

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.

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time poem 2020

Thank you to Gruffudd Owen, Bardd Plant Cymru, for writing this magical poem for the Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020.

Have fun with rhymes and songs

Nonsense words and stupid pictures

To celebrate the Big Welsh Rhyme Time, author and illustrator Huw Aaron talks about his love of nonsense rhymes.

Family favourite rhymes for The Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Our children, aged 12, 11 and 7 are enthusiastic readers. They love books from Wales - encouraged by the ones received from BookTrust Cymru’s Pori Drwy Stori programme when they were in Reception.

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.