The Big Welsh Rhyme Time

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time took place from 26-30 November 2018 and we had an amazing week celebrating rhymes and songs, and the benefits they have for young children.

Special Big Welsh Rhyme Time events were held in libraries, nurseries and schools across Wales and we gave out over 13,000 specially designed stickers and certificates to children sharing rhymes during the week.

You can let us know how you celebrated The Big Welsh Rhyme Time at #BigWelshRhymeTime.

We want everyone to keep on sharing rhymes and songs with children, whether it’s at home, at nursery, or out and about. We’ve chosen some of our favourite rhymes in English and Welsh that you can watch and listen to wherever you are, and have put together some top tips to help you get more out of rhyming and singing.

Thanks to the Bookstart Denbighshire team for sharing their rhymes. You can find more on their YouTube channel.

Have fun with rhymes and songs

Listen to the rhymes

Rhymes in English and Welsh

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

Rhyming tips

Tips for sharing rhymes and songs

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

Download the certificate

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate

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

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.