The Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020

Join us for the second year of our celebration of sharing rhymes and songs for early-years children across Wales, from 10–14 February 2020.

To celebrate The Big Welsh Rhyme Time, we are giving away over 20,000 stickers and certificates to practitioners working with children and families in Wales.

Registration has now closed but you can still take part in Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020. You can use the resources below to help plan some fun activities to share rhymes and songs for the children that you work with. Or for more information email us at

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

Download the Big Welsh Rhyme Time certificate

Well done! You took part in The Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020.

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

Tips for sharing rhymes and songs

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

Listen to the rhymes

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

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.