Croeso i Cymraeg i Blant / Welcome to Cymraeg for Kids
Cymraeg for Kids is a new project set up to make parents aware of the bilingual journey available for them and their child by choosing Welsh medium childcare and education.
The following Cymraeg for Kids support groups are available for new parents:
- Baby massage suitable for babies from 8-24 weeks old
- Baby yoga suitable for babies from 10+ weeks and from 16+ weeks old
- Welsh rhymetime sessions suitable for babies from 0-3 years old
These groups are a great way to gain confidence and to start using some simple Welsh phrases with your baby as well as making new friends.
In addition our monthly clubs,’Clwb Doti a Fi’ also give parents the opportunity to sing simple Welsh songs, listen to Welsh stories, make some crafts with their baby, receive local information from other Early Year partners as well as meeting new parents.
Please note that there is no charge for attending our groups, we welcome Welsh speakers, learners and non-Welsh speakers as all our groups are bilingual. Why not give them a go!
Tel: 01970 639639
Twitter - @Cymraegforkids
For further information about Cymraeg for Kids groups in your area please click on the following facebook links or contact your local Cymraeg for Kids Officer:
Facebook.com/Cymraeg i blant… (national page)
Gogledd Powys (North Powys)
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Abertawe/CNPT (Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot)
Sir Gâr (Carmarthenshire)
De Powys (South Powys)
Bro Morgannwg (Vale of Glamorgan)
Sir y Fflint (Flintshire)
A team of Cymraeg for Kids field officers provide specialist advice, information and support to prospective and new parents on the advantages of early bilingualism by draw attention to the following:
- Most children across the world speak two languages and therefore the sooner the child hears Welsh the better
- Every child in Wales has the right to speak Welsh and to be able to take advantage of the benefits of being bilingual through Welsh medium education
- The Welsh language is less likely to be transmitted to children where only one parent speaks Welsh. Only 45% in this group will transmit the language to their children.
- The transmission of Welsh from parent to child is fundamental to the longevity of the Welsh language.