A new scheme using songs and games to introduce the Welsh language to parents of young children will be launched at 11.30 Wednesday morning 7th of February in Theatr Arad Goch, Aberystwyth in the company of Nia Parry.
The new scheme, called ‘Clwb Cwtsh’, is a project between Mudiad Meithrin and the National Centre for Learning Welsh. As part of the scheme fun language sessions will be held to introduce Welsh to young families, and further opportunities to continue to learn the language will be promoted.
Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin Chief Executive said:
“Since we started promoting Clwb Cwtsh we have received great response across Wales. The fact that children can come to the sessions with their families has been welcomed. We are looking forward to implementing this exciting scheme at grass roots level.”
Nia Parry has created the ‘Clwb Cwtsh’ textbook. Nia is a well known presenter on S4C programmes, and in particular those aimed at Welsh learners. The textbook contains eight fun sessions, using songs and games suitable for Welsh learners. Families will be able to bring their children to the sessions, to ensure that childcare isn’t an issue.
Nia Parry, author of the textbook said:
"New schemes like 'Clwb Cwtsh' are important to introduce the Welsh language in the home and raise young children as new learners. It has been a privilege being invited to create the course. I’m hoping this experience will encourage learners to use the Welsh language at home and move on to more intensive courses."
Efa Gruffudd Jones, National Centre for Learning Welsh Chief Executive said:
“By working in collaboration with Mudiad Meithrin we can offer a new way for families to start learning the language. The scheme offers a fun way for families to learn vocabulary that can be used at home with their young children. We hope that families across Wales will take advantage of this opportunity to start their journey learning Welsh with us.”