On Monday July 18 in the hustle and bustle of the Agricultural Show, parents and families will have an opportunity to hear more about ‘Cymraeg for Kids’ (a new scheme aimed at encouraging more families to choose childcare and education in Welsh for their children).
Dinah Ellis, ‘Cymraeg for Kids’ National Manager said:
“It’s great to confirm that ‘Cymraeg for Kids’ is now in play. Thanks to the scheme, families can enjoy all kinds of fun activities such as baby message, singing and story-time and baby yoga after the Summer. The benefits of care and education through the medium of Welsh are relayed to prospective parents and families with babies and young children ensuring that everyone knows about opportunities for children to become bilingual by attending the Cylch Ti a Fi (adult and baby/toddler group) and cylch meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroup) before going on to Welsh-medium schools.
Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin Chief Executive added:
“It’s really important that we persuade more parents and families who don’t speak Welsh to choose childcare and early years education in Welsh for their children by going to their local Cylch Ti a Fi and cylch meithrin. ‘Cymraeg for Kids’ has an experienced team in place who know the advantages of Welsh-medium care and education and also run family-friendly activities in the community. Also, midwives and Health visitors will play an important role in ensuring that parents and families of babies and young children have all relevant information to hand.”
An event to celebrate the work of ‘Cymraeg for Kids’ will be held in the company of entertainer Carys John (Ffa-la-la!) and Mudiad Meithrin’s friendly mascots, Dewin a Doti on the bandstand in the Show by Mudiad’s play park on Monday, July 18th at 2.00.