How to help your child from the start?

Even during pregnancy, babies can hear voices and music.
So if you’re keen to raise your child bilingually, now’s the time to start speaking and singing in Welsh to your baby.
For Welsh Government information about Welsh language
for parents search for Cymraeg.gov.wales
For information on learning Welsh as an adult search for learnwelsh.cymru

Cyw

Cyw is S4C’s range of programmes, apps, live shows etc.
for children. You can fi nd Cyw (chick) and friends across a range of platforms, all for free.

Television

Watch Cyw programmes with your child every morning on S4C, including Patrol Pawennau (Paw Patrol), Bing, Deian a Loli, Peppa (Peppa Pig) and other favorites in Welsh.
Children don’t have to speak Welsh to enjoy cartoons in Welsh!

Download S4C Clic or go to http://www.s4c.cymru/cyw to watch Cyw programmes at any time

Fun and educational apps for small children

These handy apps will help you along the way

Cyw apps Search for ‘Cyw S4C’

Cyw apps are designed for small children to use and feature Cyw and friends.

Magi Ann apps Search for ‘Magi Ann’

Have fun learning to read with the award winning Magi Ann stories. See and hear the stories in English and in Welsh.

Selog apps Search for ‘Selog’

Listen to songs and stories in Welsh. you can find accompanying

Alun yr Arth (Alun the Bear) books in Newport’s libraries

Welsh language resources to buy:

www.siopdewinadoti.cymru

www.gwales.com

Monmouthshire libraries have Welsh and bilingual children’s books for children of all ages

Directory

Mudiad Meithrin

Mudiad Meithrin supports young children in Wales to access early years services and experiences through the medium of Welsh.

www.meithrin.cymru

@mudiadmeithrin

01970 639639

Cymraeg for Kids

A national scheme that supports parents to use the Welsh language with their children by choosing Welsh medium childcare and education. The scheme is managed by Mudiad Meithrin.

Local free support groups for parents: baby massage, baby yoga, Welsh Storytime sessions and monthly family events that are an additional opportunity to socialise through the medium of Welsh.

Llyw.Cymru/CymraegiBlant

cymraegiblant@meithrin.cymru

01970 639639

Facebook Cymraeg i Blant Mynwy

@CymraegforKids

Welsh Government Cymraeg

Website with information on a range of Welsh language matters and a portal to other sites – events finder, app of the week, Welsh for Adults courses and much more.

www.llyw.cymru/cymraeg

@Cymraeg

Cymraeg i Oedolion@Coleg Gwent

People have different reasons for wanting to learn Welsh – to support children in Welsh medium education, perhaps, or to widen job choices. A range of Welsh courses are held across Gwent. Please contact us for more information.

01495 333710

welsh@coleggwent.ac.uk

www.dysgucymraeg.cymru

http://www.learnwelsh.cymru

@CymraegGwent

Yr Urdd

The Urdd is a youth organisation which offers opportunities and events to all the young people of Wales (up to the age of 25). It is a lively organisation which is a part of the life of children who attend Welsh medium education, through sports, music, the Eisteddfod, residential centres and youth groups.

www.urdd.cymru

@urdd

01495 752589

Rhieni dros Addysg Gymraeg (Rhag)

Parents for Welsh Medium Education exists to support and promote education though the medium of Welsh throughout Wales and to ensure equal opportunities for those who wish their children to be taught through the medium of Welsh.

www.rhag.net

@RhAG1

Menter Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy

Menter Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy is a Welsh Government-funded initiative that develops and promotes opportunities for using the Welsh language in the communities across the three counties. These activities include coffee mornings, gigs, fun days, after school clubs and play-schemes.

http://menterbgtm.cymru/

@gwybodaeth

@menterbgtm.org

01495 755 861

Monmouthshire Family Information Service

For information on childcare and education, visit the Family Information Service page on

https://www.monfis.org.uk/