Parents in Gwynedd encouraged to introduce their children to the language

Date: 25/10/2019
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Hunaniaith, the Gwynedd based Menter Iaith is organising two training workshops targeted at individuals who work with pre-school children and their families. The workshops aim to share information on how to promote the advantages of giving children the Welsh language from an early age with the parents and families of the children in their care.

Ifan Llewelyn Jones, Language Development Officer with Hunaniaith, said: “We hope to see people at the workshops who work with young children and their families, such as nursery workers, child-minders and play centre employees. They will gain skills and information enabling them to discuss the benefits with parents of giving Welsh as an additional language to the youngest children from an early age.

Nesta Griffiths from Cymraeg for Kids is working on the project with Hunaniaith. 

Nesta explained: “I’ll be sharing information about the advantages of bilingualism and the importance of speaking and introducing Welsh to children from a very early age.”

She added: “Multilingualism, regardless of which languages are included is a huge benefit to any child. In Wales two languages are used side by side; perfect social conditions for children to become used to multilingualism from an early age.”

The workshops will be relaxed, friendly events and will including presentations, discussions as well as a tasty bite to eat and a resource pack for attendees to take home. 

The workshops will be held at:

  • Gwin Dylanwad, Dolgellau - 7 November, 6.30-8.30pm;
  • Storiel, Bangor – 14 November, 6.30-8.30pm.

For more details please contact Hunaniaith on 01286 679452 or by email:  hunaniaith@gwynedd.llyw.cymru.