Helpful resources

There are some useful resources you can use at home to help support your child in learning Welsh. It is a good idea to have a Welsh dictionary but take care when looking for a new word in Welsh! Having found a word check that it is the word you want by looking at it in the Welsh section and seeing what meaning is given in English. This could help avoid an unfortuante mistake! The Welsh alphabet is different from the English alphabet so it can be difficult when looking words up in Welsh.

Here is the Welsh alphabet:

A B C CH D DD E F FF G NG H I J L LL M N O P PH R RH S T TH U W Y

Welsh magazines are available for all ages of Welsh learners. For primary school learners there is ‘Bore Da’ and for KS3 and KS4 learners there is ‘IAW!’. ‘Lingo newydd’ is a magazine for adult learners but is also suitable for KS4 and A Level.

‘Golwg’ is a weekly Welsh magazine suitable for A Level and beyond.

There are also a few nice Welsh games suitable for learners to play at home with the family!

Dictionaries

Title Cost Suitable for Publisher ISBN
hrimage001 What’s the word for …‌ / Beth yw’r Gair am … £6.99 KS2 University of Wales
Press
9780708317365 (0708317367)
hrimage003 The Welsh Learner’s Dictionary £6.95 KS3-4 Y Lolfa 9780862433635 (0862433630)
hrimage005 Y Geiriadur Mawr £19.99 A Level Gomer 9780850884623 (0850884624)
hrimage007 Geiriadur yr Academi £55.00 A Level and beyond University of Wales
Press
9780708311868 (0708311865)

 

Dictionaries available on the Internet or as an app

Title
BBC Wales Online Dictionary www.bbc.co.uk/wales/welshdictionary
hrimage009 ap Geiriaduron Free app

 

Magazines

Title Cost Publisher
hrimage011 Bore da £1
monthly:
September-June
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
www.urdd.org/boreda
hrimage013 Iaw! £1
monthly:
September-June
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
www.urdd.org/iaw
hrimage015 Lingo Newydd £1.50
every other month
Golwg
www.golwg360.com/cylchgronau-cwmni-golwg
hrimage017 Golwg £1.50
every Thursday
Golwg
www.golwg360.com/cylchgronau-cwmni-golwg

Games

Title Cost Publisher ISBN
hrimage019 Jig so y Byd
(World
jigsaw)
£6.98 Atebol 9781907004377 (1907004378)
hrimage021 Jig so Ewrop
(Europe
jigsaw)
£6.98 Atebol 9781907004391 (1907004394)
hrimage023 Jig so Cymru
(Wales
jigsaw)
£6.98 Atebol 9781907004414 (1907004416)
hrimage025 Junior Scrabble yn Gymraeg
(Junior
Scrabble in Welsh)
£17.99 Leisure Trends