Language, Literacy and Communication
Following on from week one's recap on the question 'Pwy wyt ti?' (Who are you?) we would like your child to revisit the question 'Sut wyt ti?' (How are you?)
Ask them to take it in turns to ask and answer the question with you or an older sibling who should also be familiar with some of the vocabulary.
* ch is a glottal Kh sound , as in the Scottish loch.
Sut wyt ti? (Sit oyt ti?) How are you?
Dwy'n hapus. (Dween hapis) I am happy.
Dwy'n drist. (Dween drist) I am sad.
Dwy'n wedi blino. (Dween wedee bleeno) I am tired.
Dwy'n grac. (Dween grack) I am cross.
Dwy'n gyffrous. (Dween guff roys) I am excited.
Dwy'n sal. (Dween sal) I am ill.
Da iawn diolch. (Dar yown dee olch) Very well thank you.
Need a Stepping Stone?
If your child went to our nursery, then they should be aware of some of the vocabulary (hapus, drist, wedi blino, da iawn diolch), the rest may be new to them, so it would be beneficial to practise as often as you can. Start with the vocabulary that they are the most confident with and add a new word each day. It could be something as simple as asking them on a daily basis how they are in Welsh and encouraging them to ask different family members. Play a game - ask your child to mime the action to show how they are feeling and you have to guess how they are feeling and vice versa. You could also print out the feelings cards below that match the new vocabulary and ask your child to pick a card and use that to practise the vocabulary on each card.
Need a Further Challenge?
Once they are confident recapping the question and answers then they can have a bit of fun answering as if they are a superhero e.g Dwi'n strong!
Obviously we wouldn't expect them to be able to know the Welsh vocabulary for these words so saying them in English is perfectly acceptable. We are just encouraging the exposure to the question/answer words and hoping to build their confidence in asking and answering the questions.