Shwmae Pawb! Hi everyone!
Anybody need an excuse to watch cartoons?!? Really, though… I find these genuinely helpful when I want to continue my exposure to the language while letting my hair loose a little so to speak, after scrambling my noodle on a particularly hard SSiW challenge, for example! Keep an open mind! Get it… open mind… sorry. Hehehe
I am still a pretty new beginner with Cymraeg - I have completed the first 12 challenges in Level 1 on SSiW and I’ve reached Level 15 in Welsh on Duolingo - and I am always on the lookout for new ways to expose myself to Welsh as I build my confidence to speak to people in my new language. One way is by listening to music, and I have posted a few songs in the music videos thread. Another way I have been enjoying learning Cymraeg is by watching kids’ TV shows from S4C. I don’t watch exclusively kids’ shows, but they are certainly the most relaxing for the down time learning and are great for hearing what is familiar a greater proportion of the time.
I have checked out several so far, and my favorite is Deian a Loli - not actually a cartoon this time, but a super-cute show about two twins, brother and sister, who have a secret magical powers. I love the stories and I hope I can find an excuse to watch them with my twin nieces when they are a little older - and each episode has a great message and lesson to learn about life. Truly a great show for kids, and big kids learning Cymraeg! Oh, and I just found out a new episode aired today when I went to get you this link!
UPDATE: On closer inspection, all the episodes I watched previously are gone and the new episode has different kids playing Deian and Loli… so we’ll see how this goes and I will get back to you…
Another cute one, geared to a muuuccchhhhh younger age group but right up my alley in terms of ability level hahahaha… Pen-blwydd Pwy? Bachgen and Pen-blwydd Pwy? Merch. Super cute as well with great little stories that beginners can follow pretty darn well I think!
I checked out Asra, and I really like the cooperative team dynamic in the games for the kiddos - the one I saw had a bunch of toddler-astronauts all working together to save the day for the silly-space-adults. Hehehe cute, again.
This cute cartoon, Cyw, with singing animals taught me that by saying “Brusha brusha” when I groomed my cat was pretty much saying the same thing in Welsh: Brwsia brwsia! Hahahaha classic.
And there are still so many more I haven’t had a chance to watch yet, so take a look at the S4C international listings if you’re not in Wales, and see what you like! There are plenty of “big people” shows too! I think all of them have subtitles available if you want them. SOOoooooo much cuteness! Enjoy!