AN ANGLESEY organisation which works to raise the profile of the Welsh language is calling on people to "gift children Welsh" this Christmas

Nia Thomas, head of Menter Iaith Môn, said: “There are many opportunities to gift Welsh to children, and they’re fun, in the community or even free options!

“There are many enjoyable gifts children can enjoy through the medium of Welsh. As a language enterprises across Wales we offer free apps like ‘Selog’, ‘Magi Ann’ and ‘Bys a Bawd,’ which younger children can use on an Ipad.

"For the older children, this year’s favourite idea is a ukulele, with free on-line tutorials in Welsh, by Rich Bocsŵn, on Facebook or YouTube.

“By buying local goods and services, you can also invest in the enterprises that support Welsh communities.

“The priceless but free gift that will last a lifetime is gifting the language to children through family, in the home and through education.

"They’ll thank you in the future, for the advantage you gave them to succeed in a bilingual country."

There’s a big selection of Welsh gifts, including Seren Swynol for babies and a selection for all ages in the local Welsh gift and bookshops.

Other original ideas can be found by searching online on @YrAwrGymraeg and #SiopaDolig.

SMEs seeking to include Welsh in their products or services are asked to contact their local Welsh for Business officer for free support.