The department loves the English trugs boxes so much they are buying the Welsh versions too

26.02.15  Dawn Thomas.  YSGOL Henry Richard, Tregarnon, Ceredigion.

These Welsh trugs boxes can be bought through Drake Education. To order please email Heather at

An Exciting message from Joanna

I am really delighted to be announcing such good news about trugs. I've been longing to write this! It is the arrival of the new trugs boxes....before Christmas.  Now available in 2013.

As you know the Welsh Government commissioned trugs Bocs 1 and it is being enjoyed in hundreds of schools in Wales. Children are learning to read Welsh in a fun and enjoyable way – using trugs synthetic phonics to practise, reinforce and consolidate reading – both in Welsh Medium Schools and English.

The exciting news is that we have now been commissioned by WG to bring out the Welsh trugs Bocs 2 and Bocs 3, still at the same price as Bocs 1 of £34.99+vat each. We are also bringing out three single decks of cards to practise 1) individual letter sounds, 2) High-frequency and Tricky Words. These will be £9.99 +vat each. Have a look at these leaflets – either in Welsh or in English – to show you the new trugs boxes.

If you would like to know anything more or you would like to buy trugs, could you please email me at

The boxes were completed before Christmas 2012 and are now available in 2013 to buy.

With Very Best Wishes,

Welsh trugs

trugs is a system whereby you can teach a child or student to read Welsh, as long as you have an understanding of the Welsh language, by playing fun card games. It’s easy!

Here's the Theory

Being able to read requires us to know the code of our language. This code is taught to us in a variety of different ways, by looking at books together, having stories read to us. Eventually we pick up how to read.

trugs is an easy and enjoyable way to help our children learn to read.

The language has been put into phonic stages to make it an easy to follow step by step process. This means that everyone can help someone learn to read – it’s just building on previous knowledge and progress is inevitable.

In Box 1 there are the first 5 of these reading stages and this enables children and students to go from the starting point of a reading age of about 5 ½ yrs at stage 1 up to a reading age of about 7 ½ yrs at stage 5.

Any age student can use trugs

Here's the fun

People, whether the teachers parents children or students, don’t want the worry of how to learn to read. We all want to read, we all want the process to be enjoyable and successful.

So trugs has three different – traditional, family-type - card games to play at each of the reading stages.

Play, read, practise, reinforce and consolidate

Everyone laughs, interacts, has fun and enjoys each others company.

That’s why trugs works – because it’s fun and professionally put together.

If you want to know any more about trugs please ring Joanna on 01752663775


 At last! We have an extremely effective and thoroughly enjoyable means of teaching children to read.  In all honesty, pupils are fully engaged in learning to read – without knowing so.  A second-to-none phonics resource.

Mr G Lucas.  Deputy Head  YGG Llyn y Forwyn 

I was on the Trugs course held at Portmeirion and have now been using the welsh pack with my year 1 class since the course, who love it!!! Many thanks.

Marian Puw YSGOL Eifion Wyn - 18.03.15

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Welsh trugs

Each Box Contains

  • 360 cards making 15 Card Games
  • 1 Instruction Booklet
  • 1 Reading Booklet

The Monitoring Booklet for Schools is available free of charge on the website when buying Welsh trugs Box 1, to request the PDF please email

  • WT1

    Reading Age Approx 5½ - 7½ yrs

  • WT2

    Second Stages of phonics

  • WT3

    Final Stages of phonics

  • Welsh trugs boxes can be bought through Drake Education. To order please email Heather at

trugs Tricky Words - Geiriau Dyrys

Each Box Contains

  • 72 cards making 3 Card Games
  • 1 Clue Card
  • 1 Instruction Leaflet
  • WTW1 - trugs Geiriau Dyrys 1

    66 High Frequency, non-decodable Welsh words.

  • WTW2 - trugs Geiriau Dyrys 2

    66 High Frequency and non-decodable Welsh words.

  • Welsh trugs boxes can be bought through Drake Education. To order please email Heather at

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  • For orders over £120 : £12.00 P&P applies
  • For overseas orders please contact Joanna via email at for carriage prices.

trugs Order Form

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