Here on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids, your kids will be “dressed” with IDIOMS during the month of September.
IDIOMS are phrases that reveal “secrets” from the past. IDIOMS come from many sources, many languages, many authors, many cultures. The “hidden” meanings in IDIOMS are great fun for kids, but also teach important, interesting and intriguing lessons in how language has developed and evolved over time.
Each SEPTEMBER IDIOM on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids will address something to do with clothing… such as teaching kids the meaning of the wolf in sheep’s clothing warning idiom.
– The idiom a wolf in sheep’s clothing indicates someone who appears innocent, harmless and gentle, but is really very dangerous; fierce/meek
– Origin of a wolf in sheep’s clothing Idiom: A wolf in sheep’s clothing is a very old concept, first appearing in New Testament of Matthew and also in one of Aesop’s fables. It is a warning of sorts for people to be careful not to judge others by outward appearance, but by actions. The allusion of meekness, harmlessness and innocence may be in sharp contrast to the way a person really behaves.
In other words, fine clothing may not reveal the man… or woman.
Dress your kids for back-to-school success with knowledge and attention to wolves in sheep clothing.
Take a few minutes each day in SEPTEMBER to teach the secrets of IDIOMS to your kids & grandkids. Understanding IDIOMS is a wonderful way to enrich reading and language development.
And I’m not just talking through my hat!