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 “them’s fighting words” keep your shirt on idiom.
The idiom keep your shirt on means to remain patient; slow to anger.
– Origin of keep your shirt on Idiom: Keep your shirt on comes from the habit of removing one’s shirt when ready to fist-fight in order to prevent dirtying or ruining the shirt.
The words keep your shirt on gives a warning or suggestion to remain calm… and it’s an easy, visual idiom for kids to understand.
Dress your kids for back-to-school success with knowledge and attention to keep your shirt on.
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!