Word Teasers: Old Wives’ Talesby ELM Educational Marketing
An old wives’ tale is a traditional belief that is not necessarily based on fact, and this little turquoise box offers up 150 such conversation starters to get everyone talking. On one side of card is the old wives’ tale – for example, “What food should you eat if you want to improve your eyesight?” – and on the other side is the old wives’ tale answer (carrots) and the explanation of whether this is actually true or false (partially true – carrots contain Beta-carotene which is transformed into vitamin A, which can help prevent certain eye conditions) and its origins (during World War II, the British started the rumour that their soldiers were improving their night vision by eating carrots when really they were using their newly-invented radar). Fascinating facts help your children learn the origin of sayings while having a blast!
- Enriches vocabulary
- Improves spelling
- Encourages affinity to letters, words, languages
Language – English