Riddles are one of the oldest and most common types of folk art. In ancient times, the riddle had a certain meaning, served as a means of testing wisdom, had cognitive value. By means of riddles folk knowledge, folk wisdom passed on to new generations. In short, colorful and intriguing questions, which are made about absolutely everything in the world, the wisdom and experience of any generation was collected. The concept of “riddle” is of ancient origin, comes from the word “think”. Puzzles help teach our children simple truths of life, to familiarize them with the surrounding objects, things, and the world at large. The process of riddling and guessing is never a boring activity. Many children love to guess riddles, and it captivates them. Looking for a clue is very interesting and fun. Always encourage children’s interest in riddles. They teach to think and analyze, enrich the vocabulary, expand knowledge about the world, cultivate a love for their native language. They are an excellent way to develop thinking, memory, attention and perseverance. You can solve riddles in a playful and relaxed way. The riddle is a brief description of an object or phenomenon. It includes a lot of valuable information about the world around them. From the submitted riddle a child can get information about the appearance of the object. Great importance riddles have for development of child’s thinking, as they make him observe, compare and contrast the phenomena. Therefore, riddles are a kind of exercise for the child’s mind. They encourage thinking and evidence, teach logical thinking, analysis, drawing conclusions, identifying the most significant features and phenomena, and thus develop the child’s mental abilities. Teach your child to solve riddles. To guess the answer, a child needs to identify all the features of the object or phenomenon, compare them to each other, remember where he/she saw this or that object. If a child finds it difficult to guess, do not rush to tell right away. Give time to think, otherwise interest in the puzzles will quickly disappear. Children should be taught to guess riddles consciously, to understand their content, to look for ways to solve them and, importantly, to explain and prove the correctness of their answer. That’s why we place so much importance on books in which you can learn riddles. Buy the book “Smart Riddles for Smart Kids,” and then your child will develop much faster and much earlier learn to read books.
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