Riddles The Entertainment That Fosters Young MindsRiddles The Entertainment That Fosters Young Minds

There is no exact definition of a riddle, but to be explained, it can be either a question or a statement, which has a witty answer, or it makes you have a sudden realization. They make you think from a different perspective to arrive at the right answer. Some classic riddles are passed from generations to generation. To have a better understanding, let us look into some riddles and their answers.

Riddle: “Three eyes have I, all in a row; when the red one opens, all freeze.” Answer: the Traffic light.

Riddle:” I have a tail, and I have a head, but i have no body. I am NOT a snake. What am I?” Answer: A coin

Riddle: “I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?” Answer:a A sponge

Riddles always contain a disorientation element like words with a double meaning or rhetorical figures in order to mislead the listener and making it difficult to find the right answer.

Riddles are proven to be important to people of all ages. They are certainly beneficial for children as they are also called the brain teasers. Riddles are a perfect option for a quality family time. When parents ask children to solve some riddles, they think aloud, and the elders can help them to do it in a different perspective to reach the result. Riddles help them to be more confident and play a critical role in developing their social skills. Once they find it interesting, they will try their best to remember the outstanding riddles and present it before a different crowd. Thus, it helps to improve the memory and presentation skills of children. It helps kids indirectly to enhance their analytical and language development skills along with logical ability. Elders can sharpen their problem solving and critical thinking skills by solving riddles.

Solving riddles help children to develop a reasoning ability and to choose the right option in life. Internet and social media have taken away the family time and unknowingly every child develops a feeling of loneliness even if they grow up with their parents. Make them feel loved and cared, sharing riddles, making them laugh, teaching them to read, and guiding them to grow as an intelligent talent for the future.

Riddles, can be of great help to teachers as well, to give a highly refreshing and effective break between long informative sessions. Solving riddles in between can be a wonderful break for kids, and be back to the lessons fully energized. Riddles make us capable to think out of the box and at the same time the skills to present ideas in a different viewpoint is also developed.

Scientific studies have proved that solving riddles regularly can have an immense as well as the continuing effect on brain functioning. Effectively use riddles to develop a clear thinking, sharpen your brains and memory have quality time with kids.

by Midhul Mohandas
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My name is Midhul Mohandas, interested in travelling and writing for kids. Writing is my greatest passion which is visible in my well crafted articles. My website http://www.kidsworldfun.com/riddles.php is a treasure house of riddles and tales for little children that will definitely brighten up their life.

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