September 30, 2020

Communication Week Morning Riddles (9-30-2020)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

Can you figure out these communication riddles on this morning's Chompers?

Transcript

>> Rachel: Good morning, and welcome to Chompers! Your morning and night tooth brushing show. Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside, and chewing side of each tooth. 


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!! 


>> Rachel: It’s Communication Week, and total we have some wordy riddles about things that help us communicate.


Ready for your first one? 


I’m a way that people speak

And might be said at a fast pace

You may need a translation

If you’re from a different place 


What am I?


>> GROUP: Language! 


>> Rachel: Language! 


Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too.


Language is a way of communicating with words. People all over the world use different languages, and many languages use different words to communicate the same idea.


Like in English we use the word dog (BARK), but in spanish they say Perro, and in french you’d say Chien. Either way, you’re communicating about the same animal (BARK). 


Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and spit if you need to. 


Ready for your next riddle?


I might not be said out loud

But I communicate a lot

I show someone how you’re feeling

Whether you want me to or not


What am I?


Body Language


Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and keep on brushing!


Body language is an example of NONVERBAL communication. It means communicating with your body instead of with words. Body language can help you guess how someone is feeling before you go and talk to them. If someone is not looking at your face, and their shoulders are slumped,

 

[MARIMBA DESCENDING]


>> Rachel: they may be sad, or they may be tired. Or if they’ve got a big smile on their face and are waving at a friend 


[XYLOPHONE TRILL]


>> Rachel: they might be feeling excited and friendly!


>> Rachel: That’s it for Chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow for more clean teeth. Until then, it’s time to-


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!!