>> 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?
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,
>> 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
>> 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!!