>> Rachel: It’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.
It’s Money Week and tonight we’ve got the answer to the quiz from this morning.
Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!
>> Rachel: Our question was:
Which of these is a TYPE of money? (SFX CACHING)
Is a QUETZAL a type of money?
Is a DALASI a type of money?
Is a RUPEE a type of money?
Ready for the answer?
First, Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too!
The answer is … they’re ALL types of money!
Remember how different countries have different names for their money. Like how in the United States we pay for things with DOLLARS, but in France they pay for things with EUROS?
Well the QUETZAL, the Dalasi and the RUPEE are types of money used around the world. The QUETZAL is used in a country called Guatemala, The Dalasi is what they call their money in the Gambia, and the Rupee comes from India.
Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and brush the molars in the way back too.
Guatemala is a small country in Central America. Most of the people who live in Guatemala speak either Spanish or a Mayan language, and their money is called the QUETZAL.
The quetzal is named after a beautiful blue, red and green bird that lives in Guatemala, that has LOOOOONG feathers. (SFX) A long time ago, the Mayans who lived in Guatemala would use quetzal feathers to buy things (SFX) … and that’s why they now call their money the quetzal!
Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, but don’t brush too hard.
The Dalasi comes from a country in Africa called Gambia. And just like one dollar is the same as 100 pennies in the US (SFX COINS), one Dalasi is the same as 100 BUTUTS in the Gambia. Bututs are like Gambian pennies. The same thing is true for the Indian RUPEE. One Rupee is the same as 100 paise, what Indian people call their pennies. (SFX COINS)
That’s it for Chompers tonight, but we’ll be back with more tomorrow. Until then, rinse with water before you
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!