>> Rachel: Rise and shine, it's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing 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 Holidays Week, and today we’ve got some celebratory riddles for you to figure out.
Here's your first one:
You get this from a candle
From a bulb or from the sun
It helps you read a book at night
And you turn it off when the day is done
What is this?
Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush those front teeth too
A lot of holidays celebrate using light! Diwali is a festival of lights from India where people light little oil lamps called DIYAS to light up the night and cast away darkness. And in Lyon, France Christians celebrate the festival of lights by filling their window sills with candles and covering the city with strings of lights.
Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and don't brush too hard
Here’s your next riddle:
After the coldest months
But before the summer’s heat
This season brings new flowers
And means winter is complete
What are we talking about?
The spring is a time of celebration all over the world. But not everyone celebrates the end of winter in the same way
Switch your brushing to the other side of bottom of your mouth, and brush the molars in the way back too
People in Japan celebrate the arrival of spring with a Holiday called Setsubun, where they cast out bad luck by throwing beans out their front door. Persian and Iranian people celebrate the spring with a holiday called Nowruz, when they do a deep clean their homes, and visit family. And in India they welcome spring with a festival called Holi, where people splatter each other with colorful powder!
That’s it for Chompers today, but come back tonight for more merry riddles. Until then,
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!