Here on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids, your kids will be “dressed” with IDIOMS during the month of September.
IDIOMS are phrases that reveal “secrets” from the past. IDIOMS come from many sources, many languages, many authors, many cultures. The “hidden” meanings in IDIOMS are great fun for kids, but also teach important, interesting and intriguing lessons in how language has developed and evolved over time.
Each SEPTEMBER IDIOM on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids will address something to do with clothing… like getting your kids to BUCKLE DOWN for the school year!
– The idiom buckle down refers to preparing, setting to work, applying oneself vigorously.
– Origin of buckle down IDIOM: As far back as early 18th century Britain, people used the term buckle to in a figurative sense when describing the resoluteness of getting to the business of something… derived from the word buckle, meaning to equip or prepare as in buckling or fastening armor.
– The IDIOM buckle down derives from buckle to.
The idiom buckle down can be used in a very positive way with kids. For example, when talking about getting ready for the new school year or applying oneself to be the best student possible, your kids are BUCKLING DOWN.
Yes, dress your kids for back-to-school success with knowledge and attention to buckle down!
Take a few minutes each day in SEPTEMBER to teach the secrets of IDIOMS to your kids & grandkids. Understanding IDIOMS is a wonderful way to enrich reading and language development.
And I’m not just talking through my hat!