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… such as teaching kids the meaning of the put on the cuff idiom.
The idiom put on the cuff means to purchase something on credit; to be paid at a later time.
– Origin of put on the cuff Idiom: Put on the cuff comes from the habit of store and saloon owners and bartenders writing on the cuffs of their shirts the amounts customers charge in goods to paid at a later time.
The cuff of the shirt is the fold at the bottom of the sleeve… handy to write on!
Dress your kids for back-to-school success with knowledge and attention to put on the cuff.
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!