Asking wired, funny, creative and critical question to kid is a worldwide tradition. We often do so to enrich their understanding, broaden their thinking and even simply to develop their vocabulary. Kids by nature tends to be honest and moral. They often reveal the complex philosophy of life so simply.
They, thus, entice us for mutual cooperation, value of fun in life and socialization. So, in this video, we have come with 10 simple riddles for kids which can be equally enjoyed by adults too. These riddles ask about day to day lives, the pun in the language and child morphology. Go through the video and you can not only judge your sill but also enjoy it fully.
The video begins with a simple but a serious question. “I give milk and have a horn, but I am not a cow. Who am I?” The answer is a milk truck. But this implies a modern tragedy of meaning shifting. In the past, if someone used to talk about milk, there used to come a picture of an animal, be it a cow, buffalo or a goat.
But today’s kid thinks more about the packet, bottle or milk truck. The meaning is shifting and the is with the reality. However, this simple question carries all these things in itself like many other questions. Kids should be given overall messages about the reality of life and the differences of present mechanical life as well as the past life without machines.
The play with the language is common and funny feature of each and every language. In English language too, it plays an interesting role to make it lively. However, the confusing nature of words, the dual meaning and ambiguity sometimes puzzles the language user. But when you master the use of such things, the language becomes lively and effective. Such quality can be seen in this question.
The question reads, ‘forward I am heavy, but backwards I am not. Who am I?’ the question is short and simple, it can be anything. But the pretty, logical and interesting answer is ‘ton’. Forward it is heavy, but backward it is not, means ‘ton’ – ‘not’.
So the interplay of word, spellings and meaning makes the language alive. On the other hand, learning of words, spelling and arrangements from forward and backward enables the kids to learn more about the language, the grammar use, the direct and implied meaning of the word and so on.
So, go through the video and experience the diverse collection of the riddles. You would never think you wasted your time rather you feel invested for better.