Quite often my 8 year old son will ask me a riddle on the school run home.
I love the fact he is learning to think creatively and to solve problems that may appear simple but are actually more tricky.
They're often short and easy to share/ remember, but less easy to work out, especially for a youngster.
"If I have 3 apples and I take 2 away, how many am I left with?"
I naturally assumed that the riddles were set by teachers, but I was wrong. It seems a fellow pupil had taken a book of riddles into school and was sharing them during break times.
This is even more encouraging. The fact that the kids are choosing this type of activity shows a desire to be tested, to think things through and work things out.
So I've now got my own book of riddles and my son and I share asking and answering the questions. It's great fun and we both get to expand our thinking skills.