Proverbs and Idioms in Children's Books

Zeynel Hayran


In this study, it was searched for the extent to which proverbs and idioms were included in the children's books that were taught to elementary school students. Children's books which are taught at the stage of children's vocabulary enriched rapidly and significantly, present the vocabulary of the mother tongue and its universe of meaning to a child. The richness of a vocabulary provides superiority to the students in terms of human relations and their learning. Proverbs which are one of the elements that constitute the vocabulary of Turkish; are concise words that reflect society's wisdom, experiences, and expression power; idioms, on the other hand, are a stereotyped phrase which states a concept or a situation with an attractive narrative and which also has a side meaning. The method of this study is to document review. Within the scope of the study, children's books that are taught to elementary school students are described in terms of their use of proverbs and idiomatic expressions. The results obtained from the research are discussed in the light of literature, and suggestions for the researchers, teachers and authors are presented with the collected findings.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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