"He descubierto que la mejor manera de dar consejos a los niños es averiguar primero que desean y en seguida aconsejarles que lo hagan."(Harry Truman)
En relación con actividades del Currículo, dejo esta nota comercial, que más que invitarlos a comprar el artículo señalado, suguiere una actividad familiar:
Every night, before I tuck my elementary-school-aged daughter to bed,Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
I read stories to her. For her, storytime is sacrosanct: It's okay to
skip dinner or brushing her teeth, or even sleep, but not storytime.
Some nights when we're running late, I tell her, "You have to get up
early for your violin class. Let's leave it to tomorrow night."
"How about just a little bit?" she pleads.
Okay. I read, "Once upon a time..." and close the book. "There."
"No. How about five pages?" she proposes.
"How about one paragraph?" I ask. And so the negotiations begin.
Eventually a deal is struck and I agree to read two pages, but before
I realize it, I've finished the whole chapter. The violin teacher can wait.
That's the charm of stories (from Latin historia: history). Even when we
grow up, our fondness for them doesn't go away. And what if the stories
are all true? Well, that's my upcoming book, published by the Penguin Group:
The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives
and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words
Pre-order it at: http://amazon.com/o/asin/0452288614/ws00-20
In this book I've collected stories about words and their origins. You'll
learn why cappuccino is named after a monk, what the unit for the warmth of
clothes is, and what ghost words are ('dord' is one). The book will be
released in about a month, but you can pre-order it now:
Listing of bookstores in other countries: http://wordsmith.org/awad/book3.html
I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.