Hoy en día, aprender idiomas es fundamental para que nuestros hijos e hijas se forjen un futuro. Debemos aprovechar la capacidad que tienen desde pequeñitos para aprender sin esfuerzo, por lo que los modelos bilingües o reforzar los idiomas en academias es una buena opción.
Si los padres y madres hablan otras lenguas, también pueden aprovechar en casa a leerles cuentos e incluso hablarles para que vayan haciendo oído.
Desde aquí os propongo algunas historias cortas en inglés para que practiquéis con los niños y niñas.
The Dog and the Shadow
It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now, on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
The Man and the Wood
A Man came into a Wood one day with an axe in his hand, and begged all the Trees to give him a small branch which he wanted for a particular purpose. The Trees were good-natured and gave him one of their branches. What did the Man do but fix it into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree. Then the Trees saw how foolish they had been in giving their enemy the means of destroying themselves.
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