2004年 09月 21日

「本当に大切なことはみんな幼稚園で学んだ」(Robert Fulghum著)

今日、面白そうな本を見つけました。"ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN"という本で、アメリカでは15版まで出ているベストセラーのようです。早速アマゾンで取り寄せようと思っているのですが、前書きだけ読んでもどきっとさせられる内容です。ちょっとご紹介しますね。
- Share everything.
- Play fair.
- Don't hit people.
- Put things back where you found them.
- Clean up your own mess.
- Don't take things that aren't yours.
- Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
- Wash your hands before you eat.
- Flush.
- Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
- Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Take a nap every afternoon.
- When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
- Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
- Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
- And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.




。。。ふと気になって調べたら訳本が出ているようですね。「人生に必要な知恵はすべて幼稚園の砂場で学んだ」(河出文庫)という名前のようです。砂場。。?知恵。。??? まあいいでしょう。原著と訳本と両方読んでみたいと思います。

by kototora | 2004-09-21 03:19 | children

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