Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Holidays : have fun !




Van Gogh | Blossoming-almond-tree

Today is April 18, Good Friday. Two day from Easter Sunday. Easter is the most important Christian religious holiday and widely regarded as the second most popular holiday in general after Christmas.



Gabriel García Márquez, 2014
credits : Eduardo Verdugo | Associated Press

"Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination," 

Gabriel García Marquéz, Nobel Prize speech, 1982

This morning sad news were announced as the author Gabriel Garcia Márquez died. Well known for his 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and a prolific and wonderful writer. The author was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language writers.

García Márquez, born in Colombia, is widely credited with helping to popularize "magical realism," a genre "in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination," as the Nobel committee described it upon awarding him the Prize for Literature in 1982.

He helped to ignite the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with novels such as 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and 'Love in the Time of Cholera'. 



No literary experience is rarer than reading a book that changes the way we see the world. 


My tribute goes to the great writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez. After Spring Holiday, all teachers, Languages and Literature, will introduce or will pay tribute to García Márquez in their lessons and will invite the students to read one of Márquez books.

After this sad new, I would like to introduce the theme of this post. Spring Holidays.

The students got Spring Holidays almost for everywhere. And families are enjoying Easter egg hunts across some countries. For those we don't celebrate egg hunts, they get some holiday to travel or just to relax near a beach.



Credits : Soledad

Spring 2014 is warmer than Easter 2013. So, students who stay in town with their parents, they have good choices to have fun and learn a bit as well.

There are a lot of activities at Museums or public Libraries Photography workshops, and most of all nature parks.

Even colleges are offering some cultural activities for children and young people in the last years .

Education: 

It is in the early age that students get cultural habits. And with such interesting choice, parents and teachers can guide a little bit the youngest respecting the interests of each one.

Some Activities by countries:



Credits: Serralves

Portugal

São cada vez mais os museus, fundações, universidades, parques e outras organições a oferecer ateliês, workshops, desportos radicais, e todo o tipo de actividades, de modo a alcançar um público juvenil mais vasto. Apenas agumas indicações. 

Fundação Serralves : Oficinas de Páscoa dos 4 aos 12 anos e famílias no parque. Imperdível para quem gosta de actividades ao ar livre.


Créditos : Gulbenkian

Fundação Gulbenkian : Descobrir - Arte ; Fotografia ; Oficinas - dos 8 aos +18 anos


Prana | Banda
Créditos : Casa da Música

Casa da Música : Prana - Novos Talentos, Sala 2.

France:

Musées de Paris


Musées juniors Paris

Même à la maison, les ados peuvent s'amuser en visitant des musées! Le site ? Paris Musées Juniors

Mission Zigomar est un site ludo-éducatif qui permet d’explorer les collections de l’ensemble des musées de la ville de Paris.

Durant cette véritable aventure animée, les enfants doivent résoudre des énigmes, emmenés par de jeunes héros, Gab l’aventurière, Hugo le rêveur et Selim l’intellectuel féru de nouvelles technologies, pour empêcher l’affreux Zigomar de confisquer aux enfants les œuvres des musées de la Ville de Paris. 

Cités des Sciences:


© Animaris Umeris, oeuvre de Theo Jansen © Loek Van Der Klis

La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris, présente une exposition sur l’Art robotique, du rêve à la réalité, du 8 avril 2014 au 4 janvier 2015. L’occasion de découvrir des œuvres spectaculaires et inédites. 

L'exposition sur le web aussi.


© P. Verzone/agence vu/EPPDCSI
Le jeu vidéo, un nouvel objet culturel

Le jeu vidéo, un nouvel objet cuturel à la Cité des sciencesCette exposition a pour vocation non seulement d’initier les 'non-joueurs' au plaisir que procurent les jeux vidéo, mais aussi de proposer une expérience de jeu inédite aux visiteurs les plus expérimentés : ainsi un stand permet par exemple à chacun de créer son propre jeu vidéo ! Alors, toute la famille peut bien s'amuser.


Musée d'art moderne de Paris

A la recherche d'activités pour vos enfants durant les vacances scolaires ? Les visites et les ateliers pour enfants (4-6 ans / 7-10 ans / 11-14 ans) ont lieu du mardi au samedi au Musée d'art moderne de la ville de ParisÀ vos agendas !

If we look closely and with special attention we’ll certainly find shapes and patterns secretly hidden in every museum, park, concert hall.

Are you curious? Then go and have fun with your kids !

By the way, did you know that the word "breakfast" originates from "breaking the fast" after a 40 days lent period preceding Easter?

So, many things to learn and share. But most of all enjoy and have fun !





Wishing you a Happy Easter Season! Blog resumes as normal next week.

G-Souto

18.04.2014
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