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gun play among young children

  • 1.  gun play among young children

    Posted 09-17-2020 01:21 PM
    There's an excellent resource on how to deal with this issue at The War Play Dilemma. Diane Levin and Nancy Carlsson-Paige. Teachers College Press. See https://www.tcpress.com/the-war-play-dilemma-9780807746387

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    John Surr
    Peace Educators Interest Forum
    Charlottesvle VA
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  • 2.  RE: gun play among young children

    Posted 09-18-2020 09:58 AM
    I also think that Vivian Gussin Paley wrote about "aggressive play", not specifically guns, but she wrote about Superhero play.

    In the preschool where my children were and where I became the Director some years later, bringing of guns to school was not allowed. We did occasionally see kids improvise them, which was not great, but I do not remember it becoming a problem. It was often integrated into playing Superhero scenarios.

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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