War, Guns, and Super-Hero Play: Good or Bad?
Rae Pica with Gerard Jones, Nancy Carlsson-Paige & Lisa Guernsey.
|There is a school of thought that argues that children need super heroes and make-believe violence to process the realities of the world around them. On the other side of this argument is the school that advocates for banning war play and a zero-tolerance policy toward violent play. Is fantasy violence a good thing or a bad thing? Does this kind of play blur the distinction between fantasy and reality? Is there a link between war play and the increasing violence we are seeing among children?|
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May 8, 2009 Movement & Play
Gerard Jones (Gerry) is author of Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, & Make-Believe Violence. Nancy Carlsson-Paige Co-author, The War Play Dilemma. Lisa Guernsey is a mother and journalist who is curious about how new media and technology affect the developing mind. She is also author of Into the Minds of Babes.
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