Bang, Bang! Gun play, and why children need it.

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Bang, Bang! Gun play, and why children need it.

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2008-10-22 11:57

Bang, Bang! Gun play, and why children need it.

By Diane Rich

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When practitioners accept weapon-related play as a starting point for children’s learning they offer children the chance to play at what they need to investigate, in order to make sense of the world and their place in it. Practitioners will be opening up avenues to learning and, importantly, will enable children to develop the most powerful weaponry of all: the power of communication, the ability to tolerate others, to negotiate, listen and empathise, to work and function with others, to think things through and consider the effect of possible actions. All of these are learned in children’s play – and all children need to be armed with these essential life and future world skills.
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