Skip to comments.Boys' learning 'helped by toy guns' (UK)
Posted on 12/31/2007 10:14:30 AM PST by Uncledave
Boys' learning 'helped by toy guns'
31 December 2007 Boys' learning is aided by playing with toy weapons and should not be discouraged at nursery schools, the government has claimed.
In new guidance on the issue of boys' education, the government has claimed that development in boys is improved when they are allowed to play and act out their games.
The guidance says that staff should resist the 'natural instinct' to stop boys from playing with weapons, although this has been criticised by a number of groups, which have claimed that toy guns and weapons are a symbol of aggression.
'[Stopping play] is not necessary as long as practitioners help the boys to understand and respect the rights of other children and to take responsibility for the resources and environment,' the report says.
Beyond this, the guidance says that staff must teach children to respect each other and that harming people is not acceptable behaviour, children's minister Beverly Hughes told the BBC.
Sure is. :) bttt
Can’t help but wonder how much money was spent to figure out what is common sense to some of us.
should they play with dolls instead?
Yes, according to many feminist commies. They should also pee sitting down.
My wife for one is pissed at our culture and the sissification of boys. Makes me proud I married a good woman.
Boys are built that way I think. We played army in grade school recess and when I was home our favorite game was-—army. One of the guys even dug some tunnels and foxholes. Guess we’re lucky the tunnels didn’t collapse on us. Maybe the Brits are showing a little common sense?
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