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Confident, Capable and Creative: Bang Bang Sticks

by | 29th, December 2007

THE Government has produced a document entitled “Confident, Capable and Creative: Supporting Boys’ Achievements“.

Images and ideas gleaned from the media are common starting points in boys’ play and may involve characters with special powers or weapons. Adults can find this type of play particularly challenging and have a natural instinct to stop it. This 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. As the The Early Years Foundation Stage states: “Value play which is based on characters, such as superheroes who may mean a lot to children, even if you do not appreciate them yourself!”

So – get this – the Government has worked out that chilren enjoyed playing children’s games. More studies to follow…

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