Beyond Banning War and Superhero Play: Meeting Children’s Needs in Violent Times

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Diane Levin, PhD

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Young Children

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May 1, 2003

Why children are interested in war play, and why educators are concerned. It is important to both reduce the amount of violence that children see, and help children find ways to work out the violence that they do see. Includes suggestions for addressing violent play—including promoting imagination and creative play and encouraging children to talk about media violence.

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