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WE DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS HERE By Penny Holland

WE DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS HERE

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War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners.
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WE DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS HERE by Penny Holland

  • "A significant contribution to the continuing exploration of the issues surrounding the learning potential of young children's play. Holland's writing is engaging, her subject is of considerable interest, and her approach succeeds in challenging many of the taken-for-granted assumptions in several areas of the debate. Early childhood educators, those preparing to become early childhood educators, and those who accompany them on this journey will find much that is worthwhile and provocative in this book." Discourse

    "This book will be a valuable support to all practitioners who do not enjoy 'policing' children's play themes." Nursery World

War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners.

The author challenges the key rationale for linking aggressive play themes to violent behaviour. She examines play where children are allowed to construct weapons and enact goodies/baddies and superhero scenarios with sensitive adult guidance, and explores the generally positive experiences of children and practitioners. Rather than reading this form of play as the beginning of the slippery slope towards anti-social behaviour, readers are invited to view it as an entry point to imaginative play and social development.

We don't play with guns here is a fascinating and insightful contribution to this area of much debate in the early childhood community. The book is key reading for early childhood practitioners, teachers, students, parents and policy makers.

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About Penny Holland


Penny Holland has worked in a variety of educational contexts in inner London for the past 20 years, originally as an administrator and development worker in a community education centre. After completing a B.Ed as a mature student she worked across the primary range specialising finally in early childhood, working both in a school nursery class and an under fives centre. For the past three years, following completion of an MA in Early Childhood Education with Care, she has worked at the University of North London as a senior lecturer in Early Childhood Studies.

Table of Contents


Series editor's preface

Introduction
Zero tolerance of war, weapon and superhero play: where does it come from and why do we do it?
Boys will be boys and girls will sit nicely
The power of imagination
Relaxing zero tolerance: the experience of one setting
The bigger picture: a summary of findings from 13 settings where zero tolerance has been relaxed
War, weapon and superhero play: what does it look like?
Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

Additional information

GOR001904936
WE DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS HERE by Penny Holland
Penny Holland
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2003-04-01
136
0335210899
9780335210893
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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