Have you ever struggled with scribing and acting-out stories that contain pretend fighting and gun-play?
Or maybe you see the value of these types of stories, and would like to hear other people’s thoughts or strategies on the topic.
Then this Conversation is for you.
This is a one hour pre-recorded conversation about Superheroes and Gun Play, the Good Guys and the Bad Guys in Children’s Dictated Stories between author and retired Kindergarten teacher, Jane Katch (Under Deadman’s Skin – Discovering the Meaning of Children’s Violent Play), Trisha Lee (Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories,) and Isla Hill (Education Director, MakeBelieve Arts).
This video is ideal for staff meetings or training days where it can be used as a starting point for conversations around Superhero and Gun Play. It can also be used for your own professional development.
Access to the webinar is for 3 months from the date of purchase.
“We must keep in mind that violence in a fantasy is not the same as real aggression that hurts someone. In superhero play, boys imagine they are powerful enough to protect the world from evil… There is no evidence that it leads to real aggression.”
About Jane Katch:
Jane was a student teacher to Vivian Gussin Paley when Vivian’s first book, White Teacher was accepted for publication. She is the author of Under Deadman’s Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children’s Violent Play and They Don’t Like Me: Lessons on Bullying and Teasing from a Preschool Classroom.
As retired head teacher, Jane is an expert in child development and children’s imaginative play. In her work, she aims to support children to enjoy the games they love while remaining considerate of the feelings of others around them.
“Great to have more validation for pretend violence and gun play! I have more understanding now of what I felt intuitively.”