Pretend Play

Ch. 15 Superhero and War Play

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CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the articles below to learn about why children engage in pretend play focused on superheroes and war.

In this article from NAEYC, Levin addresses why children engage in this type of play and some common concerns from teachers about war and superhero play.

In this piece published in the High Scope Extensions newsletter, Sherman describes his work in the preschool classroom and how he approaches this type of play with children.

In this article from Parents, Sole-Smith highlights what families might consider when they see their children using violence during pretend play. She highlights normal play and when to be concerned.


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