"Children in this age group are living in a world of black and white. In order to begin to experience the grays and see the nuances, we believe this type of play is very valuable, and absolutely necessary. Without embodying the bad, it is difficult to internalize the good. Children are developing empathy, morality, and a personal and classroom conscience. Superhero play, the good guys vs. the bad guys, allows children to see a variety of perspectives, take on challenging social roles and see what effect their actions have on others through play. Ultimately, this begins to form their world view and shape their skill as friends, problem solvers and negotiators."
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Leigh Ann Yuen
Garden Gate Child Development Center
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