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Featuring examples from home and school settings, the authors provide practical advice to help parents and teachers understand children's attraction to war play and to find effective responses to it. They also provide guidelines for how adults can work together to make a less toxic environment for children.
Whether you are a parent or teacher, this book will help guide you through the conflicting information and confusion surrounding children's war play. Features of this book include: helpful summary boxes of key points specifically directed at parents and teachers; lists of resources for further reading for adults; lists of children's books dealing with war play and related issues; and a toy selections guide.
|1||War play under fire : concerns about war play today||3|
|2||Childhood under fire ... and how this contributes to the war play dilemma||15|
|3||The great divide : examining the two sides of the war play debate||25|
|4||Taking a close look at war play today||40|
|5||To ban or not to ban? : is that the (right) question? : deciding on an approach to war play||49|
|6||Guidelines for resolving the war play dilemma||60|
|7||Resolving the war play dilemma : examples of adults and children working it out together||82|
|Conclusion : can we resolve the war play dilemma? : creating a better world for children and their play||93|