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Should nurseries ban superhero costumes and toy weapons?

20-Nov-16

Dr Sharon Lamb, professor of mental health at University of Massachusetts
YES Some nurseries have banned superhero costumes, toy swords and guns claiming ‘they encourage aggression and violence’. This move seems to be backed up by research by Dr Sharon Lamb, professor of mental health at University of Massachusetts, who believes today’s superheroes...

Mini MoHo Nursery, Eastbourne
NO A nursery has warned that banning superhero costumes and toy weapons could have a ‘negative impact on children’s development, particularly boys’. Mini MoHo Nursery in Eastbourne, has drawn up a policy explaining why it encourages weapon and superhero play, stating ‘historically,...

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