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Superhero games banned from one preschool

One preschool has decided children's imaginations are getting too wild and has moved to ban superhero games.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor May 22, 2013 5:10PM

Earlier this week, one Philadelphia preschool launched a smack down on superheroes.

The reason?  “The imaginations of our preschool children are becoming dangerously overactive,” claims a letter that was distributed to parents.

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Tuny Haven International Early Learning wrote that it would be banning “wrestling, super hero play and monster games,” reports Philadelphia City Paper.

One outraged parent posted the letter to the Philly subreddit with this title: “So my son came home and told me make-believe was not allowed at school anymore.”

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The same parent also posted this: “It is this constant dialogue of ours [son and parent] regarding superheroes that has allowed us to address concepts such as right and wrong, good and bad, justice and injustice. You can therefore well imagine my anger when my son showed me the flyer with superheroes crossed out. I was livid!”

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2Comments
May 23, 2013 9:43PM
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Dangerously overactive?!!  You've GOT to be kidding me!  We were playing the exact same games when I was a little kid, back in the early 1960s.  This is nothing new.  It's our society, forbidding kids to BE kids, but expecting them to be miniature adults.  No wonder you get these thirty-somethings who act like they're still in kindergarten; this is probably the first chance they've ever had in their lives to be kids!
May 23, 2013 3:13PM
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so now schools have become thought police? I agree with the mom, the reason why I love superheroes because they fight for justice, truth and the American way! (to sound a little dorky) .
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