Boys and Guns
(link to the story in The Guardian)
Boys should be encouraged to play with toy guns at nursery school because it can help improve their academic performance, according to government advice issued yesterday.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families said boys aged between three and five had fallen behind their female classmates partly because nursery staff tried to curb their desire for boisterous play involving weapons. Boys were more likely to become interested in education and would perform better if encouraged to pursue their chosen play.
Amazing. It's not only okay, it's now encouraged. Who would have thunk it? Common sense rules!
The best part is that this story comes from ENGLAND - a Nanny State notorious for banning their citizenry from owning guns.
- Let's take a second and remind you I'm talking about TOY guns and little boys. I'm not talking about arming the first graders in your neighborhood and shipping them to Iraq. This is a discussion about allowing little boys to go 'pew pew pew' at recess.
- I also think it's hilarious that the Nanny State is telling nannies how to do their job. That's, like, irony?