posted on May, 23 2013 @ 12:36 PM
Actually..... I can imagine that there might actually be a legitimate problem which the pre-school is trying to deal with.
Kids sometimes play a bit rough, of course. But exposure to media can make a difference between a bit rough and a bit dangerous.
When a 3 year old boy I know saw Kungfu Panda, he was Kungfu-ing all over the place for about 3 to 4 weeks after. Also, I know a lot of pre-school age
kids who get to watch things which really aren't appropriate for their age.
Look at it this way, if the kids are playing wrestling, where did they learn that from? Is watching wrestling appropriate for pre-school age
I happen to know that this is something which stands out as very obvious to teachers. It's highlighted. Kids bringing what they see on TV into their
reality, internalizing it and living it. Because it's what kids do, it's how they learn and how they will continue to learn right into their mid
20's. It's called imitation and it's the most powerful and effective learning force there is.
Kids learn by imitating and they automatically imitate everything they see. If they're imitating realistic depictions of violence, that's going to
be a problem.