[Paleopsych] Re: child's play

G. Reinhart-Waller waluk at earthlink.net
Wed May 4 23:04:17 UTC 2005

Firstly, please let me change the repetitive phrase "broad range of 
activity" to the single word "play" so that the sentence in fact reads  
".... early childhood development thinks all children need a broad range 
of activity to experience playing roles as diverse as fighting and 
fleeing."  Whether one is acting the role of trespasser or one who is 
being trespassed against,  all roles in effect turn out to be play 
through the eyes of William Shakespeare's "the world is a stage.....". 
   Whether or not wrestling, backyard or in the ring, is considered 
dangerous depends on what it is being compared to.  In my opinion 
wrestling is less dangerous than boxing, soccer, or football but that's 
my two cent's worth.  Could be that you have a different idea in mind.  
This is why I continue saying that "truth lies in the eyes of the beholder".

Gerry Reinhart-Waller

Michael Christopher wrote:

>>>Could be that Anthony Pellegrini as a professor in
>early childhood development thinks all children need a
>broad range of activity to experience the entire range
>of activity from fighting to fleeing.<<
>--I think most people would agree, the question is,
>"when is fighting more than play". His list didn't
>make that distinction, "fighting to fleeing" could
>include anything from backyard wrestling (quite
>dangerous) to "running and jumping" (totally normal).
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