Kids Can’t Be Kids

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An elementary school in Canada has banned kindergarten students from touching each other at recess.  This means no playing tag, no hugging, etc.  And we are not talking about inappropriate touching, here.  The school claims this was enacted due to the playground injuries that have resulted from games and other forms of hands-on play during recess.  The article goes on to say:

  • It calls on parents to talk to their children about the ban and encourage them to play imaginary games that don’t involve fighting.
  • Hoff said the school intends to start from a zero-touching approach and gradually reintroduce appropriate playground behavior.

Yes, this is Canada and not our country but are you kidding me?  Are we not even human anymore?

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