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  • PLEASE don't let children play "musical chairs"

    This is from a report by the BBC. Oh the horror of it all!!!!!!! Please do it for the children!!!
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    The traditional children's party game of musical chairs has been accused of breeding violence.

    A booklet, launched by the Education Minister Margaret Hodge, says that nursery schools should consider playing a less aggressively competitive game - such as musical statues.

    Towards a Non-Violent Society, the booklet produced by the Forum on Children and Violence, argues that musical chairs only rewards the "strongest and fastest".

    The Department for Education has distanced itself from the publication, saying that it neither funds nor distributes the booklet - and it says there is no ban on the game being advocated.

    Instead it says that the booklet "merely advises that teachers might think of less confrontational alternatives".

    But the Conservative education spokeswoman, Theresa May, called the advice "political correctness gone mad".

    "Children have played and enjoyed musical chairs for years," she said.

    "This is yet more interference by a government, not content with just telling teachers what to do, they are now telling children what games they can and cannot play."
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    [ 11-25-2002, 01:53 PM: Message edited by: nickg ]
    I'll post, You argue.

  • #2
    Wow, the wussification of the world has started!

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    • #3
      Towards a Non-Violent Society, the booklet produced by the Forum on Children and Violence, argues that musical chairs only rewards the "strongest and fastest".

      We need more games that reward the slowest and weakest.
      Bill R

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      • #4
        More politicaly correct crap.

        Ive got an idea. You let your kids play "musical statues" and prohibit them from any "agressive" games. In fact, any game where a winner and a loser is declared.

        I'll let mine play army, football,basketball,I'll let them wrestle, and I will instill in them the fact that it is better to win than lose. I will teach them that to avoid losing, they must get better, stronger,faster than the competetion.

        When they grow up and get into the real world, lets see who does better.

        The ones that know how to win...
        or
        the ones that have never learned to damage someones self esteem by winning.

        Which one would you hire ?
        "The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism. Under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every segment of the socialist program,until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

        Norman Thomas

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        • #5
          Dodge ball, tag and other traditional children's games have been banned from a LOT of northeastern US schools.
          "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
          -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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          • #6
            They've been replaced with tree hugging, bed wetting, and pillow biting.

            Reasons number 563, 564, and 565 that my children will not attend public school.

            [ 11-25-2002, 04:11 PM: Message edited by: Sparky ]
            -Sparky

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            • #7
              quote:
              Dodge ball, tag and other traditional children's games have been banned from a LOT of northeastern US schools.
              Not Mine! I dragged the kids outside (in November!) and we played Blitzball in the snow. How many classes let you ram your teacher?

              In my school, we play dodgeball with rocks!
              I haven't felt this good since we stole the 2000 elections!--Ned Flanders

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              • #8
                A few years ago one of the guys on my team went to his kids sports day, expecting to see the usual running races etc. Imagine his horror as he watched his kids class all sitting on the floor in a circle, rolling a ball to one another. "How do you decide who the winner is?" he enquired. He was informed that there was no winner as it was not a comptetion as they didn't 'do that kind of thing' at this school.
                [Eek!]
                And they wonder why the military is having problems........................
                The artist formerly known as Soho Bandit

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                • #9
                  What about Red Rover? How many kids have to be injured from being clotheslined as they try to break through the other line?

                  Kick the Can is just plain violent in its title & should be banned. Besides, who knows how many toes have been injured kicking that metal can around?

                  Jacks? Do you know how sharp those things are?

                  Jump rope has caused many an injury. It's best not to do that without a helmet & elbow & knee pads.

                  Shooting marbles? Again, violence just saying it. And then who knows where that heavy projectile will go. You could put someone's eye out with that thing, young man!

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                  • #10
                    Soho...

                    My idiot principal I had in Florida was of that ilk. On Field Day, students(ALL of them) received 'particiaption' ribbons. There were no 1st, 2nd or 3rd place 'winners'.

                    LIFE is all about COMPETITION. IMO, schools such as the ones mentioned are doing their students a great disservice.
                    "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                    -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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                    • #11
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Bill R:
                      ...We need more games that reward the slowest and weakest.

                      Hear! Hear! As one of the perennial "slowest and weakest" I'm all for it! Seriously, don't those people have anything better to do? Who is paying them?

                      DaveInTx
                      Texan By Choice, not Accident

                      [ 11-25-2002, 07:16 PM: Message edited by: DaveInTx ]

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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by shooter1201:
                        Soho...

                        My idiot principal I had in Florida was of that ilk. On Field Day, students(ALL of them) received 'particiaption' ribbons. There were no 1st, 2nd or 3rd place 'winners'.

                        LIFE is all about COMPETITION. IMO, schools such as the ones mentioned are doing their students a great disservice.

                        Okay, now you've hit one of my pet peeves...giving out trophies for everyone. My son played little league baseball & his team was not very good. But at the end of the season the baseball moms wanted to award each kid a trophy. I voted against it & suggested that instead they get a small stand that looks like a trophy but is a little bronze baseball glove that holds a real baseball. Then we would have all the kids & coaches sign each baseball for a momento to keep. That idea worked. I just don't believe that you should get a trophy, or a ribbon for that matter, unless you deserve it. And speaking of trophies, let's knock down the size of these things & make them appropriate. Nowadays these little kids are winning trophies bigger than they are...& that's just on the local level. When they go on to district, state, & national competition, how big do those trophies have to be?

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                        • #13
                          What people won't do or say to make a name for themselves! How silly!

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                          • #14
                            All this "wussification" makes it hard on the parents. I just don't have the time to beat my kids as much as I use to. I have resorted to just pushing them when I leave for work and when I come home from work. But I make up for it at supper time. I make sure that by the time they are done with their cold oatmeal they have no self esteem. I pick on different physical feature every night. We make a game of it. Hey like I said Gotta pick up where the schools left off.

                            Seriously, I was always last to get picked in gym and one of the first to get the ole'red rubber ball of the head, and I turned out just fine. No really. Why don't you believe me? Why?

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                            • #15
                              I'm going to have to tell my daughter to quit beating up the unruly bully-type "alpha" males in her class......might promote the wrong idea of putting people in their places....
                              American by Birth, Aggie By Choice, TEXAN by the grace of God...

                              "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, what matters is the size of the fight in the dog."

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