November 6, 2013
The School That Won’t Let Students Play Tag or Hold Hands

An elementary school in British Columbia, Canada has outlawed tag. In a letter to kindergarten parents sent home late last week, Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School administrators wrote that students were no longer allowed to engage in “hands-on play” during recess. Specifically banned activities include “tag, holding hands, and any and all imaginary fighting games.” (You can read the entire letter, written in the beloved Comic Sans font, at CBC News.)
Parents are outraged. Let kids be kids!, they say. You can’t police playtime.
“Do we expect our kids to be robots?” parent Julie Chen asked the National Post. “They’re five-year-olds—you can’t stop them from running around and having physical contact.”
“Kids get hurt all the time. What are we going to do next, put them in a bubble to go to school?”
Read more. [Image: LeeLilly/Flickr]

The School That Won’t Let Students Play Tag or Hold Hands

An elementary school in British Columbia, Canada has outlawed tag. In a letter to kindergarten parents sent home late last week, Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School administrators wrote that students were no longer allowed to engage in “hands-on play” during recess. Specifically banned activities include “tag, holding hands, and any and all imaginary fighting games.” (You can read the entire letter, written in the beloved Comic Sans font, at CBC News.)

Parents are outraged. Let kids be kids!, they say. You can’t police playtime.

“Do we expect our kids to be robots?” parent Julie Chen asked the National Post. “They’re five-year-olds—you can’t stop them from running around and having physical contact.”

“Kids get hurt all the time. What are we going to do next, put them in a bubble to go to school?”

Read more. [Image: LeeLilly/Flickr]

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