A preschool has banned super hero play on school grounds, citing “dangerously overactive” play as the key culprit behind the decision.
The situation, which came to light Wednesday after a Reddit user posted a picture of the sign taped to the school’s door, hasn’t gone over well in the community.
“Recently it has come to our attention that the imaginations of our preschool children are becoming dangerously overactive causing injuries within our pre-k community. Although we encourage creative thinking and imaginary play, we do not promote out [sic] children hurting one another,” says the sign, which was posted at the unidentified school.
“Wrestling, Super Hero play, and Monster games will not be permitted here at [redacted school name]. In addition, please monitor the different media that your children may view. The re-enactment of televisions shows/movies are being done during active paly [sic] times in school.”
The Reddit user, identified as Oremor, responded by stating, “My son and I have always utilized superheroes as role models. We often talk on ways problems could have been solved rather than utilizing violence. However, sometimes, when the bully is too big, we find little recourse left but to meet force with force. It is this constant dialogue of ours regarding superheroes that has allowed us to address concepts such as right and wrong, good and bad, justice and injustice.”
Right or wrong, good or bad, it looks like these little super heroes are going to need to use a little extra power to lift this ban in the future.