Friday, May 15, 2015

Why Kids Play Police

It's Police Week.

How many kids want to be a police officer, even if it's only for a moment?

They want to protect--knowing firsthand how important it is to feel protected.  They want to feel powerful, knowing how powerless they are at their age.

They want to enforce right and wrong, and stop bad guys with confidence, swagger and cool.  They could defeat bad guys all day long.

And, no small matter, they make police hats look good--and they know it.  They give fresh life to the term "fashion police."

They love my Musical Police game, marching around the room to a march, rap or pop tune.  When the music stops--every few seconds--they halt, raise their badges, and say "Stop!  You're under arrest!"  So simple but kids get a thrill out of it.

I wonder how many of them will grow up to live the dream?

Meanwhile, the photo-real police hat, police puppets, mini-book and musical police keeps them enthralled.

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