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I’m sure you’ve had those days were pirates or ninjas rule the roost! For many children, weapon play is one of the ways they can process their fears, feel safe, and experiment with self-defense.
This is a natural phase, and should come after 4 or 5 years of age. The discovery and lure toward pretend weapons is expected however, children under 4 should not be exposed to violent influences from their peers or the media. It is not advised to encourage this type of play with toddlers – they are simply too young to comprehend any of the concepts. As children grow older they begin to understand how weapons have played a part of our history. They may begin to ask questions about why people use guns and swords.
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