Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 17–21 | Cite as

Superhero Play: What's a Teacher to Do?

  • Karen L. Bauer
  • Ernest Dettore


The dilemma over whether or not teachers should allow superhero play in their classroom continues. This article examines adults' beliefs about superhero play and suggests some potential benefits of such play. The authors offer examples of ways they have incorporated superhero play in their classroom.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen L. Bauer
    • 1
  • Ernest Dettore
    • 2
  1. 1.Edinboro UniversityEdinboro
  2. 2.Edinboro UniversityEdinboro

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