Disney vs. other versions, a guest post from Shannon of Pineapples & Artichokes.
When I played princess as a kid, I always focused on the before part of life, usually making up my own stories about things that happened in between or before the written versions. But much of ‘imaginative’ play for little girls nowadays is focused on non-active pursuits. Boys are encouraged to be race car drivers, pirates, firemen, military men. They get to save people and fight. Girls are encouraged to shop and be pretty. Both of those things are fine, but what are we teaching them when that’s all we expect?What are we teaching boys when they can’t do those things too?