This is my kids’ attempt to unravel the dark mysteries of crime, law and order. Crime and criminals are in equal parts scary and intriguing for kids. Most pre-school kids don’t even really believe criminals exist.
LG was 4 1/4 when she asked all of these.
LG: Are robbers actually from this country?
LG: How do the police know if someone’s been naughty?
LG: People who go to jail, do they stay there forever?
LG: If you go to the police, do you get sent to jail?
LG: If you go to jail and you stay there forever, do they run out of cages to trap you in?
And one from B1, aged 9, to his auntie:
B1: Jane, are you a detective?
B1: Do you have a magnifying glass?