The booklet's author Sue Finch had conceded that the advice might surprise some adults, the Times reported on Tuesday.
``A little bit of competition is fine, but with musical chairs
the competition is not
fair because it is always the biggest and strongest children who win,'' Finch was
quoted as saying.
``Musical statues is better because everybody wins,'' she said.
Theresa May, education spokeswoman for the opposition Conservative Party, slammed Education Minister Margaret Hodge for launching the booklet, saying it was ``political correctness gone mad.''
``Children have played and enjoyed it for years,'' May said.
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