Playing Is Half the Battle

I’m pretty certain that every generation experiences this, but that doesn’t make it any less real. I went to Toys R Us the other day and was amazed at how much toys have really changed in the last 20 years. I mean, there were still plastic animals and legos, but it really does seem like everything today needs batteries. It just seems like toys were so much cooler when I was a kid. You actually had to use your imagination to play. Too much passive entertainment like TV and talking toys will stifle the imagination. Unfortunately, that means that the rising generation will use their less-developed imagination to create even less original passive entertainment, which will lead the next generation to be even less original… It’s a terrible downward spiral.
Maybe Tickle-Me Elmo can cheer me up…

3 comments:

Nathan Mulford said...

You know what bugs me about toys these days is that they all take you to the internet. I might as well just hook her sippy cup up to a USB cable and then let her go crazy.
Maybe I should try to patent that idea.

Joel said...

Ha! I've already completed my patent application! My USBaby Cup will be on the shelves next spring!

Buckholts said...

My 2 1/2 year old daughter Samantha squeezes stuffed animals, and when nothing happens, she puts them down and says "it's broken." How sad. - Heidi Bell