Having become a father just six weeks ago, I’m already recognizing the patterns of behavior that my daughter and I share. While she’s not playing with Barbie’s yet, she’s becoming very tactile as she continues to try and figure out this strange new world that she’s joined.
I love my toys. My toys these days are phones and laptops and all sorts of geeky gizmo’s. This week, I got my first Macbook Pro and I’m using it for productivity reasons while also treating it like a toy. I’m sure Mary Hudson will do the same as she grows and starts to put the toys she enjoys playing with to use as learning tools.
So, my question… is there a difference between toys and tools? Can a hammer be both an instrument of creativity and enjoyment as well as a way to get things done?
Personally, I don’t see a difference between the two. Hopefully my experience as a father will either confirm or prove wrong my theory.