Toys are available in such a wide variety nowadays, and they can be played in a multitude of ways. Have you ever thought of going beyond the rules stated in the instruction manual for a toy? In fact, we can set our own rules and play a toy in our own ways. We can even make our own toys and be their real owner.Full-time mother Natalie makes toys according to the needs and interest of her child, enjoying herself throughout the process. Benny, who is also a mother, encourages her child to be imaginative and put their thoughts and feelings in their creations. As such, children will grow up playing while being creative. Self-made toys are indeed more interesting than those bought from a shop.
Children inevitably need toys, which are like their playmates and friends. Nowadays, children get toys, often too many of them, easily. “Anew Toys” founder Paul advocates for recycling of old toys and turns them into new ones through restructuring. This is not only a way to give toys new lives, but also a lesson for children on learning to cherish their toys. Toys that are most fun to play with do not have an instruction manual. As a toy designer for toddlers, Ryan has a rich collection of old toys produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He will share with us the stories behind these toys and how they can be appreciated.
Everyone needs toys. Yet, we do not need to own a most exquisite, newest toy to be happy. Saying that a toy is “fun to play with” is merely an empty description. It is the unforgettable memories and joyful playing it brings that determine the quality of a toy.
Producer: SO Yan-ha