Friday, November 11, 2011
Toys for your kids
My childhood is not just about magic. I am just like any other kid in my days. I love toys. In fact, I still do. Once in a while, I love to attend the big toy fairs in Hong Kong to see the latest toys available in the international market. (A lot of toys don't get their appearance here because of Singapore's small market!)
The toys nowadays are so creative! One of the most fun shops that I love to go to is the one at Science Centre. It stocks a lot of toys that can't be found in departmental stores. I recently met up with the bosses of 75 Volts, which distributes a lot of the toys at Science Centre shop. Great creative stuff!
Recently, I saw some toys in the market, which have been magic items for years already! It just takes some innovative guy to re-package and make it kid friendly for the mass market!
In my days, the one of the most incredible toys I remember was a Mask toy that will break off by itself. (By some remote or infra-red, probably.)
When I was a child, my favourite was this Lego set that my aunt from Canada bought for me. It was this huge set of Lego that was so cool.
When Mask came out with its cool machines, and I couldn't persuade my parents to buy me that, I made a copy using my Lego set. I remembered making lots of different things using Lego like a space station, with a lift in it. I still have the lego set; waiting for my kid to grow up before I hand it down.
When I read about PCF signing a deal with Lego to use Lego as a teaching tool, I thought this is exciting! In fact, I think the rest of the kindergartens should follow suit!
I am not saying other toys are not good! I think when you select a toy, choose one that gives them a lot of space for imagination and creativity. I think it will Lego is my top choice.
Can't wait for the nearby Legoland to be opened.