One of life’s simplest truths is that children and toys go hand in hand, and they always have. While “cavechildren” probably didn’t build and smash LEGO® forts or shave their Barbies’® heads, historians believe that they still played with primitive toys. Even if they were just sticks and rocks, chances are these primitive children found some sort of playful use for them.
Toys are a necessity for children. Not only do they provide entertainment, but they can also provide excellent learning experiences. There is no shortage of toys to choose from either. New toys hit the shelves every day, and parents and children alike are bound to find something useful and fun. No matter what a child’s interest is – well, there’s a toy for that.
What many people don’t realize, however, is that there is no magical toy machine that pops out new and amazing toys at regular intervals. Designing and creating toys is a major process. Behind every new toy – from the simplest building block to the most complicated new fangled robot – sits a toy designer.