They often say a small child is happier pushing a chair across a room than playing with a complicated, computerized toy. Do you think that rings true?
I was reading a book over the weekend called "Hamlet's Blackberry" about how over-connected we all are becoming, in terms of technology. While our technologies are indeed useful and help us in many ways, they are at times overwhelming...something I have been pondering more and more lately.
The book mentioned that because we all go from task to task so quickly, and are interrupted so often, our experiences can begin to lack "depth"... which I thought was interesting. What is depth?
Well, it's more of a sensual thing, for me... feeling, smelling, touching, hearing, noticing... tasting... looking. But also learning. Help me to be more present in the moment. I spent the holiday up at the lake, disconnected --- but REconnected.
These are handmade blocks made of everyday woods...and I liked the idea that a child can learn so much, on so many levels, through this simple toy.