Any parent will tell you that chores and children don't always mix. The faster you can get your kids to understand the importance of helping out around the house, the better, so thankfully industrial designers like Cynthia Poon are taking note of this with creations like her musical lawn mower toy that makes it easier to bridge the gap between work and play.
At first glance, you would never suspect Poon's musical lawn mower to be a plaything because of its demure design. Fashioned out of gorgeous Oak Cherry wood, this interactive children's toy has a sanded exterior that makes it look as if it should be hanging in an art exhibit.
When the musical lawn mower is pushed, the wonderfully color coordinated red pegs housed at its base interact with the roller to sound off different notes and get your kids on the road to having agreeable cleaning habits.
Cynthia Poon's Musical Lawn Mower Helps Kids Compose Yard Work Symphonies
1. Interactive Chore Toys - Designing toys that make chores fun for kids could lead to new opportunities for interactive and educational products.
2. Musical Learning Tools - Integrating music into learning tools could lead to a new way of teaching and engaging children.
3. Integrating Work and Play - There is potential for creating products that align work and play, making it easier for children to understand the importance of and enjoyment in completing tasks.
1. Toy Manufacturing - Toy companies could explore creating toys that encourage children to learn and complete chores in a fun and interactive way.
2. Education Technology - Incorporating music into educational technology could lead to a new way of engaging children in learning.
3. Parenting and Childcare - Developing tools and resources for parents and childcare providers to integrate work and play could lead to more effective and enjoyable ways to teach children.