The LCS newsletter: Childhood toys

Jun 27, 2021 8:01 am

The Christmas when I was 8 was fantastic and terrible. I got the toy I had been eyeing for months. A little wood making set. 

In my imagination I expected I would be able to create all the other toys I wanted. In reality, wood is no replacement for plastic and I wasn't that skilled. 

I never made my power rangers megazord but I did enjoy creating simpler wooden patterns. 

It's rare that things or even experiences live up to our expectations, but sometimes there's an unexpected joy we can also receive. 

We just have to stay open to it. 

Creative prompt: Childhood toys


Think about a childhood toy you had and use that as a prompt. You might write a short story like I did, create an image with the toy included, or even find it and use it in your creation process. 

Interesting Links

The Exact Instruction Challenge


A fun YouTube video that can teach some basics of programming as well as the importance of clear communication

Watch the chaos unfold

Greg McKeown on the importance of listening (and effortless)


Greg Mckeown has been every where this week promoting his new book. His interview with Carey Niuewhof had a slightly different focus as it starts by talking about the importance of listening. This is a Christian and church related podcast but there is a large part that isn't church specific.

Listen to the interview

Hello, My Name is Awesome Book Summary


A couple of years ago I took part in a brand naming exercise with a colleague. He told me about "the product naming Bible". To help reinforce the knowledge I made a sketchnote summary.

Learn How to Come up with a Product Name