Some days ago I was trying to convince my almost 3 years old son not to brake the wheels in small toy car. <<Dad, why shouldn’t I do that?>> Nice question!
The standard <<you will not be able to use it any longer without wheels>> vanished in few seconds: he destroyed the 4 wheels and said: <<look Dad, a boat!>> And started playing again!
I love learning stuff from my young son! Again his ‘open mind’ lets him treat as a new toy what for me was a broken toy.
Of course I still need to teach him to respect value (I’d like to keep 4 wheels on MY car 🙂 ) but … I whish he could keep this imagination!