A lot of parents would agree that some of the best presents for children isn’t what’s inside the box, but how that box is wrapped. It’s without a doubt that many moms and dads have seen their children play more with the holiday wrapping than with the actual toy that was bought. With that being said, many kids do grow tired of all the toys they have at home on a daily basis. Luckily, there are several toy-sharing subscriptions that are helping kids play with toys that they won’t bore with easily. Here’s what you need to know.
According to reports, toy sharing subscriptions allow moms and dads to borrow toys for a limited time and then return them. In other words, it works just like a library, but it’s one that you pay a small fee for. And instead of books, you get different toys in the mail.
One of the great things about toy sharing subscriptions is that you can have your child try out a toy first before buying it. If you see that your child really loves it, then you can invest your money in it. Plus, a lot of parents love this idea because it helps them save money in their wallets. They often find that they spend less money overall because “renting” toys can cost less than actually buying new ones.
One popular toy sharing subscription is called the Toy Library. For just $19.95 a month (which is probably less than what a lot of parents spend on toys), the service offers kids choices from more than 500 toys. And yes, there are plenty of popular name brands to choose from, including Hot Wheels, Disney, American Girl, and more. The toy selections can be personalized for your child, based on their age, interest, ability level and more.
But should your child fall in love with a particular toy (which is bound to happen), there’s a way that you can purchase it for a fee. If you are worried about germs, don’t fret. Each toy that is returned is thoroughly sanitized before it is shipped to the next family. For more information, check out the Toy Library's site here.