raising two small children (and once being a child myself), i can attest to the fact that toys are often played with for 1-2 weeks and then quickly pushed to the bottom of the toy chest or relegated to some corner of the toy room. even the toys that i think are going to be a huge hit with my kids meet the same fate. last year, i purchased an electric racing set for my 5-year old thinking it would bring us hours and hours of enjoyment and competition… it lasted a little more than one evening.
because of that reality that all parents face, i was so excited to hear about the toy-lending library concept. apparently, the idea has been around for awhile, but it’s new to me. picture a library with a toyroom for children and as an added bonus: kids can check out the toys, take them home, and return them to the library in two weeks… which is just about right.
the toy lending library is a great alternative to the endless purchasing and storing of all your own toys. see if your local community has one today.