WHAT IS A TOY LIBRARY?
It is just like a Public Book Library but members borrow toys instead of books. For low annual fee (the cost of one toy) you will get access to hundreds of quality toys for a whole year!
Previously Toy Libraries were perceived as places were only disadvantage families went for toys, but this is not the case at all. Toy Libraries
are open to all the families and it is great alternative for the budget and environmentally conscious family
ABOUT THE TOYS
- Toy Libraries are specifically set up with a wide variety of educational toys, puzzles and games for children aged 6 moths to 6 years.
- Parents, and/or carers can borrow toys designed to support children’s development and promote learning through play.
KNOW THE BENEFIT
We all know that the children grow up way too fast, and one of the major benefits of a Toy Library is that it grows with your child, and keeps safe your budget.
You don’t need to buy new toys for every stage or milestone they reach, instead you just borrow different and stimulating, educational toys. This way you can also be guaranteed that your children will never get bored with the same old toy ever again.
Also Toy Libraries provide a venue for parents, children and others to interact in a casual, friendly environment. So Toy Libraries teach children important social skills like sharing and turn-taking.
- Do yourself and your children a favour and consider having fewer toys but better quality toys.
- Take a look of your local Toy Library and check what it offer. If you are not in Whitehorse area you can also look up you local library at www.toylibraries.org.au
Toy Libraries are volunteer run and are always on the lookout for new volunteers. So if you think that you would like to be a part of one of these fantastic community service organisation, please contact your local Toy Library.
Article by Alice Lepp, current Presindent of Box Hill Area Toy Library
Published by Your Child in Whitehorse, Vol.2, April 2013.