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Have you visited a TOY library?
by Kate Clark
If you haven't been to see your local toy library-you must!! Its like a toy shop without the tantrums and credit card bill!
The mobile service run by volunteers, parks the bus at a different suburb each week so you can pick your closest location and meet them there. Some locations offer a free morning tea and a chance for your children to play while others are located right next to a playground for you and your little one to run around and enjoy the fresh air!
Anyone is welcome to come visit the mobile toy library and has a HUGE amount of toys on offer for all ages, babies to school aged.
Membership is just an annual fee that then allows you to enjoy up to 3 toys in your own home for up to a month. Drop the toys off again when the bus is in your area and choose some new toys.
If you get in early you could have your Halloween costume organised without fuss, book week dress up prepared or even borrow some ride on toys for your child's next birthday party!
The toy library gives you a chance to try out toys that interest you child, expand their imagination and work on skills needed for development.
Kate Clark worked as a nanny for 7 years before becoming a mother. Her home learning methods are child- led and include Montessori principles. They are hands-on educators and choose to use our natural surroundings to enhance learning. Her blog is called What Do You Do All Day?
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