Toy hire offered to local families

Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton’s Toy Library now provides six-month and four-week memberships to support and connect families across the region.

An initiative to combat clutter and offer diversity in children’s play equipment, the toy library is open every Saturday from 9am- 11.30am and gives families the opportunity to hire, rather than buy, toys.

The service is aimed especially at grandparents looking after children for a short time, and young families across the region.

Mother-of-two Brady Zan Wyk said the program gave children a range of developmental tools and allowed them to learn different skills without any impracticality.

“Big toys can be such a hassle and especially frustrating as the kids grow out of them,” she said.

“The toy library gives parents the chance to try out toys with their kids, and get ideas for what they want before they invest in heaps of equipment.”

The play equipment is suitable for children up to age six, with toys available for girls and boys.

The newly designed online system also allows members to extend the hire period and adjust their booking instantly.

The Busselton Toy Library is in the newly renamed People’s Place on Kent Street.

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