Toys are children’s learning tools and children love new toys. But, parents don’t always welcome the clutter they bring or want to pay the price they cost. The Centre’s Toy Lending Clud boasts a collection of 500 toys, which can be borrowed by Members for three weeks at a time.
We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of toys available to help children learn and explore. We ask that parents and caregivers help children look after the toys borrowed. Beyond ensuring the toys last, the extra attention given to the toys teach children responsibility.
Drop-in and peruse the toys available. Let your child take them for a test drive. You can also view the toys in our new web based catologue. See link below.
Membership Fee: $20 annually. Payment options: cheque or cash. This will go towards new toys and puzzles.
Toy Lending Club Schedule:
|Monday||9 – 11 a.m|
|Monday||Noon to 2:00 pm – Infant Drop-In for 0-12 months|
|Friday||9 am – 11 am & Noon – 2 pm|
This catalogue is for viewing only. It is not interactive. (We are too small for that). Choose your toy by the number. Bring it in and we will help you find the toy.
Directions for using the Toy Lending Club Catalogue:
- Search function – use Toys, Baby
- Click “Category Search” button – all the baby toys will come up.
Operating Instructions: How to use the Toy Lending Club
All of our toys are coded with a letter followed by two numbers. For example, A-1-14. The letter code indicate the appropriate area of development according to the following:
A-Action Toys (riding and climbing toys)
B-Baby Toys (up to 18 months)
C-Construction Toys (child needs to put the toy together to make it work such as duplo, marbleworks)
G-Games (board games for children who are 3, 4 and 5 years old)
I-Imaginative Play (theme toys such as houses, castles, cars, farms, etc…)
M-Manipulative Skills (fine motor skill development such as sewing cards)
P-Puzzles (range from 5 to 60 pieces)
The first number corresponds to the toy=s number in our inventory;
The second number corresponds to the number of pieces or parts that make up that toy. So, for example, Toy A-1-14 is an action toy, the first in the inventory with 14 pieces.