When you have five kids and you do not do extravagant birthday parties and holiday celebrations, you have to find a way to manage a reasonable budget for toys and activities. In addition to simple thing like choosing long-lasting extra-curricular activities (i.e. soccer with semester-long sign-ups instead of expensive monthly fees for other activities) we also explore alternative ways to spend our money. I was very fascinated with Pley, a toy rental company.
I found out about Pley through a friend’s query for sponsored post bloggers and this post is part of that campaign. The affiliate links included in this post do not raise the price of the product at all. These opinions are all mine!
As a mom of many it can be extremely difficult to budget wisely for toys and play things. I want my kids to have fun toys, especially toys that encourage open-ended play and imaginative learning. And frankly, I have more than one LEGO fan in my home. I’ve written about LEGOs more than once on this blog because of my children’s obsession and I can’t tell you how many sets of LEGOs have come through this house. Dozens. Many dozens. Times five kids.
Four of my five children had LEGOs on their Christmas wish lists this year, and even my oldest who just turned 11 specifically asked for one thing for his birthday – the LEGO advent calendar set. True story.
So how does a homeschooling family with seven people not go bankrupt trying to keep everyone happy? Enter Pley.
Pley is a cool subscription-based program that allows me access to over 400 LEGO sets. Yes 400! See that very awesome Star Wars ship set in the photo? My son has been wanting that thing for about five years now but I’m too cheap to buy it for him.
Now I can rent that set, for fraction of the cost, and once he’s done building it I can send it back and get him another one! Holla!
The monthly plans begin at $24.99 but if I buy a 6 month subscription that drops the price down to just $19.99. The shipping is FREE and we get unlimited exchanges.
That means once my kid build the new LEGO set I can send it back and get a different set. So smart. So, so smart.
If there were only LEGO sets involved that would be enough to encourage me to subscribe to Pley, but they offer other interactive and educational toys as well! Brands and toys you know and love like Knex, and Dash, which I’ve reviewed on this blog before.
If you want to expose your children to a wide variety of learning, educational, and imaginative toys, but don’t want the clutter in your home, or the expense of buying name-brand sets, than Pley might be the solution for you. Check it out and see if it would be a good gift this Christmas. Instead of choosing one LEGO set, choose hundreds with Pley!
Which toys would your kids order first?