A commercial comes on TV for some new toy and my son has to get it. He will talk about it non-stop until I would rather get it for him than hear him ask me one more time to go to Toys R' Us. Or we get a magazine in the mail showing a new truck that is, in his mind, not as cool as the other 50 trucks he owns. Can anyone relate to these scenarios? Just like the iPhone, there is always something new and exciting that comes out which makes us think we need to get the next big thing. Here is when a product like Pley comes in handy.
Pley "has the coolest toys without the expense, clutter, and the waste." Pley is awesome because it sends you a toy from our "pley list" and Calvin and Max get to play with it and then trade it in for another toy when they're getting bored with it. How cool is that? No more baskets of toys that were so yesterday.
Calvin and I went to the Pley website and we searched for a Duplo set that he could play with during Max's nap time. It was awesome because the box came right to our door and Calvin loved trying out something new that we could do together; just us.
When you go onto the website and make your account, Pley asks you a series of questions. For example: child's age, gender, brand of toys, and types of toys they gravitate towards. You then pick what you want sent first and it arrives in a few days. Then you can pick out the next toy you would like to receive.
The best part is that a monthly subscription is only $19.99, BUT for every friend you refer and signs up you get a FREE month. So if one friend of yours joined a month you could essentially never pay and have toys sent to your house each month to use. Pley also washes all their toys after each use and even sends your child a fun free gift to keep. Calvin got a LEGO bracelet that fits him perfectly. He showed it to his swim teacher and friends at swim who, sadly, were way less amused then he was. :(
My only con to Pley is that they are really big on building toys (Duplos, Legos, Kinex) and our oldest is not really into LEGO's yet. He prefers action figures, trucks/cars, costumes, and Transformers. I really think when Max is a little older he would love something like this since he is into building but like most families, my two boys are different from each other. If your son or daughter loves LEGO's or building than this service will be perfect for you.
Give Pley a try and have your kids join in on the action. It's a lot of fun for them to pick up a box that has been delivered to them with a "NEW...to them" toy inside. It's also great for teaching them the value of both getting and giving or giving and receiving, since they are not going to keep the toy for good.
(All opinions are my own and no compensation was given to me besides a one month trial)