for minimalist families.
How the toy subscriptions work
Educational Toys that Grow with Your Child
Developmentally-linked toys are delivered to your home every 3 months.
Free shipping both ways.
Guidance and Resources
We outline the educational benefits of each toy, and how you can support your child's development.
Return the toys your child has outgrown and receive a more developmentally-advanced collection.
More than just a toy subscription
Each collection has been strategically designed to support the developmental needs of your child.
Researched for you and delivered to your door.
High-quality wooden toys at a fraction of the cost.
Return the toys when your family is finished with them.
Peace of Mind
Watch as your child learns while they play.
Help the Planet
Re-use toys, reduce packaging, support sustainable brands.
What's in each subscription box
Scroll through the photos to see examples of what you may get in each box. (The items listed below may be updated without notice as we continue to source new products.)
$27.50 per month
Free shipping both ways.
Boxes delivered every 3 months. Billed quarterly. Cancel anytime.
What you'll get
8+ beautiful and educational wooden toys every 3 months
An outline of the most beneficial ways to use each toy
A summary of the skills your child is learning from each toy
Tips on how to provide effective support and guidance while they play
Dr. Lisa Clarke
Our son loves all of the toys in his Toy Exchange box and I was so relieved to get some help with organizing his play area! We no longer have toy chaos. He has simple things arranged in an aesthetically pleasing way and we rotate toys and books for him weekly to keep things interesting. I also feel more confident that he is getting the tools he needs developmentally. Thank you for taking the guess work out of play time!
As a first-time mom starting back to work, I had incredible anxiety over ensuring my baby’s toys were developmentally appropriate. While I wanted to research and purchase the right toys, I just didn’t have time. Our family also tries to live a sustainable and minimal lifestyle, and we don’t want a living-room full of plastic toys that would just lose parts and over-stimulate our son. Cari has been incredible – she suggested developmentally-appropriate ways to use our current toys and showed us how to set up a minimalist play area that is calming yet engaging for our son. He loves the toys we received in our first Toy Exchange box, and I love that I can rent them rather than buy.
Dr. Katie Sellars
I thoroughly recommend. It is an amazing feeling to know that I am providing my daughter with toys that meet her developmental needs. They engage her more effectively than the ones we own, and we’re avoiding accumulating toys at such an alarming pace. The expertise provided by Toy Exchange has given me some real confidence in how to support her learning and development, and how to know when she is ready for a new challenge.
What the experts say
Dr. Stephanie Denison, PhD (UC Berkeley, 2012) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo and a Toy Exchange Club Advisory Board Member
"As a psychologist specializing in cognitive development in early childhood, I see a great deal of value in this program. The first three years of life represent the fastest pace of growth and change in the human mind and brain. The toys for each age range are carefully selected to be developmentally appropriate for those ages, which is a great way to encourage learning through play and to minimize frustration during playful interactions. During the first three years, children are making some of the most important discoveries about how physical objects work and how to engage in social interactions, and the literature shows that much of this can and should be learned through play. One of the most common concerns voiced by parents coming through my lab with their children is stress surrounding what toys to have and how to play with very young children. My best advice for this challenge is to just play together with simple toys that are eye-catching and easily handled and manipulated by their child at their current age. I really think the Toy Exchange Club sets parents up to do this well while also freeing up the mental and physical energy, that would otherwise be spent acquiring and organizing toys, to instead just play."