Toys

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Play and toys are not just entertainment, they are valuable educational tools. Time in a sandpit with a simple bucket and spade develops a child’s motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial perception and a range of other abilities. In recognition of the crucial role toys play in a child’s development, Hurstville LMG membership allows customers to borrow a range of quality toys, all for free.

Choose from:

  •  Baby play: rattles and things designed for baby’s small hands.
  •  Walkers: for toddlers finding their feet.
  •  Mazes: to encourage hand-eye co-ordination.
  •  Puzzles: for shape recognition and memory.
  •  Big toys: things to ride on, play on or push.
  •  Toys for imaginative play: figurines, trucks, boats and planes.
  •  Discovery toys: binoculars, compasses, musical instruments.

 

What you should know

  • 5 toys can be borrowed on each library card.
  • Toys can be borrowed for 3 weeks.
  • Toys are available from, and must be returned to, Hurstville Library.
  • Fees are charged for missing, damaged or dirty toys and packaging. Remove any dirt by wiping over with a damp cloth.
  • Toys must not be left outside.
  • Toys are for home play and must not be unpacked in the library: pieces could be lost and small, loose pieces pose a danger to young children and babies.
  • Please choose carefully and ensure the toy you select is suitable for the age and abilities of your child. 
  • Check the toy before you borrow and report any damage or missing pieces to staff immediately.

Safety responsibilities at home

Parents are responsible for the safety of their children when playing with library toys by ensuring:

  • Play is supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Toys are used in the manner for which they are designed.
  • Toys are not modified.
  • Toys are age or skill level appropriate. Safety advice is a guide only.
  • Toys for babies are cleaned by wiping over with a diluted solution of disinfectant and water before use.
  • Any damage to a toy is reported to staff immediately.
  • Children do not play with toy packaging.
  • Packaging is removed and stored safely when toys are being used.