Our family helps out with testing toys for an amazing site. It’s a pretty fabulous deal. Our kids get to test out a load of toys (we’ve had anywhere from 1 to 15 in our possession at any given time). We get to share our opinions. They get posted on the website, which then helps parents/guardians make informed choices based on a toy’s value, safety and playability. Finally, all of the toys get donated to charity at the end of the testing period. And for a family like ours, who really shouldn’t be spending a lot of money on expensive toys (especially if we’re not sure our kids will like them), it’s a great way for the little ladies to have special presents.
I haven’t picked up any toys to test for a long time because of how busy we’ve been, but it makes me so happy to be able to give this experience to my kids. Plus the only payment I have to make is with my time.