about us

Who Are We?

Hi ! My name is Patrine Quah.

Every mother wants the very best for her children, and I’m no different. I’m everyday people with children I love and care about, and want to see them grow, develop and enjoy playing whilst learning. I recalled my childhood offered the space and freedom for children to explore their world. To be curious. To be creative. To be bold. To be bored. To just . . . be.

Today, how our overstimulated children learn through iPad, laptop, television, games and mobile devices, our overscheduled with enrichments and tuition, children are using their imaginations less than ever. It’s a crisis in the making. And it’s why I’m committed to source for toys and Chinese storybooks that inspire open-ended thinking and encourage Children to see new possibilities.

However, I found it difficult to find good quality and toys that teach or children can grow through play in Singapore.

 

Why Rental For Kids?

According to our survey findings, the average child only enjoys playing with most of their toys for up to 1 month before they lose interest. As a result, most parents find themselves buying new toys for their children on a weekly to bi-monthly basis. Old toys gather dust through lack of use and most parents end up donating the well kept toys and throwing out the rest. This is costly and bad for the environment. Unfortunately, the same seems to go for clothing, books, travel accessories and sports/recreational gear. These are all essentials but as our children grow, they become obsolete.

Frustrated with this, a young parent set up RentalForKids.com as an alternative to owning these essentials and with a sustainable approach. Reducing wastage is our key focus while at the same time we hope to provide parents with a wide range of children's items at an affordable price. Even expensive toys usually above the budget to buy, can now be accessible to kids from all backgrounds. Moreover, we wish to provide the platform for all our children to maximise their fun and learning, in the most affordable and sustainable way. Also to provide ultimate flexibility and ease of use, so that you can spend less time worrying about getting all these items, and more time enjoying them with your kids.

Our business model also supports the art of toy rotation. Toy rotation actually helps your child to increase their attention span and their capacity for deep play when given just a few toys per week. It gives your child the opportunity to fully engage with a few toys and flex their imaginations without being overwhelmed by so many.