This toy app introduces the sharing economy to kids. Based in Princeton, startup KidsTrade narrows in on the playground activity of trading goods -- but in the digital age. The peer-to-peer marketplace lets young users safely exchange toys, games, clothes and more on mobile and tablet devices.
The KidsTrade team hopes their toy app will create "an entertaining and educational experience" for both grown-ups and children. With parental approval, youth can buy and sell products using the platform. KidsTrade links users with classmates and friends they already know, giving guardians the ability to adjust boundaries as well.
This teaches young people their toys come at a cost, to take care of their things and how to integrate green practices. It also keeps clutter under control at home while giving children independence.
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