But here's an opportunity that popped up in Cribsheet's in-box that we had to pass along. It reminded me of Tom Hanks dream job in Big.

Your kids could get paid to play with toys and let the folks at Creative Kidstuff know their opinion.  (Well, not technically paid - but they'd get a $5 Creative Kidstuff gift card - and a chance to win a $25 ) Read the full press release below for details.

 

Call for participants: Creative Kidstuff Launches Kid’s Council
— Ultimate Toy Review Panel by Kids, for Kids
 
Creative Kidstuff is opening its doors to the ultimate toy reviewers and playtime experts: kids. From infants to ‘tweens, Creative Kidstuff is looking for opinionated, vocal, outgoing kids to join the Kid’s Council and provide honest, real reviews. All Creative Kidstuff locations are participating and inviting kids to test a gaggle of games, trendy new toys and current Creative Kidstuff stock.
 
July 11 Kid’s Councils
Who: 1-3 year olds @ Maple Grove & Minneapolis
7-10 year olds @ Wayzata & St. Paul
What: Play with toys, provide feedback
When: July 11, 2010
Time: 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
 
 
July 25 Kid’s Councils
Who: 5-7 year olds @ West End & Woodbury
3-5 year olds @ Galleria & West Des Moines
What: Play with toys, provide feedback
Where: Creative Kidstuff locations- see below
When: July 25
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
Twenty spots are available for each Kid’s Council and sign up is first-come-first-served. Parents or guardians can stop into the Creative Kidstuff location at which they would like to participate and put their name on the list or call the desired Kid’s Council location with their name, address, email, phone number, child’s name, age and gender.
Reviews will be featured on the Creative Kidstuff Facebook page and Twitter account and ultimately used to create the Creative Kidstuff Holiday Toy Guide and make buying decisions.
Families who participate will receive a $5 gift card and be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card.
 
About the Creative Kidstuff Kid’s Council: The Kid’s Council was developed as a way to gain the most insightful reviews from the people who matter most: the kids. The Kid’s Council aggregates industry recommendations, parental considerations and kids’ critiques to develop the ultimate gift-giving, gotta-have-it toy guide.
 
Requirements:
All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parents will observe their children playing and write down comments/opinions on a feedback form.
Parents/guardians must sign a photo/video release. Photos and video footage will become the property of Creative Kidstuff.
Comments and opinions will be used by Creative Kidstuff staff to make buying decisions.
All feedback becomes the property of Creative Kidstuff and may be used in written material.