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Every Child’s Dream Job: The Goddard School® Preschooler-Approved Toy Test


What are the hot toys in your neighborhood? To help families with their holiday shopping, preschoolers attending participating Goddard Schools will conduct a Toy Test the week of September 19.

The children, ranging in age from infants to six years old, will be testing out some of this year’s top toys as part of The Goddard School’s ninth annual Preschooler-Approved Toy Test. The votes will be tallied to determine the official Preschooler-Approved Top 10 Toys of 2016. 


The Goddard School Toy Test Committee selects toy finalists based on a research-based set of criteria. Selected toys:

  • Encourage interactive, child-initiated play;
  • Inspire creativity and collaboration;
  • Support skill development and learning;
  • Maintain a child’s creative interests over time;
  • Meet GSI's health and safety standards;
  • Retail for $40 or less

Check back on November 1 to vote to help determine the winner! 100 of the toy receiving the most votes will be donated to Toys for Tots. 

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