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Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), national franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, is hosting the 2014 Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test and we are in search of the Top 10 Toys for children (infants to six years old) that encourage playful learning.

The Goddard School Toy Testing Committee selects toy finalists based on a research-based set of criteria. All 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;
  • Are affordable (retail for $40 or less) and age-appropriate.

The completed 2014 Official Application Forms and toy samples must be received by July 31, 2014. One application form per toy is required. (Includes the evaluation criteria and submission instructions. Multiple applications from the same manufacturer/brand are permitted.)

Final selections will be publicized in national, local and social media.

Please submit all questions to

** Download your 2014 Toy Test Application **

** Check out last year's Toy Test in the News! **