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


Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), national franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, is hosting the 2016 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 Test Committee selects toy finalists based on a research-based set of criteria.

Selected toys must:

  • 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

Click here to download your 2016 Toy Test Application Form which includes the evaluation criteria and submission instructions. Multiple applications from the same manufacturer/brand are permitted.

Click here for an overview of the 2015 Toy Test media results.

The completed 2016 Official Application Forms and toy samples must be received by July 22, 2016. One application form per toy is required.

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

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