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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 conducted a Toy Test the week of October 6.

The children, ranging in age from infants to six years old, tested some of this year's top toys as part of The Goddard School's seventh annual Preschooler-Approved Toy Test

The Goddard School Toy Test 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;
  • Retail for $40 or less.

The Top 10 Preschooler-Approved Toy Test finalists include (in suggested age range order):

  • Rock & Ball by Tiny Love (Suggested Age Range: 3+ Months)
  • Green Toys Elephant-on-Wheels by Green Toys (Suggested Age Range: 6+ Months)
  • Bunny Peek A Boo by Smart Toys and Games, Inc. (Suggested Age Range: 2+ Years)
  • VOTED #1! Giant Roller Ramps – Starter Set by Lakeshore Learning Materials (Suggested Age Range: 3+ Years)
  • 12 Gel Crayons by Faber-Castell (Suggested Age Range: 3+ Years)
  • Arx 2.0 by Fat Brain Toys (Suggested Age Range: 3+ Years)
  • OgoDisk Mezo by OgoSport (Suggested Age Range: 3+ Years)
  • Primary Science Color Mixing Set by Learning Resources (Suggested Age Range: 3+ Years)
  • Smarty Blocks by Fat Brain Toys (Suggested Age Range: 5+ Years)
  • 70 Model Building Set by K’Nex (Suggested Age Range: 7+ Years)