Children and educators from select Goddard Schools have announced their top toy picks for infants through children six years old for the 2011 holiday shopping season. The Goddard School Toy Test is the only national toy test designed exclusively for children in the preschool age range.
Goddard School Toy Test
After a national call for submissions, Goddard educators and children evaluated entrants based on a number of criteria, including:
- Interactive, child-initiated play focus
- Creative, social or engaging
- Appropriate for infants through children six years of age
Local schools involved the the test included the Goddard School in Gambrills and Bowie.
“We feel that our Top 10 Toys list will serve as a great resource for parents, grandparents and other family members as they enter the gift-giving season,” said Sue Adair, director of Education at Goddard Systems, Inc.
Top 10 Preschooler-Approved Toys (in alphabetical order):
- Animal Sounds Hay Ride (Learning Curve)
- Bristle Block® Stackadoos (B. Toys by Battat)
- Citiblocs Camouflage 100 Piece Set (CitiBlocs)
- Citiblocs Little Builders Rattle Blocs (CitiBlocs)
- Count Your Chickens! board game (Peaceable Kingdom)
- Elemenosqueeze (B. Toys by Battat)
- Hoot Owl Hoot! board game (Peaceable Kingdom)
- Little Shopper Playset (Earlyears)
- Sassy Sensory Ball Set (Sassy)
- Soft Chime Garden (Lamaze)
For more information on the Top 10 Preschooler-Approved Toys, visit goddardschools.com/toys.