Hampton Roads preschoolers select the top 10 toys for the holidays

Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-14 12:11:01-05

Local preschoolers have selected the top 10 toys for the holidays!

Anne Pope, owner of The Goddard School at Lynnhaven joins us today on the Parents' Corner to talk about the holiday fun, and what kids really want.

The kids of The Goddard School spent the month of October “testing” toys and picking their favorites for the holidays.

The public will have a chance to vote for their favorite toy, and then they will purchase 100 of that toy and donate it to Toys For Tots!

Anne Pope shows us some fun, interactive demonstrations so parents can see what kids really want for the holidays!

The 2014 Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test engaged children from infants to six years old to play with interactive toys during a week long toy test in October, while teachers observed and documented how the toy rated among the judging criteria – such as, did it encourage interactive play, support learning and skill development, inspire creativity, and more.

Now, the kids’ votes are in! The Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Top 10 Toys for 2014 are (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)
- 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)

Next, the public has the chance to vote for the top toy on The Goddard School’s toy test page, HERE starting November 3, 2014 to November 26, 2014.

The #1 Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy for 2014 will be determined by the public votes and Goddard will then purchase and donate 100 of the winning toy to Toys for Tots.