8 On Your Side: Henderson kids take part in ‘Goddard School Pre-schooler Approved Toy Test’

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Some lucky local pre-schoolers had a chance at a kid’s dream job Thursday as they tested out different toys.

From infants to 6-year-olds: Numerous children were able to try out and vote on the top 10 pre-schooler approved toys during the Goddard School Pre-schooler Approved Toy Test.

A total of 50 Goddard schools around the country, including the one in Henderson, took part in the test.

For the past week, kids have been encouraged to play with unique toys that help with different stages of development.  When teachers observe and document how the toy rates, they’re looking at interactivity, skill development, creative inspiration and more.

It’s a win-win for both teachers and kids. 

“Infants through pre-k get to experiment with these toys and see if they like them just in time for them to be on the shelves this Christmas season,” said Gia Shafer, Goddard School.

“The pirate ship is the best cause you have to balance it like a scale,” said Grayson Bolken, 4-year-old child.

The pre-schooler approved toy list will be out Nov.1

In the meantime, parents can find tips and warnings about dangerous toys through the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The toll-free hotline is 1-800-638-2772.

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