People who know the preschoolers well have provided their feedback that has been used by The Goddard School to generate the top 10 list of toys. It is in the metro Detroit locations such as Lake Orion, Rochester Hills, Macomb, Canton, and Novi. This school has been asking its pre-school students for the 12th year consecutively for the toys testing tasks. Then the judgment regarding the toys was delivered by the observant teachers based on various factors such as the interactive nature of students, their skill development, the inspiration for creativity, etc.
There were 50 Goddard Schools in the country who were involved in playing with the toys except for electronics, to find the top 10. The toughest part of the process was to hide the toys to prevent students from seeing them before the test began. It was easy for them to get volunteers and the kids were quite enthusiastic about it. There were some toys in which the kids were easily engaged but they ignored others. This subjective test had a similar effective outcome. Every year the Goddard School asked the manufacturers for the toys which they wanted for testing. When the results are out, the toy companies receive them to use them in the way they want.
Social interaction skills are something that is needed to make to the board room and the kids need to learn this through preschool toys. Kids find such toys easy to use as they are thoughtfully constructed. A longtime educator named Chada aksed parents to prevent the kids from using electronics at least until they are 2 years old. This must even be limited to 15-20 minutes when they reach 3-6 years of age and even beyond that.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states the essence of play for child development. This is the reason why the toys need to be purchased keeping certain things in minds such as they will help in teaching language skills, learning, how things work and feedback for bolstering positive behavior.
There are numerous software and apps which are child-oriented that stimulate the senses and are based on digital media platforms. These are efficient enough to enable kids to use their creativity and express it with ease. Parents need to be careful when they find "educational" written on the label, as instructed by AAP because the fact is that they are opposite of what has been advertised. There are apps that help in memory skill enhancement which is a part of the process of making the kid ready for school where they will learn various skills like impulse control, emotions management, creativity and flexibility of thought. Social and unstructured play with friends and family is something that helps the kid learn all these.
So, the top 10 toys which must be opted for includes Crinkle Monkey for those who are 3-12 months, set of 3 Primary Color, Latches & Doors Busy Board for kids of 12-36 months, Linkimals Smooth Move Sloth and Learn & Groove Dancing Panda for those who are more than 9 months, Leapbuilders ABC Smart House for those who are more than 18 months, Orangutwang and Peg Brite for 4-year kids, Smart Sizzlin' BBQ Grill for kids who are more than 2 years.