Holiday Helpers at The Goddard School® Choose This Year’s Top 10 Preschooler-Approved Toys
Children at Goddard Schools Nationwide Achieve Every Child’s Dream: Toy TesterKing of Prussia, Pa. – To help families choose fun and educational toys just in time for the holiday shopping season, The Goddard School, the leader in early childhood education, is recognizing this year’s best toys, as tested and chosen by the real experts—children. Each year, Goddard Schools across the nation hold the Preschooler-Approved Toy Test to help families choose fun and educational toys just in time for the holiday shopping season. Toy manufacturers from throughout the country submitted more than a hundred toys, which were reviewed by a team of early childhood education experts at Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School. The 20 toy finalists were then put to the test at Goddard Schools in 20 cities nationwide, by children ranging from infants to six year olds. “Playful learning is at the core of our curriculum at The Goddard School. We chose finalists for the Toy Test that provide interactive, playful learning experiences. We enjoy providing our children the opportunity to experiment with these toys and select their favorites,” said Sue Adair, director of education for GSI. As part of The Goddard School’s commitment to playful learning, the children tested toys that allowed them to use their creativity and imaginations while playing and learning—piquing their interest and encouraging them to explore. The children’s votes were tallied and the Preschooler-Approved Top 10 Toys for 2012 were selected. The Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test winners include: “Toys that encourage learning through play can assist a child’s development by helping children solve problems, build self-confidence and collaborate. We hope our Preschooler-Approved Top 10 Toys will be a helpful resource for parents as they choose toys for their children this holiday season.” Local families also are invited to participate by voting for their favorite Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy beginning on November 15, 2012 at http://www.goddardschools.com/toys. The toy that receives the most votes by December 3, 2012 will be announced as the 2012 winner and GSI will donate 100 of the winning toy to Toys for Tots. For more information, visit http://www.goddardschool.com/toys. About The Goddard School® At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. With 380+ Goddard Schools in 35 states, the FLEX™ Learning Program, the foundation of The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States accredited programs for exceptional early childhood education, reaches more than 45,000 students. The program enhances children's emotional, social, intellectual and physical development and provides the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the optimal environment for each child's early educational development. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.