CANTON, Mich. (WXYZ) - This week, kids in Canton are testing out hot new toys so parents can find out which ones children like the best.
The Goddard School in Canton is one of 38 learning centers nationwide taking part in the 2013 Goddard School Preschooler-approved toy test.
Toy companies can submit their nominations and then send toys to each learning center for kids to check out.
Kids, toddlers and babies have five days to play with the toys. During that time period, teachers observe and record which toys kids like the best.
Judging is based on how toys encourage interactive play, support learning and skill development and inspire creativity.
Some of the toy brands participating in this year's test include ALEX Toys, B Kids, Chicco, Citiblocs, Faber-Castell/Creativity for Kids, Fat Brain Toys, Green Toys, International Playthings, Kidz Delight, K'NEX, Manhattan Toy, Peaceable Kingdom, Popar Toys, University Games and WABA Fun.
Teachers have already noticed some early frontrunners.
"I think the building games at this age do rank rather high," said Kristen Swierb, a young 5's teacher at the Goddard School.
"It's the toys that the children keep going back to that seem to be the fun ones for them," said pre-kindergarten teacher Jamie Schaecher. "Everybody in here loves blocks. They can build them up. They can knock them down and they can build something else," Schaecher said. "Kinetic sand is also a big contender too."
After the evaluation period is complete, teachers will send in their results.
The top 10 toys will be revealed October 22.
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