Goddard school in Denver selected to test toys for Christmas

Posted at 4:30 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 08:55:20-04

DENVER -- New toys that aren't even on the shelves yet are being tested right here in the Denver metro area at a Goddard school. 

The new Goddard school in the Highlands neighborhood was chosen out of 50 other schools in the country. Denver7 went inside a preschool classroom to see which toy was the best. 

The classroom had red, wet sand, a pretend kitchen set and plastic turtles along with a board game. 

"There is no more honest critic than a kid, on everything," said Allison McMurty, owner of Goddard Highlands. 

This is the 10th annual toy test. The children and teachers will vote once they're done playing. The top ten toys will be selected out of all the schools. 

But, these aren't just any toys. The toys in the hands of the kids are educational toys.

"It's important, because that's how kids learn the best. When they play, have a toy, that can add learning,' said preschool teacher Sydnee Marnich. 

The companies who make the pre-school approved toys are anonymous. The top toys will be on the shelves for this holiday season.

Denver7 will be sure to follow up and let you know which ones made the list.