It's always hard to figure out what kids want so the world's largest children's museum had a play and vote event to help the grown-ups. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has the perfect audience to get their honest opinions. The museum put out 20 toys for kids to play with and asked them what their favorites are. The museum also had its early educator / preschool expert weigh in. This includes a list of the most popular as voted on by kids themselves.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bouncing, jumping, drawing, whacking and creating were just a few activities that prompted giggles and full-on laughter during the annual Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved activity at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Museum Store.
After careful consideration, kids voted Whack Attack Space Station as their favorite toy. Heap-O-Sheep came in second and Flat 2 Fast Card Racer was selected in third place.
Whack Attack Space Game soared with the most number of votes. Museum early learning educators say the game is a fun way to help children develop hand-eye coordination as well as reaction and reflex skills. The kiddos who tested the toy loved the light up circles/saucers and score board. Educators say this is a good game for social play and interactions as well as hand-eye coordination and reaction and reflex skills,
Coming in second is Heep-O-Sheep game. Players use a springboard to launch the sheep onto the hook-and-loop sheep pen in the Heep-O-Sheep game! Land them. stick them and pile them up! Educators point to the benefits of critical thinking, focus and concentration can be positive results of playing along with spatial awareness development. social play, interactions with family and friends.
Flat 2 Fast encourages families to flatten their car, load it up and push the button to watch it launch! Educators say STEM Learning is a positive effect of playing this game as kids learn about trajectory, speed and of course crashing.
Toys that rounded out the top 10 include:
4. Super NeeDoh Cool Cat
5. Pigs on Trampolines
6. Cyclone Gryo
7. Trampoline Pong
8. Dinosaur Train Adventure
9. Rampaging Rex
10. Boogie Board Sketch Pals
The event was designed to let little ones play with toys and vote for their favorites. 20 toys were featured in front of the Museum Store at The Children's Museum for visitors to play with and then vote on their favorites.
It's always been a great tool for families and friends to see what is most popular (as voted on by the kiddos themselves) so grownups have a better idea of potential things to get for their loved ones; or, to include on Santa's list.
High resolution video can be downloaded from: https://vimeo.com/childrensmuseum/review/876449167/d042a035a6
Photos are available upon request.
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