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KIDSPOST HOLIDAY TOY TEST
Here's why the KidsPost toy test is done by kids.
-- Adults thought the funny stilts that left enormous footprints were hard to use and dangerous. Our second-grade testers complained because they wanted more time to play with them.
-- To some grown-ups, it seemed that a simple science kit, cleverly packaged as a potato chip bag, would get the cursed label of "educational" toy. Instead, it was an off-the-charts fave with third-graders.
-- And a trend that toy experts (adults, of course) are pushing -- board games that you build and then play -- landed only one version that kids truly liked.
It really is true that kids are the best judge of what other kids will like in toys.
We sent more than 80 toys to 10 schools in the area. The assignment for the day: Grade the toys. The results of their work are on this page. We hope it will give you some inspiration for your wish lists this holiday season!
-- Margaret Webb Pressler
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