Kids Pick Top Toys at Children's Museum

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(photo courtesy The Children's Museum of Indianapolis) (photo courtesy The Children's Museum of Indianapolis)

Kids visiting The Children's Museum of Indianapolis have chosen this season's top 10 holiday toys. The museum's 18th annual "Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved" event allowed children to play with 32 toys chosen by educators then vote on their favorites.

The number one pick among the kid experts was Mad Mattr Doh, molding dough that never dries out. All of the toys on the list are available at The Children's Museum store.

"Our award-winning store offers a wide range of engaging and educational toys that encourage creativity and help youngsters at various developmental stages," said Jeffrey Patchen, chief executive officer of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. "We are hoping this list, as voted on by children themselves, will help parents discover what most interests their child."

The top 10 toys include:

1. Mad Mattr Doh - Molding dough that never dries out; enhances fine motor skills, imaginative and sensory play (ages 3+)

2. String Thing - Transforms string into magical moving rainbow; generates wave patterns and interactive shapes that defy gravity (ages 8+)

3. Pop ‘N Catch - Click the cup holder to launch the ball for your partner to catch; encourages outdoor physical activity (ages 3+)

4. VEX Robotics Catapult – Machine that stores kinetic energy to launch projectiles at varying distances-some over 10 feet (ages 8+)

5. Flamingo Marionette – It dances, walks, hops and encourages imaginative play (ages 3+)

6. Robot Mouse – Learn to program, code, and problem solve with this puzzle (ages 5+)

7. Laser Tops – Winding toy that uses balance and centrifical force (ages 4+)

8. Liquid Color Tiles - Liquid encased tiles demonstrate art in movement; physical activity encouraged through dance and jumping (all ages)

9. Design & Drill Flower Power – Engineering and art principles used to construct a flower garden (ages 3+)

10. Tegu Magnetic Blocks – Teaches the basic principles of magnets; ignites imagination (ages 3+)

You can learn more about the toys by clicking here.

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