Kids Pick Top 10 Holiday Toys

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

Kids visiting The Children's Museum of Indianapolis have chosen the top 10 toys for this holiday season. The young visitors were allowed to play with 38 different toys and choose their favorites as part of the 19th annual "Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved" event.

The number one pick was Stikball with Mitts, which features a small baseball with a sticky surface, allowing kids to play catch indoors or outdoors. All of the toys are available at the store inside The Children's Museum.

"Our award-winning store offers a wide variety of toys that are both educational and fun that will also inspire children at various developmental stages," said Jeffrey Patchen, chief executive officer of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. "The fact that children are the ones who play with and select these toys helps grandparents, moms, dads, aunts and uncles select toys they know that other children the same age already  love taking the stress off shopping."

The top 10 toys are:

  1. Stikball with Mitts - Let's play some indoor or outdoor catch! It's fun and easy because Stikball has a sticky surface and moldable core that "Splats" and sticks to any flat surface-like the two stickball mitts included!
  2. Stikbot - Studio Bring your Imagination to life with Stikbot Studio!  Pose the characters in impossibly fun situations with the attached suction cups on their hands and feet.  Snap a photo and use the special phone app to add effects for truly unique creations!
  3. Shoot Out Hockey - Go head to head to try to score a goal, but watch out! Motorized Goalies are there to try to block your shot! Aim, Shoot, and Score!
  4. R/C Space Shuttle - Have an imaginary adventure in space! Radio controlled space shuttle zips around with lights and sounds!
  5. Kwick Stix - No mess painting fun!  Kwik Stix is a Solid Tempera Paint that you can draw on paper, posters, and much more. Just uncap, twist, and paint. No water needed and dries almost immediately!
  6. 3-D Mirascope - Get ready to have your mind blown! Put any tiny object into this toy and see a 3D holographic effect!  No 3-D glasses needed!  A truly amazing illusion created by science!
  7. Plus-Plus (pictured on next page) - Plus-Plus is a fun, interactive building system where a child can be creative and strengthen motor skills with a shape, color and form. Simplistic in shape yet endless with possibility- what a "Plus"!
  8. MiniLab Polymer Snow - Polymer snow is made of tiny white polymers. When water is added to it, they will absorb water molecules by osmosis and increase to 100x their original size. As the water evaporates they will shrink to their original size, ready to use again and again!
  9. Elasti Plasti - Elasti Plasti is a fun new putty that can expand 100x! Blow bubbles up to 20x it size! Goopy, oozy, slimy fun!
  10. Zip, Flip ‘n Race - Your little one will love watching their car flip and zip down this multi-level track!  Cars are a different color on each side so with each flip a new color is unveiled.

You can learn more about the toys by clicking here.

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