The Stomp Racer came in at No. 2 in the 2021 vote. (image courtesy: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis)
The Marble Mania Zoomerang came in at No. 1 in the 2021 vote. (image courtesy: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis)
The T-REX Rumble Game came in at No. 5 in the 2021 vote. (image courtesy: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis)
The Schyilling Fishing Game came in at No. 4 in 2021 vote. (image courtesy: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis)
Dino Pop It came in at No. 3 in 2021 vote. (image courtesy: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis)
Ahead of the Christmas shopping season, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has released its annual list of top five favorite toys. The museum went straight to the experts to determine some of the most popular, STEM-focused toys for its Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved voting event.
The museum laid out a variety of educational toys for children to test and then vote. Not only do the toys promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but they also assist with eye-hand coordination, according to the museum.
Here are their results in order of top vote-getters:
- Marble Mania Zoomerang – Build and create a marble run. The corkscrew marble lifter cranks to elevate the marble to the top where the track begins.
- Stomp Racer – Stomp on an air pad and watch the air-powered racecar take off. No batteries required, just kid power! This toy demonstrates STEM learning through basic physics, cause and effects and air power.
- Dino Pop-it – Press the bubbles down and make a popping noise. This sensory toy stimulates the hearing sense. It engages a child’s attention both physically and cognitively.
- Schyilling Fishing Game – Several can fish at once in this eye-hand coordination game. Set a timer and see who catches the most fish. This game also promotes teamwork.
- T-REX Rumble Game – Strap on tiny T-Rex arms and compete in challenges from four different dino games. This activity promotes social skills, teamwork and enhances strategic thinking skills.
The Children’s Museum says it is pushing special emphasis on dinosaur-related products and programs as it prepares to re-open its Dinosphere exhibit in March.