Amazon Take Note! These Preschool Inventions are Pretty Smart!

You know the saying “The future is in the hands of our children”?
Well the children at The Goddard School are up for the task, learning 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills in, well, preschool.

Mechanicsville, VA InventionThe Goddard Schools, located in the greater Richmond area, along with over 400 other Goddard Schools nationwide are launching the TEACH. PLAY. LEARN. campaign. 

Teach. Play. Learn. engages Richmond children from infants to six years old to collaborate and construct a TINKERTOY invention to support The Goddard School’s mission of using the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.

As part of the campaign, each Goddard School worked together to develop an invention that solves a problem. They created a sketch and description of their invention and built it out of TINKERTOY® parts!

Turns out, the Rhino class in Mechanicsville might send Amazon on a run for it’s money!

The students talked about how other children in our country and the world do not have toys to play with and construction of the “Toysie Toys Deluxe”.

This invention flies around the world delivering toys to those without. It uses its satellite to find the children and the conveyer belt and scooper launcher to get the toys to the children. Equipped with propellers, kickstands, and floaters for landing on water, there is nowhere this “Toysie Toys Deluxe can’t go!

The Toysie Toys Deluxe along with other classroom inventions will be shared online for a public vote.Mechanicsville, VA Invention Photo

Vote (“Like”) for your favorite invention in the 21st Century Build Challenge photo album on The Goddard School Facebook page beginning Monday, February 24 at 5:00 PM EST.

Voting ends Monday, March 3 at 5:00 PM EST.
Contest winners will be announced March 4th, 2014

(Amazon will be taking note of that “floater” idea!)



Sarah Cole

Sarah is a full time working mom of three boys, Max, Hudson and Marlowe. In addition to working and parenting, Sarah has also been seen as an actress on the Richmond stage (and screen). She blogs lovingly but sporadically at

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