Choosing the Perfect Gifts for 5 Year Old Kids
Finding the perfect toys for 5-year-olds can be tricky. We take a look at some of our favourite items that make perfect gifts for kids ranging from gifts for little girls that love princesses and fairies to the perfect gift for dinosaur obsessed boys when you don’t want to buy yet another plastic dinosaur.
Children love to play so toys are obviously great gifts but there are lots of other wonderful options as well such as reusable items or skin and planet friendly soaps and bath bombs for them to enjoy.
Imaginative and Creative Gifts for 5 Year Olds
The perfect gift for a 5-year-old is something that will immediately grab their attention and be in line with their level of development. Five-year-olds have longer attention spans than toddlers, they are very inquisitive and ask a lot of questions so they love experimenting, and they are getting physically more and more adept.
Five-year-olds are also getting better at playing with friends and so gifts that can be used with other children such as role-play toys, dress up or games are also great for this age.
Child sized role play toys
Role play toys and fancy dress are perfect for children of this age. They love to play pretend and it’s the perfect way for them to use their imaginations as they play as well as practising language and storytelling skills and also helping them integrate the things they are learning.
These toys include things like doctors sets, tool kits, toy kitchens and tills. As well as being fun to play with this style of toys also offers great learning opportunities for children of this age. Having a toy till is a great way to support maths learning and gaining an understanding of money, whereas a doctor set is a great way to encourage conversations about staying healthy, how our bodies work and what happens when we go to visit the doctor.
Toys that encourage kids to get physical
Ride on toys, outdoor toys, skipping ropes, rocker boards, kites and trampolines are all great gifts for five-year-olds that encourage physical activity that not only keeps them active but is also vital for their brain development and learning.
We absolutely love the wobbel boards for children of all ages (and adults if we’re honest) and think this would make the perfect gift as they can be used in so many ways.
Stem toys and gifts
STEM toys make great gifts for kids as their parents love them as much as the children. STEM toys encourage children to think in different ways and learn organically while they play. Zig and Go by Djeco is great for slightly older children but many 5-year-olds would love them as well.
Arts and craft gifts
Arts and crafts make the perfect gifts for kids as they are perfect for keeping them amused on a rainy day as well as encouraging their imaginations and helping them to get creative. Again Djeco makes the most amazing arts and crafts kits.
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