I can’t believe I’m making a guide for a 5 yr old! As my oldest comes out of toddlerhood, as I mourn her growing up, I have to say I love the independence and the remarkable traits that come with 5. As their social, emotional, and physical skills are likely breaking barriers out of the toddler stage, they are ready for more physical and cognitive challenges. The scope of their play may be more independent and include more complex storytelling. When it comes to toys for 5-year-olds, below are my guidelines.
Encourage storytelling and creative engagement.
Fosters imaginative play
Role-playing and group interaction
Speedier movement toys
Continue to develop fine motor skills
Building toys, stem toys (encourage problem-solving and creativity, interactive, improve motor coordinating skills)
Encourage early reading skills.
- Art Set | 2. PLUS PLUS Open Play Set | 3. Piggy Bank | 4. Marble Run | 5. My First Sewing Kit | 6. Playmobile – Zoo + Country | 7. Stem Fort Building | 8. Hatchimals | 9. Fuse Beads Set | 10. Cross-Body Bag (Amelie has one and takes it everywhere) | 11. Kid’s Camera | 12. Legos | 13. Nature Book | 14. The Boxcar Children ( a fun chapter book to read-aloud, or if your child is ready to read on his/her own) Also Love Charlottes Webb | 15. Kid Binoculars | 16. Kiwi Crate
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