At 5 years of age, your little girl has now overcome many developmental milestones including mastering the art of speech, walking and getting to grips with the basics of reading and writing. She’s by no means slowing down in terms of physical and mental development, but she’s now ready for the next phase.
At 5, your little girl will be making the most of her new found independence and will love expressing her little personality in a multitude of ways. Therefore games, puzzles, and toys that give her the opportunity to explore her interests is the best way to go. It’s also a good idea to select toys that will help her develop cognitively, physically and emotionally. With this in mind, we have selected some of the best toys and gifts to help 5-year-old girls thrive.
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10 Best Toys & Gifts For 5-Year-Old Girls
KidKraft Vintage Kitchen
Minature play kitchens are a classic toy that all kids love to play with, and this type of imaginative play is a great way to allow little kids to build their confidence and little personalities. It also allows them to understand basic concepts including cooking, cleaning, naming appliances and preparing food, providing them with a safe and full understanding before they take the first steps in the real kitchen.
This beautifully crafted wooden play kitchen by KidKraft looks and feels much better than the often garish looking plastic variety. It includes all the major appliances including fridge, freezer, sink, oven, microwave and even a cordless phone. Don’t forget the kitchen accessories including pots and pans and food!
Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
Kids love to get creative and drawing is an easy and effective way to allow them to explore their imagination and develop their creative ability. Often many kids struggle to adhere to any form of order, which is the main reason why many never develop any technical know-how. A great solution is tracing, which in turn allows them to understand basic technical concepts including proportion and perspective.
This Light-Up Tracing Pad by Crayola is a great way for kids to learn to draw with skill and finesse. The set includes a light-up pad allowing them to easily see the images underneath sheets of paper, as well as graphite and colored pencils, 10 tracing sheets and blank sheets and over 100 images so they can get started from day one!
Walkie Talkies for Girls
At 5-year-old your little girl is going to be further developing her speech, expanding her vocabulary and improving her communication skills. The best way to encourage these processes is with lots of practice and interaction with others, especially with their friends and siblings, who they can copy and provide feedback to help them learn.
Walkie Talkies are a great way for kids to practice communicating and social interaction in a fun and engaging way. These pink Walkie Talkies have an impressive 2-mile radius and can operate for up to 3.5 hours when in use and up to 9 hours in standby mode. Since kids have a tendency to drop things, the durable design is also very useful.
IQ Challenge Kids Educational Toy Set
At this age, your child will develop fast in a variety of cognitive, physical and emotional ways. One of the best ways to ensure they are getting adequate stimulation at this crucial time is to provide them with toys that are fun, but also toys that provide them with a mental challenge. This will teach them crucial skills including problem-solving, pattern recognition and perseverance – all skills that will not only help them develop but also aid them academically.
This 7 piece set of educational toys includes Puzzle Balls, a Metal Puzzle; and a 2-inch Wooden Cube Puzzle. Some are more difficult than others, so it’s probably a good idea to start off with something easy and gradually build up to the most difficult. Over time, they will crack the puzzle and in turn be rewarded with a nice confidence boost and lots of praise! This is a great set to help enhance key skills that will help your child thrive.
Mermaid Island Board Game
Board games are great toys for kids at this age since they are fun, engaging and promote social interaction and working as a team. They also require kids to grasp abstract concepts, read the instructions and understand the rules of the game, all very important lessons in themselves.
The Mermaid Island is an award-winning board game and very easy to follow. Ultimately it is a race to the end style game. Players take goes spinning an arrow that tells them how many tiles on the board they can progress. The players themselves are mermaids and the ultimate aim is to make it back to shore before a sea-witch catches up to them.
One of the best things about this game is that it’s not entirely competition based, instead favoring friendliness among players, making it stress-free and fun for everyone involved.
LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle
LEGO is the king of building blocks and today offer a wide range of sets that provide hours of fun and learning. This Princess Castle, in particular, consists of a huge 374 pieces and includes accessories and two mini-figures in the form of Beast and Belle. While the Castle consists of two-stories, including a library, bedrooms, and kitchen.
LEGO is a fantastic way to enhance imaginative play and help your child develop fine motor skills and problem-solving skills. Although the Castle does come in a standard form there is a lot of opportunities for different configurations to allow maximum creativity.
Yamaha Girls Ride-On
In the modern age, it can be quite the task to get your kids outdoors and exploring. But we think the perfect way to encourage them is getting them their very own ride-on ATV.
This impressive ATV by Yamaha comes with two-speed settings and is able to reverse. It has a maximum speed of 5 mph, which is relatively fast but also easy enough to catch up to on foot.
The tires are plastic, extremely durable and have a high-quality grip to allow easy and effortless travel over a range of terrains including grass, gravel and even mud.
The battery provides enough power for up to three hours of use and for a complete recharge requires 14 hours to replenish. This is a great way to spend the day outdoors and allows your child to experience the thrill of the drive. For more ATVs check out our Best Kids ATV’s roundup.
Just Jump It Steppers
If you want a way for your little girl to get more active and away from the computer, then these EZ steppers are a great option. They will allow her to practice balancing and walking as she does so, perhaps if she get’s confident with them she may even want to progress with some actual stilts.
The EZ steppers are very easy to use, your child simply has to balance her feet on each of the cups and use the attached cors are then pulled tight to ensure they remain stable as they walk around. They are a fun and physical activity that will help her improve her coordination and balancing skills.
Rainbow Night Light Projector
Kids love rainbows, so it’s a shame they don’t appear that often. But now you no longer have to wait and can have your very own at the flick of a switch. Using LED lights, this rainbow projector emits a beautiful rainbow, which is great for bedtime reading, imaginative play and perhaps even a means to learn about the electromagnetic spectrum.
Sometimes getting kids to sleep can be tough and sometimes all it takes is a distraction to stop their mind from wandering. The rainbow is one such distraction and the calming effect makes it great for winding down before sleep during bedtime stories or to relax as they lay down to sleep.
Scientific Explorer Science Kit
STEM subjects including science are extremely important subjects in the modern world. In fact, the majority of jobs in the approaching decades are predicted to be heavily reliant on skills commonly associated with STEM. Therefore, ensuring your child is active in these fields is more important than ever. Science kits for kits are a great way to foster an interest as they visual and help to simplify often challenging concepts.
The Scientfic Explorer is one of the Best Science Kits for Kids. It contains 20 pieces in total that allow you to carry out a range of safe, fun and engaging experiments that involves things like chemical reactions and using scientific tools. Instructions are included and all the chemicals used are ones that can be found in most household kitchens such as red cabbage powder.
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