Best Toys For 5 Year Olds
At age five, your child has settled into school and is able to clearly express themselves. 5 year olds know what they want, which can make buying a present a little bit easier!
Your little one is becoming more independent, communicating effectively, and starting to think critically, so finding toys for 5 year olds that develop these further is ideal.
The best toys for 5 year olds depend upon the child, so opt for toys that engage their interests and nurture their cognitive development. Explore the top toys for 5 year old boys and girls below!
Makedo - Discover
Best for Cardboard Art
Makedo is a fantastic cardboard construction toy that makes the perfect toy for 5 year old boys. Use the Makedo Discover kids tool set to safely saw, screw and connect cardboard together. The Safe-Saws have a steel blade with no sharp edges for easy cardboard cutting; the Scrus connect up to three layers of cardboard via the Scru-Driver; and the Fold-Roller helps little hands to sculpt cardboard like a pro.
Best for Mobility and Exercise
Didicar is a unique self-propelled ride on toy. With no pedals, motors, batteries or greasy chains needed, kids only have to turn the steering wheel from left to right to get going! It works best when used on flat surfaces either indoors or outdoors. The ideal way to get kids exercising and improving their balance and coordination. The fiery red shade is the perfect gift for a 5 year old boy or girl, too!
Tiger Tribe Foil Art Set
Best for Creativity
Artistic little hands can create magnificent intergalactic creations such as astronauts, rockets, planets and more with this Foil Art - Space Adventures set. Kids need to grab one of the included foil sheets, rub the foil onto the adhesive section, and voila - a shiny out of this work artwork appears. Comes in a lightweight compact box, so is ideal for travelling or when on the go.
King George's Castle
Best for Pretend Play
Who's the King of the castle? Home to King George, our impressive wooden castle features a working drawbridge, balconies and doors - there's even a secret door so that the knights can sneak out without being seen by the enemy! Keep the enemies out by closing the drawbridge, and remove the red or blue flag depending on who has claimed the castle. A great way to develop storytelling skills, build vocabulary and develop dexterity.
Table Top Theatre
Best for Role Play
Put on a show for your friends and family with our Table Top Theatre. It's big enough for kids to be able to sit behind the stage, but small enough to sit on top of a table. Comes with red silky curtains and a chalkboard to inform spectators of the next showtime. Encourages solo and group roleplay as well as creativity. Add some finger puppets for more fun!
Best for Dino Lovers
Go back in time to the Jurassic era with our Dinosaur Island. This complete Dinosaur Playset includes 8 dinosaurs, a nest and two eggs, a waterfall and a freestanding tree. Hide behind the waterfall, climb the volcano or balance on the rocky ledges... but watch out for the lava! A fascinating, educational playtime is guaranteed with this complete prehistoric playset.
Noah's Ark Puzzle
Best for Hand/Eye Coordination
This 48 piece Noah's Ark floor puzzle features a brightly detailed picture full of big creatures, flapping birds and more. The traditional ark scene gives children plenty to talk about - what noise do the zebras make? How many tigers are there? Where's Noah?
Best for Mindfulness
Tiger Tribe's Crayon Adventures - Beach colour set is perfect for little hands to get creative. The six stackable silk crayons twist apart for easy mixing and matching. Best of all, the crayons are non-toxic, water-soluble and odourless, so are easy to wipe off surfaces if there's an accident. Included is a 36-page activity book as well as five colour sticker sheets.
Purple Flying Disc
Best for Catching
Made from food-grade eco-friendly silicone, our Lavender Purple frisbee whizzes through the air. It can be rolled, flexed and bounced back into shape without any creases. It can be easily squashed into beach bags, suitcases and even back pockets. A perfect excuse to head outdoors to the garden, park or beach for some flying fun. Available in 10 other shades.
Where To Buy Toys For 5 Year Olds
Bigjigs Toys has a fantastic range of quality toys and gifts for 5 year olds. Need some help choosing the perfect gift?