Five-year-old boys are at an age where they need toys that are a bit more advanced than toddler toys, but they aren’t quite ready for big kids toys yet. They need toys that will allow them to learn about the world while having fun but that won’t limit them by being too simple.
All of the toys below are made for kids who are about five years old. They toys are geared more towards a boy’s interests, but if your girl is a bit of a tomboy, there’s no reason why she wouldn’t enjoy them too. These toys are advanced enough to keep a five-year-old’s interest while still being easy enough to play with and have a good time.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch
Smart watches are all the rage right now. What kid wouldn’t want his own?
This little watch is made for kids who are from four to seven years old.
It has a little camera in it that not only allows kids to take pictures but they can also alter them by adding fun effects and boarders. It has a voice recorder than can change the sound of their voice to make them sound silly. (That’s always good for a giggle.) It also has four games on it.
Oh, and it tells time too.
Two-year-olds are really just starting to discover the world around them. They want to have fun with their toys, and it’s important that they do so. But it’s nice when their toys can help them learn something about the world too.
All of the toys below were designed for kids who are about two. They’re made to not only be fun but also to be to some degree educational. They can help kids learn coordination and learn their colors. They can even help to inspire creativity.
The items below were all made to keep a child’s attention and keep their minds active. They can move and play and create and have a good time doing it.
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set
Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set
This basketball hoop is for kids who are anywhere from 18 months to five years old. That’s a pretty wide range for a toy. The reason this one can be used with young kids for such a long time is because it’s adjustable. The hoop can be anywhere from two to four feet off the floor. Getting a toy that will take longer for a kid to outgrow saves you a bit of money in the long run.
This toy will help your child develop good motor skills. It can also help him or her develop good sportsmanship if you get two of more kids together to play a game of basketball.
This set comes with a small basketball and a big rim so it’s not too hard for the young ones to play with. This set can be used indoors or outdoors. Also, you can weigh down the base with sand if you feel it needs it.
Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
Toys don’t get much simpler than this. These are nothing more than little pieces of wood. But these pieces of wood can provide great fun for little ones. They can help with a young child’s motor skills since it does require some coordination to stack them up. They teach kids to be creative. Kids can look at these blocks and see a tower or a house of a whole city, but then they have to figure out just how to put it all together to make it perfect.
The set above has 60 pieces of varying shapes and sizes. Each piece is made of solid wood and the set comes with a wooden box for storage. Continue reading
Roar! See the vicious dinosaur on the prowl.
Your kids would have a blast playing with this guy. He balances on his two feet (wheels) and zips around your home. Your kids can control him with the remote.
If they want to see him get really mad, all they have to do is pull his tail. He hates that. He’ll growl, chomp his huge teeth and chase the kids around. If your kids like a more mild mannered dinosaur, this one can also learn to dance. Either way he’s great fun.
The dinosaur is actually rechargeable. He charges through a USB cable. The remote, on the other hand, uses three AAA batteries. This fun dinosaur is great for kids who are five years old or more.
Spirograph Deluxe Design Set
The original Spirograph and other Spirographs have been around for ages. People who are grandparents now played with them when they were little. These things have stood the test of time and they’re still fun.
Granted, the Spirograph toy is a pretty simple toy. You just use a pen to run a little wheel around in circles, but it makes beautiful designs. Kids use their imaginations planning out their Spirograph designs and they end up with lovely artwork that they can be proud of when they’re finished.
The set above has 45 pieces including 29 wheels and two rings, three pens, a guide book and a carrying case. Kids could play with this set for hours and never come up with the same design twice.
Step2 Neat and Tidy II Playhouse
Lets face it. All through childhood we want to be adults. Then when we’re adults, we wonder what were we thinking?
The fact does remain that when we’re little, we do want to be grown-ups. A fun little house like one of these can let your kids pretend that they are grown-ups and they’ll love it. They can decorate and rearrange the furniture. They can cook and maybe they’ll even invite you over for dinner.
A playhouse can stimulate a child’s imagination and get him or her thinking about the future and all of the wonderful things they’ll do when they really are grown.
The playhouse pictured above has working doors and shutters, a fireplace, a clock, a phone and lots of the other things that grown-ups have. There’s a mailbox and a real doorbell. There are even some built in shelves for decorating and displaying anything your kids want.
It features an open design. You can see right through from one side to the other so you can keep an eye on what your kids are up to. Also, it’s plastic and it has drain holes in the floor so it can be played with inside or outside (even if it accidentally gets left in the rain). Continue reading
Disney Frozen Complete Story Playset
Frozen is a great movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out. It’s got great musical numbers for the adults and fun cartoon characters for the kids. It’s guaranteed that everyone in your home will love it.
And what happens when kids really love a movie? Then they’re going to want the toys that go along with it so that they can pretend that they’re a part of the story too.
Here are some adorable Disney Frozen dolls for you to consider. All the characters are here. Your kids will love playing with them and making up new story lines to act out with them. Their imaginations will be stimulated and they’ll have fun.
The set above has all six characters that you see pictured: the two princesses, the prince, Kristoff, Olaf (the snowman) and Sven (the moose).
LEGO 8MP Digital Camera
Having a little camera of their very own can really encourage kids’ creativity. They’ll have a blast learning how to pose things for pictures or what makes for interesting candid pictures. They’ll find all sorts of fun ways to take shots of their toys, the cat, the dog, you.
Having a camera can be educational for them too. They’ll notice things through the lens of their camera that they never noticed before. They’ll find all sorts of plants and bugs and animals that are new to them. They’ll take pictures of these new things and then want to know more about exactly what they are.
And all of the pictures they take will be something of their childhood that they can take into adulthood. There’ll be pictures of pets, their friends, you and themselves that they’ll look at fondly at some point in the future. Having a camera lets a child chronicle their own childhood.
The Lego camera above looks like it’s just a toy, but it’s a real 8 megapixel camera. It doesn’t come apart even though it looks like it would. It’s solid. So there’s no need to worry that your kids will take it apart and not be able to put it back together. But since it does have the little Lego bumps on the top and bottom, your kids can attach other Lego bricks to it. They can build a little Lego hat on top of it or build it into a Lego wall. This camera hold up to 80 pictures. It attaches to your computer via a USB cord so you can help your kids save their pictures after they take them.
Child’s Wooden Toy Chest – Pecan Finish
A wooden toy chest is the perfect thing to keep your child’s toys all in one place. The chest is attractive addition to the furniture in your child’s room and it helps keep the toys from being spread all over the house.
Here are some cute wooden toy chests for you to consider. Whether you want one with a natural finish or a painted one, you’ll find them all here. These are the best deals on wooden toy chests that you’re going to find and there are tons to choose from.
The toy chest pictured is made of solid wood. It’s 33 inches long, 18 inches deep and 24 inches high. It will certainly hold a lot of toys.
Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Microscope And Activity Journal
Learning about the world around them is important for kids. And what better way to learn than with a little microscope of their own. They can gather leaves, twigs, bugs, etc. and look at them with their own microscope. They’ll have fun. They’ll be fascinated. And they’ll learn about how all of the little things in the world fit together and how they work. A toy like this can not only entertain a child but also help them improve their grades in school and their understanding of the world.
The microscope pictured to the left is great for kids who are around 8 to 11 years old. It’s a 40 piece set that includes everything they’ll need to get started with their love of science. The microscope magnifies things from 30x to 400x so they can see all kinds of details. It comes with an activity journal that offers lots of suggestions as to what kids might look at with their microscope. There are also lots of places for taking notes and doing drawings of the microscopic world they’ll discover.