Considered the preschool version of the classic card game Uno, Uno Moo ($15) Uno Moo is a fun farm animal spin on an old favorite. By matching pieces by type (various farm animals) or color, kids learn to categorize a piece in two different ways, and try to be the first to get rid of […]
Age Range: 5-7
Kids that are five to seven years old are at a very exciting age. Five year olds have just started school, and beginning to read for themselves as opposed to only having been read to. Books at the appropriate reading level would be a great gift for a five-year-old, six-year-old, or seven-year-old.
Kids at this age are becoming more self-sufficient, and so are brushing their own teeth, taking baths on their own, and getting dressed by themselves. They are drawing and doing other fun art projects. They can participate in more team sports and have an increase in motor skills, including dexterity in throwing smaller balls. Five to seven-year olds have huge leaps in language skills, in the ability to tell time, and tell other measurements. Children at this age are now able to start playing more board games, and doing more advanced puzzles.
Below are some gift ideas that are good for the five-year-old to seven-year-old age range.
If you are looking for a good quality gift for a five- to seven-year-old, the Quadrilla Vertigo Marble Railway ($124) wooden marble run is dizzying fun. The Vertigo set, like the other Quadrilla sets, provides a collection of interchangeable pieces for creating marble runs in many configurations. Kids will enjoy assembling marble paths from the […]
Kids love making music, and when you are ready to let them unleash their inner rocker, try the durable Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard ($50). Younger kids will like the microphone and playing with the tempo of built-in sounds, while older ones will like using the recording feature to play back their own riffs. […]
Whether you are familiar or a fan of the popular Jake and the Neverland Pirates show on the Disney Channel, being able to play along with Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky ($45) is be fun for any kid. Little ones can fire water-ball projectiles from the spring-loaded cannon, or engage with the Tick Tock Croc […]
The fun starts as high as you can reach. With the Wall Coaster Extreme Stunt Set ($25) marble run, kids can let the imaginations roll, building tracks consisting of zig-zags, change-ups, coasters, and catchers. Unlike a floor-based stacking marble run, this is a wall marble run, where pieces adhere to the wall using reusable adhesive. […]
Summers are great for sprinklers and water toys, and one of the most fun-looking water tables is the Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark ($31). With plenty of different moving things to keep kids moving from one station to the next, or playing with a friend. Drop balls down the giant spiral, watching them go round […]
Kids of all ages can collaborate creatively when playing eeBoo Obstacles ($17), one of few children’s board games whose gameplay is actually fun for the grown-ups, too. Players collaborate to use their tools in imaginative ways to overcome hazards and barriers. It’s a simple game that whose reward comes from the cooperation and communication with […]
For kids that love music and playing in bath, the Alex Water Flute ($11) brings a bit of music education into the mix. Fill the different color flutes to pre-marked levels to get specific tones, then play along with the included waterproof song sheets, or let the kids come up with their own tunes. Might […]