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 […]
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.
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 […]
If you want to make huge bubbles, and we mean HUGE, the Bubble Thing ($10) is for you. The Bubble Thing wand has a flexible fabric loop that opens and closes to make all sizes and shapes of bubbles. Expect bubbles as large as 10 feet, or even bigger. Be sure to get a bottle […]
From Pacific Play Tents, the ‘Find Me’ Multi Color 6 Foot tunnel ($30) is made of durable, flame-retardant 70 Denier nylon. With the sturdy spring steel construction, children can hide, crawl, and play without concern of durability. Simple to collapse and store with the attached Velcro ties, and springs into shape when ready to play.
Kids love singing along to catchy, toe-tapping songs, and would love to do so with Here Comes Science ($15) audio CD from They Might Be Giants. Songs like “Science Is Real” and “Why Does the Sun Really Shine?” introduce the concepts of science, the scientific method, and being inquisitive about the world they live in, […]
The world’s best-loved children’s magazine, Highlights ($35/yr), can be delivered to your door monthly. Kids love reading, thinking and learning with a wide variety of stories, puzzles, crafts, games and activities. Goofus only reads Highlights magazine at his pediatrician’s waiting room, while Gallant has subscribed to his own personal copy. If your children like getting […]
If you thought your three-wheeler was fun back in the day, then you will love its successor – the Razor RipRider 360 ($85). Kids pedal to get speed with oversized front wheel (flat-free tire), and brake to drift on the back dual casters. The spinning thrill gets kids hooked, with others quick to yell “let […]