Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds

Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds


Kids playing with plastic blocks on the floor.

When buying gifts for 5-year-olds, sometimes going back to the basics is what they all need. By age 5, your child should speak in simple sentences, count beyond 10, and recognize most shapes, letters, and numbers.1 Their gross and fine motor skills have grown to a point where they need more challenge.2 Imagination skills thrive at this age, and self-care and independence are essential.1,2

Purchasing toys that help our 5-year-olds feel like big kids and model the behavior we are trying to teach is also helpful. I have rounded up my top picks of the best gifts for 5-year-olds to help foster these exciting developmental milestones!

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