Gifts for 5-Year-Old

Getting fun developmental learning gifts for a 5-year-old child that is educational is a big deal. Here at ebeanstalk we provide the largest selection of developmental, education and fun gifts for children. Find that special gift for 5-year old boys and 5-year old girls at ebeanstalk.

Gift Resource Guide

A Cheat-Sheet for a few of our favorite Gifts for 5 year olds. One of our favorite birthday party ideas are beading kits. They are so versatile through teaching dexterity, creativity and patience. Science kits are becoming more advanced and make a great gifts for 5 year olds (boys or girls) as they learn the world around them. One of the most unique gift ideas are microscopes. And if you're looking for birthday party ideas try and arts and crafts party, where the activity is also the favor. We hope you like our collection of unique gift ideas for 5 year olds.

Your Road-Map for picking the right learning toys for 5 Year Olds:

  1. Target Age: When you are looking at toys, be sure to refer to the Target Age — the age when a child starts to get the most enjoyment.
  2. Developmental Milestones:
    Learn more about 5 Year Olds and the toys that make them grow & learn.
  3. Expert advice: Our Child-Experts matched all our toys, books and games to a child's development.
    Meet Our Child-Experts

What to Expect During the Sixth Year of your Baby’s Life

By Gopi K.Patel MSE.d Special Educator

Six Year Olds are a lot of fun as they begin to really mature. They are truly a more grown-up. They are beginning to be your little buddies. However, everything is done a bit more independently as they begin to branch out. Another reason I love this age is because 6 Year Olds ask tons of questions and want to know everything. Their likes/dislikes are definite.

Gopi's Milestone-Basics:

The typical Six Year Old begins to understand time intervals, the seasons of the year and their functions. They can write their name and phone number, and many one-syllable words. Six Year Olds can write left to write, and sequence numbers 1-20. Children at this age can do basic addition as well. They are easily able to sequence events 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. They are easily able to play games with rules. Sometimes they begin obsessive play (only like things with cars). A 6 Year Old can build elaborately with blocks. Be this age they give threats and can insult others. It's never easy!


Some of Gopi's Favorites:

  1. Alpha Bead Set — A great way for 5 year olds to use their imagination and create something all their own.
  2. Monkey Math — Sometimes learning is not easy and your 5 year old needs a little help. Monkey Math taps into math skills, counting, adding – and it’s fun.
  3. Geosafari Talking Microscope — A super fun way to explore what’s around you and too small to really appreciate. All things big and small!
  4. Amazing Animal Trivia — This develops quick thinking skills, recall and social skills. It’s lots of games in one.
  5. My Super Knot Quilt — Hours of fun...and a beautiful piece of art is created. What a great way to develop a sense of accomplishment and build self-esteem.

How Children Grow & Learn

Before you start clicking for unique gift ideas or birthday party ideas... Do you get a book? A team-game? A multiplayer toy? First, we know how cool technology is with iPhones, iPads, and such. But when it comes down to it, we like to keep gifts for 5 year olds simple. Here are some of the guidelines that our Child-Experts use to help them assign toys, books and games that are right for a Five Year Old. These five year olds have a good sense of humor (that's why we picked lots of funny, role playing games). They have more empathy towards others. Their dexterity is becoming very fine and physically, are becoming better swimmers (sorry, we don't sell pools). From a language standpoint, these guys are using almost 13,000 words and starting to do basic reading. When you roll all this development up, it's why the kids are now in kindergarten, and well on there way to 1st grade. Wow, these kids are growing up so quickly. This makes finding unique gift ideas and creating unique birthday party ideas even more difficult.