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32 Educational Toys and Learning Games Your 5 Year Old Will Love

When kids reach that awkward age when they will just be starting school, parents seek out toys that are not just fun but also educational. This handy list will provide you with a comprehensive range of toys for 5 year olds that are challenging but also stimulating and that cover everyone’s budget.

educational toys for 5 year olds

Osmo Coding Awbie Game

Osmo Coding Awbie Game

This award winning game is an ideal toy for 5 year olds and will introduce them to basic coding such as loops, logic and problem solving skills. Described as like LEGO for coding, this game requires you to have the Osmo base for play and works with various iPhones and iPads.

Prices Vary


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Pattern Blocks Set

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Pattern Blocks Set

Simple is often the best form of play and learning, and this classic shape building toy comes with a sturdy wooden board and 120 magnets in a variety of geometric shapes and colors. There are 6 double sided cards and a large magnetic surface where you can design your own.

$14.39


Construction Engineering Building Blocks

Construction Engineering Building Blocks

This colorful set has a massive 75% more pieces than similar sets meaning up to 6 kids can play at a time. The toy supports STEM education by encouraging your child to learn through play as they build cars, animals and robots with the non-toxic pieces which can be stored in the accompanying box.

$29.95


Shifu Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Based Globe

Shifu Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Based Globe

This colorful globe, when combined with the downloadable app, will take your child on a dynamic and varied tour of the world, introducing them to other cultures and lives. By making learning fun and interactive, this toy will entertain and educate at the same time, starting them on the road to becoming global citizens.

$49.99


The Learning Journey Match It! 3 Letter Words

The Learning Journey Match It! 3 Letter Words

This bright collection of puzzle pieces are aimed at ages 4 and up and will introduce them to 3 letter words. With only correct pieces fitting together, kids will quickly pick up spelling and picture recognition of each word, boosting their confidence and capacity for new words.

$11.99


Educational Insights Robot Face Race

Educational Insights Robot Face Race

Robot Face Race will stretch your child’s capacity as they search through the various robot parts trying to match the various heads. The game comes with 120 different robot heads, a robot randomizer and 20 robot scoring tokens. Ideal for non-readers and those who speak other languages.

$15.20


Easy Addition Fun-to-Know Puzzles

Easy Addition Fun-to-Know Puzzles

This fun addition game will help kids to learn basic addition and also how to overcome real life math situations. With smart photos on the front and numbers on the back, the cards can be used 2 ways and there are 15 calculations amongst the 45 pieces.

$10.69


Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid

Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid

The Light Up Terrarium kit illuminates at night and will introduce kids to wildlife close up. The built in innovative LED light is rechargeable by way of a USB cable and will irradiate the terrarium in a way that has to be seen to be believed. Let them see nature grow before their eyes.

$24.99

LeapFrog Scribble and Write

LeapFrog Scribble and Write

This nifty gadget will encourage your children to write as they trace the 26 letters of the alphabet and numbers up to 10. There’s an easy grip stylus and improved writing accuracy feedback which means your child will feel what they write is what the device reads. Suitable for ages 3 and up.

$21.99


Melissa & Doug See & Spell Wooden Educational Toy

Melissa & Doug See & Spell Wooden Educational Toy

This clever pack of wooden spelling boards is designed to develop sight reading, vocabulary, spelling, and fine motor skills. There are over 50 wooden letters to fit into 8 double sided cut-out boards to spell 3 or 4 letter words. Complete with a compact wooden storage case.

$14.54


The Learning Journey Match It! Memory

The Learning Journey Match It! Memory

This fun game will be a boost to their mathematics skills and will also improve their short term retention. By matching the sum to the answer , your child will learn to focus on the task at hand while they play, and will have their self-esteem grown when they successfully match the cards.

$12.99


Osmo Genius Kit

Osmo Genius Kit

Osmo Genius is an ideal toy for 5 year olds and is actually 5 games in one that will transform your iPad into a hands on learning tool. By encouraging visual thinking, problem solving, maths and spelling, this award winning game will stimulate your child to achieve their very best.

$88.88


Educational Insights Sprout & Grow Window

Educational Insights Sprout & Grow Window

This visual method of growing plants will encourage and teach any potential botanists amongst your children. Including bean and seed packets, this set also has a journal for recording observations and step by step instructions for those who are breaking new ground by simply growing something.

$20.49

VTech Little Apps Tablet

VTech Little Apps Tablet

Your child will feel like they have a proper grown up device when they get hold of this baby tablet with a color screen, letter buttons and a piano keyboard. The interactive toy teaches letters, counting, number order and matching using the 12 learning activities provided, each with progressive learning levels.

$22.62


LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet

This delightful Leapfrog tablet has high performance Wi-Fi, a powerful quad-core processor and utilizes a shatterproof 5 inch screen. With “Leapsearch”, the tablet’s own search engine on board, it will only serve up age appropriate videos and strong parent tools let you fine tune and control what your child is able to access.

Prices Vary


LeapFrog Mr. Pencil's Scribble & Write

LeapFrog Mr. Pencil's Scribble & Write

This Leapfrog toy lets children explore 6 activities that introduce writing, drawing, and spelling using the colorful character Mr. Pencil. When a child has success at an activity, the screen comes alive with cute animations which will encourage them to come back time and again to improve their abilities.

$17.59


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker

Tying up shoes can be a skill that’s hard to master but with this excellent game, they’ll find it a fun activity. Suitable for 3 years and up, this game will encourage independence and fine motor skills, and will have them ready to tackle other daily tasks with a bolder outlook.

$9.49


Lewo Wooden Magnetic Maze

Lewo Wooden Magnetic Maze

This terrific 3in1 toy includes a bead maze puzzle, a dry erase easel board and a jigsaw puzzle. There’s 2 magnetic pens as well as a dry erase pen in this set which stimulates a child’s awareness of spatial relations and of grasping and holding skills.

Prices Vary


Make Your Own 3D Dollhouse

Make Your Own 3D Dollhouse

Kids love dollhouses but imagine how much they will love the one they build themselves. Arriving flat packed, this dollhouse has to be assembled by your child using the 51 supplied pieces and the pictographic included. The house requires no glue or scissors to complete and is simply slotted together using the given numbers.

Prices Vary


Compact Binoculars

Compact Binoculars

These binoculars are not simply a toy for kids but are the real deal with added safety features to protect smaller hands. There’s soft rubber surrounding the eyepieces, and an extra coating around the lens to protect it when dropped. The durable binoculars can withstand most shocks and have a non-slip grip.

Prices Vary


Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Book

Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Book

Kids will love this clever set of paper cutting projects kept in this handy book which has 20 pre-printed activity pages. Plastic safety scissors are included to encourage proper form when cutting out the varied selection of activities, including mazes, puzzles, sequencing activities, animal art and much more.

$5.99


Osmo Coding Jam Game

Osmo Coding Jam Game

Get your child coding with this Osmo game that challenges your kids to create and layer melodies, drum beats and much more. By placing unique Coding blocks into sequences, patterns, and subroutines, and then twisting and turning, they’ll have their own music hit on their hands.

Prices Vary


Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. Talking Microscope

Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. Talking Microscope

Encourage your child into science with this terrific toy for a 5 year old. Featuring the voice of Bindi Irwin from Australia Zoo, there are 60 gorgeous, full-color slide images for your child to study along with 100 facts and quiz questions. The device is also multi-lingual, speaking in English, Spanish, French and German.

$72.42


SainSmart Jr. Wooden Tetris Puzzle

SainSmart Jr. Wooden Tetris Puzzle

This brain teaser toy will get your child’s mind working as they are drawn to the colorful wooden building blocks. The blocks are made from natural maple with non-toxic paints and are very lightweight for small hands. With 40 pieces, the puzzle will frustrate and challenge a child for many days to come.

Prices Vary


Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set

Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set

This box of fun puzzles are designed to get your kids stimulated and thinking. On each card are whimsical activities which include picture puzzles, maths challenges, tongue-twisters, mazes and vocabulary builders. With 120 cards in each set and multiple questions or activities on each, this set will keep them busy.

$10.62


VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

This clever device is more than an electronic scribble pad for kids. They’ll learn about their letters with animations demonstrating the correct stroke order for uppercase and lowercase letters. With customization, your kids will grow to love their own doodler and its helpful varied assistance as they learn to write..

$19.88


Wooden Dominos Blocks Set

Wooden Dominos Blocks Set

Set them up and then knock them down. From out of one of the simplest games ever invented, grew this fantastic hobby that kids will love. These dominoes are made out of basswood and have non-toxic paint, but are also durable as your kids set them up time and time again.

$12.99


Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope

This first telescope is ideal for 5 year old kids and is easy to use showing objects over 100 feet away. The 10x magnification is spot on for toddlers and it has a built-in diagonal mirror, lens cap and tripod for table top viewing. See their eyes on the stars with this exciting telescope.

Prices Vary


Oregon Scientific Smart Globe Discovery

Oregon Scientific Smart Globe Discovery

Let kids learn all about our world with this globe that actually speaks to them and plays countries’ national anthems. There are also 19 games on board which will teach your kids about the different areas in our world. An AR app brings the SmartGlobe to life with animals and dinosaurs.

$89.99


Make Your Own Princess Castle 3D Puzzle Play Set

Make Your Own Princess Castle 3D Puzzle Play Set

What better way to get them a fairy-tale castle than to let them build one for themselves. This pack comes flat and can be built without the need for scissors or glue. With 84 pieces to put together, this castle will provide a challenge but also a great play piece once completed.

$18.97


Melissa & Doug Abacus

Melissa & Doug Abacus

This classic abacus is ideal for kids beginning with maths and who need to visualize as they count. Movement of the brightly colored beads will develop counting and fine motor skills, and this abacus comes with 8 great extension activities to further develop your child’s ability.

$12.71


Kids Worm Farm Observation Kit with Live Worms

Kids Worm Farm Observation Kit with Live Worms

Kids love nature and this nifty little worm observation set is an ideal starter toy for 5 year olds. The set comes with live worms, green sand to help observation of soil mixing, a magnifying glass, water dropper, grass seed and other items as well as easy instructions.

$24.85

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