When it comes to raising children, it’s safe to say that we want nothing but the best for them. These toys for 5 year old girls and boys will help their development through learning exercises, exploration of new ideas, and character development.
NOTE: Every single one of these toys was tested by Kelsey, all with hands-on video reviews.
Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy Playset
The perfect combination of learning responsibility and snuggling a puppy, Snuggles is a top notch companion.
Fierce Wonder Woman Shield Block Doll
Imbue your child’s playtime with the power of truth, justice, and kick butt martial arts.Wonder Woman is a fine companion for anyone looking for both a role-model and playmate.
Zing Stikbot Studio Pro Toy Figure
Just like Barbie your little onecan try out a bunch of careers by becoming the writer, voice actor, director, and special effects creator of their own mini-movies.
Monster Factory Board Game
Rack up the points for creating kooky cool monsters. This boardgame is perfect for creative young minds and parents exhausted of the classics.
FurReal Fuzz Pets Playful Goldie
This itty bitty puppy comes jammed packed with a whole lot of cuteness. Goldie is a great starter FurReal pet for kids who are begging for one but you’re not sure they’ll get the most out of them.
VTech Doc McStuffins Talk and Trace Clipboard Toy
This is another classic toy meets new tech masterpiece. Your little ones will love learning their letters and playing games with Doc McStuffins on what looks like a traditional magnet pad and sounds like a whole lot of fun.
LeapFrog Count Along Register
Money management doesn’t have to start later in life. This Count Along Register is a highly educational source of fun that teaches numbers and colors.
FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin' Dragon
Torch is a mystical addition to an already warm and loving family. Your little dragon wrangler will love roasting Torch’s marshmallow and snuggling up together.
Barbie Pop-Up Camper Vehicle
Ride and camp in style with Barbie and her pop-up camper that is practically magic.
Paw Patrol Paw Patroller
If your Paw Patrol swag is starting to get all over the place, the Paw Patroller van is for you. It’s got plenty of room for story toys and inspiration for play.
Hape Handyman Go-To-Caddy Wooden Tool Box
Vehicle and puzzle lovers will go nuts and bolts over this Hanyman Tool Box.
Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablet
Finding just the right literature for kids can be a major hassle, but this Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablet makes managing media super easy and secure. Plus, the tablet comes with a year of Amazon Free Time built in and a super durable cover that is great for kids and even clumsy adults.
Hot Wheels Daredevil Derby Playset
As of late, it takes a certain level of being a daredevil to adventure through the world. Get your kids ready for the obstacle course of life with this Hot Wheels playset.
VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set
Kidibeats Kids Drum Set will either keep the rhythm going in your household or inspire your kid to take up another instrument.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Walking Croc and Pirate Hook
The song goes “never smile at a crocodile,” but this toy makes that impossible. Croc and his pirate a wonderful part of the Imaginext series which is super affordable and super fun to buy into.
Learning Resources Puzzle Globe
Your kids make up your whole world, so why not give them this globe that will help them recognize shapes, colors, and the continents?
Magformers 30 Piece Standard Set
Whether you are following a suggestion from the instructions manual or doing more freeform play, this magnetic building set will help teach spatial reasoning. Powerful and colorful, these magnets are a must have.
Kurio Kids Smart Watch
Kurio sets itself apart from other smartwatches by having room for your child’s medical information making it great for kids with allergies and other health issues.
Play-Doh Perfect Twist Ice Cream Playset
Want the whimisical magic of ice cream without the brain freeze? Then this Play-Doh soft serve machine is for you.
DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy
Poppy is the best source of inspiration and hugs for any DreamWorks Trolls fan. Turn any playtime into a party with Poppy the one Troll danceing and singing light show.
Fisher-Price Little People Songs & Sounds Camper
The glow of a campfire and joy of 40 campfire sounds becomes a year round pleasure with this playset. The realistic features don’t stop there as the camper also has animal noises to explore.
Disney Moana Starlight Canoe and Friends
This Moana boat and doll set will put some wind in your sails. The boat’s mechanics already have enough realism to them so make sure that the water your kid is traversing is purely imaginary.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure
Your little ones are the treasure of your lives, but they might not say the same about you once they see this ginormous mountain full of goodies to explore. With tons of possibilities for building and exploring, this set is well worth the time and effort of unboxing it.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Kids love feeling like their adults, so why not bring them in on the Smartwatch fun? Not only does this piece of tech speak for itself, it also comes highly reviewed by many parents.
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
Steam punk fans or not, your whole family will enjoy building a bunch of mechanics together with Learning Resources’ Gears! Gears! Gears!
Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
Do your kids hate smushing up their Play-Doh creations at the end of playtime? Then this combination of classic toy and tech is perfect for immortalizing their colorful pals in a world all their own.
Green Toys Seacopter
Green Toys does it again with this Seacopter fit for sturdy indoor and outdoor play.
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars
Durable and well designed, these Kidnoculars are perfect for backyard and Summer adventures.
Just Like Home Talking Cash Register
This cash register stands out for its real life feel and sleek design. With both a cash register and calculator mode, this toy will grow along with your kids’ math skills.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Deluxe Car Carrier
Made for little hands with big curiosity, this “smart” Car Carrier and Carson the Cool Convertible will be an instant favorite with any car lover.
Just Play Lion Guard Training Lair Playset
Throw some Disney Plus on the screen or put the Lion King soundtrack on repeat, it’s time to explore the lore of Priderock. This playset based on the TV spinoff Lion Guard is perfect for encouraging teamwork and creativity.
Vtech Twinkle the Magical Unicorn
For a plastic unicorn, Twinkle has quite a gallop to her. Her and Fairy Princess Prisma are sure to bring the magic of music and friendship into your household.
WowWee COJI The Coding Robot Toy
With tons of games and puzzles, coding COJI will give your kiddo lessons that last and a pal for life.
Kidoozie Musical Blooming Garden
Sow the seeds of musicalityh with the numerous modes of this multifunction toy.
Osmo Coding Game
The Osmo starter pack is also on this list, but if you’re looking to level up your child’s play this coding game is for you. It will teach them the basics of putting certain commands in specific patterns.
Little People Surprise and Sounds Home
Keep your kids entertained and feeling at home wherever you go with this Little People dollhouse.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship
Every kid deserves to feel like a fearless adventurer and this multifaceted pirate ship will do just that.
LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System
Chock full of entertainment and learning, LeapFrog definitely stands out for it’s compactness and travel friendly functions.
Lego Duplo Truck and Tracked Excavator
Putting these Lego bricks together is only half the fun as the Truck and Excavator are durable sources of endless fun.
John Deere Monster Treads Flippers Boar Combine Vehicle
Teach toughness and imaginative play with this duel action vehicle with powerful treads.
Educational Insights Dino Construction Company Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader
There’s nothing wrong with getting down and dirty and this dinosaur shaped construction vehicle is just the incentive your kids need to get outside.
Frozen Northern Lights Elsa Doll
This one of a kind Elsa doll will make your little one feel like a magical princess in her own right as she uses the magic snowflake to control the Northern Lights.
Paw Patrol, Lights and Sounds Air Patroller Plane
This Paw Patrol Air Patroller will have you wondering if actual aerenotics experts designed the toy. It comes complete with a cargo hold and exciting sound effects for high flying adventures.
Matchbox Elite Rescue Squid Marine Boat
Versatility is greatly appreciated by kids and parents alike and that’s exactly what this Matchbox Elite Rescue Squit Marine Boat has. Just by the length of its name you can tell that it’s got limitless possibilities for creative play and even some educational moments if your kids like marine creatures.
Educational Insights Design & Drill Brightworks
Ever try to drill a light up screw into a musical board? This fascinating toy encourages creativity and hands on play.
Paw Patrol Treat Time Marshall
Treat Time Marshall comes with four different settings for four times the fun. When your child feeds Marshall a treat he helps them recognize the letters written on them.
LeapFrog Leaping Letters
Remember the game Perfection? Well this toy is exactly like that except with the Alphabet and a little more grace for younger ages.The best part is that it can be played with simply as a puzzle or using the popping mechanism.
Fisher-Price Little People Going Camping Playset
The Great Outdoors” might not be a phrase you’d think of when you think of Little People Playsets, but that’s exactly where their camping set brings them.
Kidoozie Cool Rockin’ Guitar Musical Toy
Much moe than bells and whistles, the Kidoozie Cool Rockin’ Guitar will make your little one feel like the rockstar you know they are.
Nabi Jr. Kids Tablet
Built specifically for children and created by Android, this tablet is perfect for the anti-Apple family craving an educational piece of tech for their youngsters.
VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix
Whether they’re a model in front of the camera or a photographic artist behind it, your little one will spend hours documenting everything they can with this camera.
Imaginext Mega Mouth Shark
Crocodiles not your style? Are sharks more up your alley? Then this Imaginext addition to their pirate collection is for you .
Nerf Nitro DuelFury Demolition
This toy is not your typical Nerf gun. With or without the obstacle course pieces, your little one will love jettisoning foam cars around the room but don’t worry the launchers must be flat on the ground to shoot.
Daron Doody Head Game
Give the gift of giggles with this game all about becoming the best doody catcher.
FurReal Friends Bootsie
Bring the joy of a kitten into the house without the hassle of shedding, litter boxes, and claw marks in your furniture. Bootsie will keep your kids busy and happy with her realistic noises and nuzzles.
Vtech Bizzy Mix and Move Robot
Critical thinking skills and dancing in one colorful robot. Multiple settings means multiple hours of learning and fun.
B. Woofer Guitar
Dog shaped guitar with huge amounts of interactivity? Bet you those words have never been strung together (pun intended) into one sentence.
AquaBeads Beginners Studio Playset
Crafty kids will sometimes feel like they’ve completed every possible project. If your little one is bored with their crafting time, this AquaBead creation studio will get them inspired and be tons of family fun.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Robo Batcave
The best thing about Batman is his gadgets and this Imaginext Robo Batcave has plenty of those.
Coding and computers don’t have to be an “adult” thing. Start your little one off early with this Code-a-pillar that will bob and weave however your little one wants.
Doctor Dreadful Alien Autopsy
Goop, gore, and gummy are all the words you need to explain this Alien Autopsy kit. Save this toy for a rainy day as your kids will want to do every edible experiment in the box.
Little Live Pets Surprise Chick House
A break out success, this little chick is sure to warm your heart. The insturctions for hatching this chick need to be followed exactly, so make sure to set aside family time to meet your newest addition.
Melissa & Doug Service Station Parking Garage
The classic aesthetic is back everywhere you look and this Parking Garage set is no exception. You’ll love the simple and sleek look and your little one will love flexing her imaginative play muscles.
Batman Unlimited Ultimate Bat-Mech Figure
Have a Bat-tastic time showing your little one that they don’t need to have powers to fight crime with this multifunction Bat-Mech.
Paw Patrol Paw Terrain Vehicle
Accompany Ryder on all sorts of Paw Patrol missions with this vehicle that comes with plenty of animals to rescue.
Barbie & Her Sisters Dancin’ Fun Horse and Doll
Barbie has been a lot of things during her career, but she’s never stopped being a horse enthusiast. Have fun watching Barbie, her sister, and their horse dance to some good ‘ol country music.
Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Activity Kit
Designing stellar superhero fashion is a feat on par leaping tall buildings witha single bound or any other superhero action. This cape design kit will spark endless inspiration and rock solid self-confidence in your superheroine.
Osmo Starter Kit
Osmo is the perfect blend of tech and physical toy that will keep the young minds in your household mesmerized by learning.
Hasbro Egged On Game
Roulette games are exciting activities for this age group. There’s no strategy to it and everyone has equal chances to get “egged” by the plastic eggs that can hold water, shaving cream, or any other ingredient you may want to use.
My Little Pony Baby Flurry Heart
Like many other series of our childhoods, My Little Pony’s popularity is soaring high once again. You’ll enjoy watching your baby take care of their own baby Flurry Heart.
LeapFrog Epic Kids Tablet
LeapFrog get’s a sleek make-over in its Android-based tablet. The bumper case will make sure that the tablet survives your kid’s younger ages so they can enjoy using it for years to come.
FurReal Friends Flurry My Baby Snow Leopard
Blast the AC and channel those catlike reflexes to take care of Flurry the snow leapord. Like any pet or baby she’s always on the move and ready for cuddles.
Kinetic Sand Sandbox and Molds
Bring the excitement of the beach to your child and the peace of knowing you have an easy clean up to yourself with this kinetic sand kit. The molds included are perfect for families craving a beach trip but stuck at home for whatever reason.
Green Toys Car Carrier Vehicle Set
Who said recycled plastic wasn’t as good as the original? Not Green Toys and their car carrier vehicle set.
Make and Decorate Your Own Piggy Bank
The best part of making your own money is choosing what to spend it on so why not be able to choose what your piggy bank looks like? Your kids will love decorating their one of a kind bank for their one of a kind dreams.
Green Toys Fire Station Playset
Green Toys dedication to the environment means less opening hassle and more moral satisfaction. This Fire Station set is classically entertaining and perfect for nurturing civic responsibility in a lot of ways.
Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall
If Marshall is your family’s favorite Paw Patrol member, then you’ll get a real kick out of this toy zooming around. He comes with 150+ effects and non stop can-do attitude.
Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo
Elmo’s newest incarnation gets a tech savy makeover and comes with over 130 interactions when combined with his new app. Make sure to download the app and activate the toy before introducing him to your child (otherwise things might get awkward).
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Greetings Globe
An educated mind is an open mind and this Greetings Globe will truly open up the whole world to your child by giving them the power of a polite “hello.