Five year olds are off to school, thinking about reading, writing, playing and making friends.
Safety is still important – be careful of bicycles and similar toys unless the child has a safe place to use them away from traffic and other hazards.
Suggestions: Five year olds can handle more advanced construction sets, cut-out paper dolls, hand and finger puppets. Extend art into modelling clay, stencils, paints and paint books. Imaginative play can be solo or involve friends. Outdoor activities include sandpits, flying kites, helping in the garden and some sports equipment. Indoor play can involve battery operated trains and other toys. Extend five year olds with more demanding board and card games.
5th Birthday Gift Ideas
- Toy Universe Australian owned and run business delivers big brand and unique toys, games and puzzles for children from birth to teenage years, Australia-wide, NZ and USA from Sydney. See their
- Gifts Australia – massive range of gifts for all ages. Based in Sydney, delivers Australia wide. Check out their
- Coolthings – Lots of cool novelty gifts for all ages and great for prizes as well as gifts – see their gifts for children. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping.