By age five, your child will have made even more progress in their physical development, and especially in their fine motor skills. All the practice in the early years really starts to pay off! Your five year old now starts kindergarten, where (sadly) they will be required to sit for long periods of time, and focus on the teacher, as well as follow instructions. After school, though, is where you can fit all the fun, running around and play they need. Choose toys that are social, that they can play with family and friends, and also toys that encourage daydreaming and dramatic play. You will know by now what our child is interested in, and can follow their interests when it comes to toys.

Here are some toys I would recommend for that age, grouped by learning outcomes: