If you’re looking for educational toys for a 5 or 6 year old, I’ve got you covered. Whether your kids love science, building things, arts & crafts, robots, coding, math or puzzles, here are some great toys for kids to learn while they play.
Science Toys For Kids…
Kids will get to create working electronic circuits, learning the basics of how switches and circuits work.
Match the animals to their tracks while playing Concentration, Bingo, and guess the tracks games.
Kids will get to unearth 8 crystals.
Option to get live caterpillars sent right away, or a voucher to redeem for live caterpillars once the weather is warmer.
Looking for more nature exploration gift ideas?
Engineering Toys for Kids that Love to Build…
137 piece building set with 6 different vehicle options with activities to build math skills (multiplication, fractions, area, volume, and tangram logic puzzles)
LEGO – a classic – is always a sure winner! This 1124 piece kit is the next LEGO kit my 6 year old is wishing for, even tho the age on the box for this set is 8+.
For more age appropriate gifts for 5 & 6 year old girls, I don’t think you could go wrong with most of the LEGO Friends kits. My very girly daughter is quite into this line of LEGO.
The sky is the limit with what a child and their imagination can create with 200 wood planks.
For dads, here’s a gift guide for dads to buy their daughters.
Toys to introduce kids to robots and coding…
Using a smart phone or tablet, kids will learn to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, react to their voice, and more. Kids will have a lot of fun learning to code with this real robot.
Kids will build their own mazes and then program the mouse to get the cheese.
A motorized, reconfigurable robot toy with instructions for kids to build 7 different pet-themed creations that will move.
Toys For Kids Who Love Art…
Comes with rainbow coloured yarn, and instructions for kids to make 4 wool projects, like a wool bag and a scarf. They can also use the loom to make 3 different tapestries with included materials or they can design one of their own.
This is so cool! If you have an apple iPad, and a child of pretty much any age, you’ll want to at least check out Osmo. The art component is my favourite, but there are also spelling games, physics, coding, tangram puzzles, and math. An educational toy where the digital world collides with the real world.
Math & Logic Toys for Kids…
Wooden puzzle game with over 500 challenges.
Helps kids practice addition & subtraction up to 12. With no elaborate set-up, it’s portable, and easy to pull out whenever there’s a few minutes to spare.
An Addition & Subtraction Math Game for Kids.