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Educational toys for 4-5 year olds

Great games and ideas to drive their development further.

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Educational toys for 4-5 year olds.

As your little one grows, try different experiences, harder challenges and new activities to increase their mind’s, body’s and social capabilities.

Brain development

Encourage their curiousity

Your child will have a strong understanding of everyday things such as money, food or travel. Their memory is expanding and their attention extending as they become excited and motivated to learn new things.

Activities to try...

Three kids playing a board game.

Board games and puzzles

With so many different themes and challenges, games are a fun way for little ones to learn about rules, turn taking, teamwork and patience.

STEM toys

STEM toys

Introduce them to key subjects such as science, technology, engineering and maths. There's a huge variety of activities, helping to prepare them for school.

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Electronic toys

Think phones, smart watches, games and laptops, all designed to help children solve problems, figure out tasks and complete challenges.

Physical development

Fine & gross motor skills

Smaller muscle skills such as getting dressed, fastening buttons and holding a pencil are helping your child prepare for school. Whilst gross motor skills, are developing their posture and endurance, so they can cope with a full day of learning.

Activities to try...

Skill boards.

Skill boards

These are a fun and easy way for kids to practice directions, movements and life skills such as zips, buttons and tying up laces.

Craft sets

Craft sets

Stock up on beads, paints, Play-Doh and more, and let them use their hands and imaginations to get creative with arts and crafts.

Sports

Sports

Whether they want to develop a hobby or try something new, try toys that’ll help them run, jump, skip, catch…anything to wear them out.

Social skills

Communication & friendship

By now, friendships are built around similar interests, especially as their knowledge is constantly developing. They'll be interested in group activities – building on their awareness of rules and turn-taking as well as emotions and empathy. 

Activities to try...

Story stones

Story stones

Paint different pictures from their favourite story, onto clean dry pebbles. Use as many as you need for characters and objects. Allow your child to retell it, or even make up their own.

Read a book

Read a book

With so many classic characters and exciting imaginative worlds to explore, they’ll want to dive into their favourite bedtime books, night after night.

Sing some karaoke

Sing some karaoke

Singing along to their favourite songs is a great way to develop their reading skills, memory and confidence – let them find their inner X factor.

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