Educational toys for 4-5 year olds
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As your little one grows, try different experiences, harder challenges and new activities to increase their mind’s, body’s and social capabilities.
Encourage their curiosity
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.
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 such as whizzing their own vacuum cleaner around, are developing their posture and endurance, so they can cope with a full day of learning.
Squishing, sculpting and moulding. As well as being great fun, modelling dough like Play-doh helps build strength in hand muscles. This helps children with writing and cutting with scissors – essential skills for a 4-5 year old.
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.
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 the story or even make up one of their own!
Boost their confidence. Performing and singing along to their favourite songs is a great way to develop reading, memory and communication skills. Let them find their inner X factor.
Encourage your little buds to grow. Whether you're looking for toys to engage them or for handy presents, here are some of our favourite educational toys for children.