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25 Best Toys for 5-year-old Girls in 2020

Updated 9 April 2020

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One of the best ways to encourage growth and development is for 5 year olds to learn through experience and play. By age 5, your child may start to use full sentences to tell us a story, be able to count to 10 on their own, write some letters or numbers and much more. Why not help them to develop these skills further with the right toy? 1 This list is some of the best toys that promote this development whilst having maximum fun.

1. Important Milestones: Your Child By Five Years. CDC. cdc.gov

1Advanced Play Fairy Garden Kit

This magical garden kit is great for teaching 5 year olds how to nurture plants and help them grow into beautiful flowers. The fairy house plant pot sits upon a toadstool where they plant their seeds. Using the tools provided they can feed and care for their plants. It also includes a fairy garden set so they too can enjoy the floral delights.

What we love

  • Fun and easy
  • Fun to watch grow

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with more soil

2Toyk Aqua Magic Mat

Creativeness is paramount in a child’s development. To maximise this they shouldn’t be concerned with making a mess. This great magic mat lets kids draw whatever they can dream. Using multi colored water pens which fade away in a matter of minutes, so they can doodle all over again with the stencils provided or free hand. No more cleaning up.

What we love

  • No mess
  • Encourages creative play

We dont like this as much

  • Drawing area could be bigger

3Marble Run Set 105 Pcs

Slot the 105 amazing colored sections together to make the ultimate marble run. Using bridges, tunnels, spirals and windmills, there’s countless possibilities to get truly creative. Split up into teams, build your course and race to see who gets to the bottom fastest. This is a great tool to teach engineering fun at a young age.

What we love

  • Good quality
  • Reasonable price

We dont like this as much

  • Instructions had no written directions

4Click N' Play 8 Piece Girls Pretend Play Purse

Now your 5 year old can mimic their elders on days out with this 8 piece pretend purse. Inside the bag is a hairbrush, lipstick, powder mirror, car keys which make realistic unlocking sounds, a credit card to spend money and a cute cell phone with matching pink background. Everything a young professional needs on the go.

What we love

  • Innovative and interactive
  • No mess

We dont like this as much

  • Needs batteries that are not supplied

5The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

Take turns to collect the color coordinated acorns and place them in the tree stumps to save your forest friends and win this enjoyable game. Kids will have to use strategy, fine motor skills and memory to steal the correct acorns. It includes an adorable squirrel, tree stumps, acorns and a spinner.

What we love

  • Educational
  • Works on fine motor skills

We dont like this as much

  • No option for solo play

6Playfoam Combo

This pack of extremely malleable Play foam can be shaped into whatever kids desire. The squishy material never dries out so there’s no mess and no end to the possibilities they can sculpt. With eight different colors to choose from, this will spark creativity and is non toxic for the extra curious kids. 

What we love

  • Lots of fun
  • Great quality

We dont like this as much

  • Hard to shape the foam

7LCD Doodle Board

This modern age version of a doodle pad will put kids straight into the world of technology. Shaped as a cute pink pig, they can use the special pen to draw animals, shapes and their friends. With a click of a button they can wipe their work away and start fresh without using up paper and helping the environment.

What we love

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to hold

We dont like this as much

  • Writing doesn’t come out as bright as in the description

8Disney Princess Travel Suitcase Play Set

A must have for any travelling princess. This suitcase playset contains a passport with travel stickers, a map, sunglasses and fake mp3 player to name a few of the 17 pieces that all fit inside the executive looking suitcase fit for royalty.  Kids will have a blast travelling to any destination with this rolling behind them.

What we love

  • Perfect for travel
  • Super cute

We dont like this as much

  • Easy to catch fingers when shutting

9Ravensburger Five Little Fish

The fun memory game can be played with up to five players. Each player must turn over a lily pad to reveal a color, then use their magnetic fishing rod to collect the fish with the corresponding colored fins. Kids will have to watch closely which color their opponents fish out in case they have to collect the same one.

What we love

  • Motivating and fun
  • Straightforward to understand

We dont like this as much

  • Board can get damaged easily

10Learning Resources Yuckology Slime Science Set

Budding scientists will be making disgusting goo using household items with the Yuckology science set. The kit comes with all the tools needed including a muck mixer, a sludge stirrer and of course, a slime strainer. With instructional cards, this fun chemistry set will have kids interested in the world of science.

What we love

  • The recipes are simple
  • The items are all kid-friendly

We dont like this as much

  • items must be hand washed

11Learning Resources Coding Critters: Ranger & Zip

Venture into the exciting world of coding with Ranger and Zip. This completely screen free fun sees kids completing challenges from the coding book by programming Ranger to perform different games and tasks. He can play hide and seek, fetch the ball and catch Zip riding down the slide. All whilst learning important coding methods.

What we love

  • The animals double up as cute interactive pets
  • It’s a screen-free way to help kids learn

We dont like this as much

  • Needs AAA batteries to power the animals

12Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad

This ultra thin LED drawing pad teaches 5 year olds how to trace drawings using the graphite pencil or 12 colored pencils provided. The pad turns into a shadowbox to allow kids to trace the built in content or download hundreds of additional images online bringing out artistic creativity in your children.

What we love

  • Durable
  • Battery operated rather than mains

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with more supplies

13Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

The Flybar is a great way for kids to have fun whilst exercising. The squishy foam base is perfect for bouncing and makes a squeak on every one so kids can count their progress. The bungee handle bar lets you stretch to any height. The longer it stretches, the bigger the jump.

What we love

  • Easy to use
  • Well made

We dont like this as much

  • Sounds like a dog toy

14Fisher-Price Butterbean's Cafe

This brightly colored cafe comes with a display kitchen, moulds to create yummy desserts and an 11 inch fairy doll to cook for their friends. Kids can use the recipe cards whilst listening to songs and phrases straight from the TV show so they can immerse themselves into Butterbeans Cafe.

What we love

  • Doll is a great size
  • Lots of accessories

We dont like this as much

  • Moulds are tricky to get in the oven

15Kinetic Sand, Bake Shoppe

With 16 tools and moulds in this kit, 5 year olds can make their own confectionary delights, using this unique sensory material which sticks together easily and never dries out. Decorating each one with colorful toppings, they’ll be providing cupcakes for the whole neighbourhood made out of this exciting malleable substance.

What we love

  • Great quality materials
  • Won’t stick to hands

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with more sand

16TOSING Wireless Karaoke Microphone

The fun microphone has a pig’s face painted on it (which even has little ears), will have kids singing to their heart’s content. With a volume control and built in reverb and echo effects, they can recreate all their favourites live from the living room. It also includes a handy earphone socket for when the singing gets a little too much.

What we love

  • High-quality product
  • It’s wireless

We dont like this as much

  • Buttons aren’t always responsive

17Little Live Pets Unicorn

This unicorns magical horn lights up and flashes multiple colors whilst you groom her luscious mane with the hairbrush provided. Feed her the doughnut and she will make eating noises. As you stroke her she’ll nuzzle into you and she also makes trotting noises and dances to her own songs.

What we love

  • Horn lights up rainbow colours
  • Comes with a tiny cupcake!

We dont like this as much

  • Batteries wear fast

18Kids Walkie Talkies

Kids can keep in contact with parents and friends as they go deep into their adventures with a range of 3-5 km and 22 channels to choose from. Both fun and practical for wandering 5 year olds, the bright pink 2 way radios are easy to use, have a display screen for switching channels and also have a built in LED torch.

What we love

  • Good quality materials
  • Good signal range

We dont like this as much

  • Could be rechargeable

19Fisher-Price On-The-Go Wallet

This stylish bag holds credit cards, a flip out car key and a wooden cellular phone with a detailed screen, your kids can mimic their parents when going out shopping with the On The Go Wallet. It also includes a smart watch for checking their messages.

What we love

  • Good quality materials
  • The cell phone is realistic looking

We dont like this as much

  • Velcro on the wallet could be stronger

20Magblock Magnetic Building Blocks

With 103 pieces to choose from, this magnetic building set enables 5 year olds to create monumental structures from towering castles to stately homes. Promoting problem solving and engineering, each project is only bound by the child’s imagination. The brightly colored blocks will have them building for hours.

What we love

  • Promotes creativity
  • Vibrant colors

We dont like this as much

  • Might be difficult for younger kids

21Monobeach Princess Tent

Now your princesses can have their own private castle with this magical pink tent. It has enough room to hold court with all her subjects, net curtains for extra privacy (but not too much) and has star lights to bring that sparkle to their kingdom. The perfect place to make your 5 year old feel like royalty.

What we love

  • Easy to assemble
  • Like a magical hideaway

We dont like this as much

  • Tricky to attach the lights

22The Best Birthday Ever (Disney Frozen)

Based on the hit Disney movie Frozen, this book follows the adventures of Queen Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf as they plan the best birthday ever for Princess Anna. Full of amazing pictures, kids will want to read the story over and over and its travel sized pages means they can take it wherever they go.

What we love

  • Can be added to your “Golden Books” collection
  • Can be suitable for younger kids too

We dont like this as much

  • Could be a longer story

23Crayola Inspiration Art Case Coloring Set

Take creativity on the road with this portable Crayola coloring set. It includes 140 pieces, each with their own nook so nothing falls out of place. With crayons, washable markers, colored pencils and paper, it provides everything a young artist needs when inspiration hits. All in a handy case for easy travel.

What we love

  • Great selection for budding artists
  • Good quality crayons

We dont like this as much

  • Markers can dry out quickly without lids

24Mom and Me Cookbook

Full of cooking tips and techniques, this great book will have your 5 year old cooking dishes with mom every night. With 48 pages of basic recipes, nutritious meal ideas, the colorful picture cookbook is brimming with fun to have in the kitchen whilst learning valuable skills.

What we love

  • Encourages kids to help out
  • Good choice of recipes

We dont like this as much

  • Some recipes are not practical

25VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

This stylish high tech watch has 55 different digital and analog faces that kids can customize. It comes with two cameras which are perfect for video and selfies, which can also be made into fun designs using the watches app. It also includes games which use augmented reality, a step counter and a micro usb cable to upload all the fun onto a computer.

What we love

  • Easy to use
  • Takes pictures

We dont like this as much

  • Could do with more storage

Summary: 25 best toys for five-year-old girls

From high tech gadgets to wooden toys, all these items do a great job of keeping a 5 year old active through learning and playing. Achieving these goals is important to do with both friends and family and alone. Which one of these would most suit your child? Are they a princess, a singer, an artist or all of the above?