When kids are in this age group, they’ve already reached a pivotal time in their lives. They’re now old enough to understand and follow rules (and probably won’t) but young enough to still need guidance and supervision. Their interests are also changing, as they become more independent and start to explore the world around them.
This is why finding the right toys for 5 to 7-year-olds can be tricky, making it a fine balance between finding something that will keep them entertained and engaged, but while also being developmentally appropriate. So where do you start?
Below, our toybox experts have compiled a list of our favourite options from across our shelves, whether you're looking for something educational or just something to keep them happy and smiling.
KidzLabs Bubble Science
Who doesn’t love bubbles?
Watch as your little ones experiment endlessly with the KidzLabs Bubble Science set, featuring a wand and plenty of ways to make magic happen.
Expect them to be preoccupied for hours of fun exploring the many wonders of bubbles; they'll be amazed at the different ways they can make shapes and movements as they work their wand and experiment along the way.
Oh, and did we mention you can even freeze the bubbles themselves?
Silverlit Biopod Cyberpunk In Motion
The Silverlit Biopod Cyberpunk In Motion is the perfect toy for 5 to 7-year-olds who are inquisitive by nature and intrigued by anything that moves and makes a sound.
As an electronic creature that walks, roars and makes plenty of noise, the Silverlit Biopod unveils a bot that jumps into life from its very own mega pod. There are also six models to collect, so your little one can enjoy building up their army as they go.
Featuring LED glowing eyes, plenty of sound effects, gesture control, moveable limbs and walking functionalities, there’s plenty to love about this one.
We couldn’t leave this one off our list. Perfect for all interests, genders and ages, scented markers are a great way to add some extra fun to art time for kids. But they even have some added benefits as well.
For example, scented markets are not only an entertaining way for kids to express themselves, but they can also help them learn and remember. In fact, studies have shown that children who use these kinds of markers are more likely to recall what they have learned.
Finally, scented markers are just plain fun! They can help kids explore their creativity and make art that smells as good as it looks.
Squishmallows are one of the hottest toys on the market and have been that way for a bit of time now. And given they’re not going anywhere anytime soon, it might just be time to snatch some up for your own 5 to 7-year-old.
These cuddly characters are made from super-soft marshmallow-like material, and they're just waiting to be hugged and loved. With over a dozen to collect, each with its own unique personality, these toys are bound to be a hit in your household.
As an added bonus, they’re machine-washable – and that’s always a win.