Shopping for my five year old son is great fun! He is active and loves to try new things. He loves, cars, cars, and more cars! Trains too! He’s so much easier to shop for than my teenage girls, but I still love finding that perfect gift that lights up his face with excitement. Well, here are some suggestions that may make your holiday season a little more joyous - and his too!
1. LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning System - $64.99 on amazon.com
First on my list of the ten best toys for 5 year old boys this year is the LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning System. It has a touch screen and over 40 games to choose from, as well as expanded learning subjects compared to earlier versions of learning systems. A great technology toy for kids!
2. The Adventures of Scuba Jack DVDs and Curriculum - www.adventuresofscubajack.com
The Adventures of Scuba Jack is a series of educational DVDs for pre-school children that teach concepts necessary to successfully enter Kindergarten. In addition to the DVD series, supporting preschool curriculum is available for parents and educators to download on the Adventures of Scuba Jack website! This curriculum is based upon preschool educational guidelines and has been used and tested within a classroom setting for over 15 years.
3. Spider Man Bike - $89.99 on amazon.com
The bike’s training wheels are great for helping them find a feel for the bike. As soon as he feels comfortable your boy will have you take them off. Even better - it only takes about 30 minutes to put this bike together.
4. Transformers Leader Optimus Prime - $49.99 on amazon.com
5. LeapFrog Tag Reading System - $26.99 on Amazon
6. Stomp Rocket - $15.95 Fat Brain Toys
This toy is sure to bring your son hours of outdoor fun!
7. Razor Rip Rider - $85.61 on Amazon
Razor reinvents the classic three-wheeler of the 1970s with the Rip Rider 360, which replaces the large back two wheels with dual inclined caster reels. The casters allow resistance-free drifting and spinning action, and the freewheel system invites incredible coasting speeds. And the super-cool, steel framed design will make on-lookers dizzy as you spin-out. Designed for riders ages five and older, the Rip Rider will support up to 160 pounds and measures 38 by 24 by 24 inches. Some assembly is required.
8. Stinky the Garbage Truck - 59.99 shop.mattel.com
Stinky is a real working garbage truck brought to life. This toy is interactive and talks, tells jokes, eats, exercises and sings!
9. Matchbox Tri-Level Garage - $45.00 on amazon.com
With three levels of activities, it's always a busy day at the coolest garage around!
10. Fire Station Play Set - $44.99 backtobasicstoys.com
This unique fire engine captivates youngsters and stirs the imagination. Unfold it to uncover an entire play city within. Our Fire Station Playset includes lots of rescue opportunities with 5 mini vehicles, a collapsing bridge, a burning building, a car elevator, a crane, and a high-speed launcher that sends vehicles soaring through a billboard. Action-packed and ready for fun!
The great thing about kids this age is that they like just about anything you give them so it’s really hard to go wrong. But if you take into consideration what you know your child enjoys, your ears could be bleeding from the shrieks of joy just like mine!