At this stage in a girl’s life, she receives so many gifts that it is difficult to come up with fresh ideas and find stuff that she doesn’t already have. Also, we all know that kids grow up and out of their toys faster than you can say ‘building blocks’. Therefore, you might constantly have a feeling that you’re not keeping up with what your little girl thinks is fun or mentally engaging. It’s time for that feeling to go away because we’re here to help.
We’ve made a list of the most popular and highest rated toys on the market when it comes to this particular age and gender, so just relax and take your pick!
- 1 Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
- 1.1 Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
- 1.2 IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA
- 1.3 KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture
- 1.4 LEGO Disney Princess Jasmine's Exotic Palace
- 1.5 Mermaid Tail Blanket for Kids
- 1.6 Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike
- 1.7 Disney Frozen Elsa Girl's Plastic Time Teacher Watch
- 1.8 Osmo Genius Kit
- 1.9 LeapFrog Number Lovin' Oven
- 1.10 World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game
- 1.11 Smart Watch for Kids with Digital Camera Games
- 1.12 ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready Set Paste
- 1.13 Melissa & Doug Deluxe Collection Wooden Bead Set
- 1.14 My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper For Kids
- 2 How to Choose the Best toy for a Five Year Old Girl?
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 Conclusion
Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls
Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
For a 5 year old girl, one of the most important things to learn is how to write numbers and letters, as well as draw different geometric shapes. Your little girl may or may not already have some experience with this, but whatever the case, the Light-Up Tracing Pad from Crayola will be a useful and fun learning tool.
As the name suggests, it is basically a backlit LED screen which allows your kid to trace letters and images with ease. You can also download pictures for free, so there is a virtually infinite pool of ideas at her disposal. Once she is done tracing, it is up to her to use her imagination and add her own ‘spin’ to the original picture, by using crayons, stickers and other materials.
This gift will wake up the artist within your child, encouraging creativity as well as working on her fine motor skills and dexterity.
- Drawing pencils included
- Portable and lightweight
- Doesn’t work as well in brightly lit rooms or outside
- Batteries not included
IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA
If you are looking for something to boost your little girl’s brain function and cognitive performance, you don’t need to look any further than the IQ Challenge. This set, containing a metal chain-link puzzle, 5 puzzle balls and a puzzle cube, reminiscent of a Rubik’s cube, is definitely going to give your kid more than a few head-scratching moments. It goes without saying that the safest and highest quality materials were used in the creation of the puzzles, so there’s absolutely no need to worry about injury or other health-related issues.
Obviously, this toy set is meant for cognitive development and improving brain capabilities, namely problem solving, reasoning and last, but by no means least, patience. There is no bigger confidence boost than solving a difficult puzzle on your own, and with this toy, your little girl will learn that. This realization, combined with the aforementioned benefits, is sure to give her a head-start in school and life in general.
- Cognitive development
- Easy to use – difficult to solve
- 7 toys in 1 set
- May be frustrating at first
- Instructions not included in the box
KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture
One of the safest bets when it comes to presents for little girls is definitely a doll house. But this isn’t just any old doll house, this one is quite special. Your girl’s dolls will get to enjoy a life of luxury in this home which has 5 detailed and carefully decorated rooms spread over three floors. It includes a patio as well as 17 different pieces of furniture for the various rooms in the house, including a bedroom, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room and a bathroom.
Another plus when it comes to this kind of toy is that it encourages not only social play but imaginative role-playing as well. This will give your child’s imagination and social skills a great boost on top of giving her a better understanding of home living.
- Great for imagination and creative thinking
- High ceilings allow many different types of dolls to be used
- Bad instruction manual
LEGO Disney Princess Jasmine's Exotic Palace
This early 90’s throwback set is a great opportunity for your little girl to learn more about the Disney animated movies you grew up with. Princess Jasmine, from the animated classic ‘Alladin’, is definitely one of the most famous and beloved heroes of our generation, and she can be your girl’s hero too. Just like any other Lego set, this one will spur creativity in your child as she builds the amazing residence of the young princess. Jasmine’s pet tiger – Rajah is also included in the set, along with the princess herself.
Every little girl dreams of being a princess and with Jasmine’s Exotic Palace by LEGO, your girl can live out that dream. It goes without saying that this toy will be great for her imagination and creative thinking, as well as fine motor skills and coordination. Let your little girl experience a whole new world!
- Great for imagination and creativity
- High-quality LEGO pieces
- Small parts
- Relatively small set
Mermaid Tail Blanket for Kids
If you like to buy unique gifts that no one else has thought of, look no further. No matter what, this gift is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind, and as we’ve explained before, that is a rare commodity in gifts for little girls. The mermaid blanket is handmade using the warmest and softest yarn around and it is incredibly comfortable. It also comes in several different maritime colors, so you can make sure to pick your girl’s favorite. It is also practical, since you can machine-wash, as well as tumble-dry it.
But wait, there’s more! As a gift, the seller will send you a free mermaid necklace which your child can combine with the blanket for special occasions, such as birthday pajama parties and sleepovers. You really can’t go wrong with this one, as it is guaranteed to make your little girl feel beautiful, comfortable and warm, and that’s really all you can ask for.
- Includes a free gift
- Safe for machine washing and tumble drying
- Not as thick as the photos might suggest
- Free necklace not very durable
Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike
This retro style tricycle is a great choice for your 5 year old girl’s first set of wheels. The tricycle’s low steel frame has an easy step-through design, and its bucket seat has an opening on the back for easy carrying. By twisting the knob underneath the seat, it can be easily adjusted to five different positions for your growing child.
The Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike has many safety features, such as texture grips, rubber inlay on the pedals, air-filled tires for a smoother ride and fenders on the tires to keep debris off your little one. For a stylish touch, the Roadster Trike has a bell and retro streamers on the handlebars and a handcrafted genuine wood deck, complete with a genuine Schwinn logo. With this amazing, high-quality tricycle, your little girl will be triking around in no time.
- Lifetime warranty
- Cool retro design
- Metal frame
- The paint and decals might scratch off quickly
Disney Frozen Elsa Girl's Plastic Time Teacher Watch
This great watch is the best and most simple method for your little girl to learn how to tell time. This is a concept that children struggle with on a daily basis, so giving your kid a head start in this regard can go a long way. This genius product works wonders by simply having the hands on the watch different colored, as well as labeled ‘hour’ and ‘minute’, combined with the fact that the watch has both hour markings going from 1 – 12, as well as minute markings on the outer rim, divided into 5 minute intervals. All the numbers are large and clearly marked so there is never any confusion as to what the hands are pointing at.
You will be surprised at how quickly your child will be able to successfully tell time, without any hassle or delay. The watch is also water resistant up to 99 ft and comes with a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer.
- Japanese Quartz system
- Water and scratch resistant
- Plastic buckle
Osmo Genius Kit
This is a really interesting and modern product. Basically, it is a set of learning apps for the iPad, but the way you interact with the apps is not through the touch-screen but using actual objects and placing them on the table in front of the iPad.
The kit includes a mirror that attaches to the front-facing camera and reflects whatever is placed on the table, allowing the app to recognize drawings, letters or any objects depending on the app that is being used. It comes with 5 apps and some objects to be used with them, such as number tiles and dice for the Numbers app, letter tiles for the Words app, and different-colored shapes for the app called Tangram. The other 2 apps – Masterpiece and Newton, interact with normal art supplies and everyday objects.
The Osmo Genius Kit is a great way to combine screen-time with physical objects and a great way for your kid to do some actual learning.
- Great for visual thinking, problem solving and creativity
- Fun modern technology
- No duplicates for the tiles in the box
LeapFrog Number Lovin' Oven
Feeling big is a huge part of play and that means engaging in kid versions of adult activities. With that in mind, there are few activities as engaging for a 5 year old girl as cooking play. The Number Lovin’ Oven from LeapFrog will let her pretend to bake as she gets an early introduction to numbers. This 16 piece play set takes three AAA batteries which are included for ‘try-me’ purposes. The slider has 5 different settings that introduce kids to the concept of temperature and numbers, and there are songs that are activated by pushing the chef’s hat button on the front.
The songs and sounds just encourage engagement, rather than telling the kid how to play with the toy, so the play is all about discovery and experimentation, which is ideal for this age. Learning is experiential and it happens organically in the context of the activity.
- 16 piece set
- Batteries included
- Realistic sounds
- Repetitive songs
World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game
This is the perfect board game, not just for your 5 year old girl, but for your own game nights and parties. The first thing that is going to impress you is the sheer size of the board itself, as well as the wonderful pictures and illustrations. Your little girl and her friends will have massive amounts of fun with it, and if you ever get tired of the usual grown-up board games, like Game of Life, Risk, and Monopoly, you can jump into the action and spend some quality time with your kid.
When you open the box you will be left wondering how all of this stuff actually fits into the relatively small box it comes in. The pack includes a huge board, divided into several pieces, 6 figures with stands, a spinner, some cards and plastic rings as well as an hourglass timer. This is a great way to have some social fun, away from screens and electronics.
- Disney theme
- Fun game
- Old-school social fun
- Some pieces might easily get lost or swallowed by small children
Smart Watch for Kids with Digital Camera Games
Sporting a 1.5-inch full-color touch screen, this smartwatch from YNCTE would be a great surprise for your little girl. It has many great functions, such as a built-in camera, various fun games, an alarm clock complete with a timer, a calendar, as well as a calculator. The games included are quite fun and pretty challenging, so they are guaranteed to give your little girl a few head-scratching moments, which is obviously great, as it will help develop her problem solving and logical skills, as well as hand-eye coordination.
There is also a parental lock function, allowing you to limit the amount of time your child can spend using the various functions of the watch, as well as a pedometer to show you how active your child was throughout the day by counting her steps. The manufacturer provides a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the product within 30 days, so this is pretty much a no-brainer.
- Huge screen
- Fun and educational
- Money-back guarantee
- Build quality doesn’t seem that great
ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready Set Paste
With the Ready Set Paste activity kit by ALEX toys, your little girl can learn to paste and make art projects. This kit is filled with fun shapes made of paper, like a cow, scarecrow, butterfly and more for her to decorate. She can use the paper shapes and decorations from the box to personalize her crafts, then use the chunky glue stick to put it all together.
Your kid will be able to see where she’s applying the purple glue, and once it’s positioned, it will dry clear and hold firm. Inside you’ll find tissue paper squares, crinkle paper, buttons, googly eyes and easy step-by-step picture instructions with no reading required. Your 5 year old can just follow along to create eight amazing crafts and each of the projects comes individually packaged so she is ready to start when she opens the kit.
This set will help develop skills and confidence to succeed in school while exposing your kid to a positive educational experience.
- The glue is purple when wet, clear when dry
- Great for creativity
- No backup pieces
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Collection Wooden Bead Set
This set lets kids 4 and up design, all kinds of bracelets, necklaces or anklets, to wear on special occasions or all year long. It comes with more than 340 wooden beads and 12 colorful cords. So to start, your little girl will have to measure how much cord she’s going to need and cut.
The rest of the steps, such as how to secure a clasp at the end, are shown on the picture instructions on the back of the package. Each cord end is covered in plastic so it’s not difficult for younger kids to string the beads onto the cord. In the end, she can just connect the clasps at the ends to complete her new beautiful piece of jewelry.
This is a fun and creative activity that will appeal to kids who have an interest in designing jewelry, and it’s a great bonding activity as well if you wish to take part.
- Variety of shapes and colors
- 340+ beads
- Handy packaging and easy to follow instructions
- Small parts – choking hazard
My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper For Kids
This clever toy was made by the same manufacturer who created the first pogo stick many years ago, and it’s an upgrade of the original design. The big piece of foam at the bottom, combined with a stretchy cord in place of the original firm stick, makes this item not only really fun but very easy to use for kids of any age. The foam box has a squeaker inside to keep track of every jump, which your little girl will probably enjoy immensely, though we are not quite sure how much you will love it.
The jumper has a maximum weight of up to 250 lbs, so if you feel like trying it out yourself, you can. Even though it doesn’t get much simpler than this in terms of design, this particular toy is great for improving your kid’s physical strength and endurance, as well as providing a great exercise in general coordination and balance.
- 250-pound maximum weight
- Great for indoor use as well as outdoors
- The squeaker can become annoying after a while
How to Choose the Best toy for a Five Year Old Girl?
Look for toys that help her learn and develop
One of the most important things to understand when buying a toy for a 5 year old girl is that playing is still her way of learning, and to help her grow and learn, you need to make sure she has the right toys for the job; toys that make her think her way through a problem or puzzle. At this stage, she is a little explorer, and she gets a lot of satisfaction solving things on her own. By now she is very self-aware and understands how unique she really is. This, coupled with her booming imagination, makes for a great recipe for role-playing which will help build her language and social skills.
Feel free to be a little selfish
One of the best ways to help your child develop her social skills is to get involved with what she is doing. This means you may want to pick a toy that yourself and other members of your family find interesting and engaging. Nothing is better than board games when it comes to boosting memory skills, counting, and most importantly self-control. In addition to that, these types of games can help your little girl develop her social intelligence and awareness, as well as giving her a great boost when it comes to language skills. Make sure to lead by example and don’t be a sore loser!
Get something that will keep her moving
If you encourage your little girl to play outside, you will help her develop an understanding and appreciation of nature and give her an opportunity to learn more about life’s simple pleasures. You’ve probably noticed that as your little girl grows older, she becomes increasingly obsessed with electronic gadgets, games and basically anything with a screen. This can be countered with a careful choice of outdoor toys which will make her want to leave the tablet alone for a few hours. Obviously, physical exercise comes with a plethora of advantages, not the least of which is the fact she will be using lots of energy, which means she will sleep better.
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Just like with any other age, choosing a gift or toy for a 5 year old girl is no different than choosing other things in her life, such as meals, clothes or activities. Her interests, safety and of course development must be taken into consideration. At this stage of her life, your little girl has already developed some skills, and now it is up to you, and the toys she plays with, to help her advance those skills to new levels. Things like mental and cognitive awareness, dexterity and even physical strength can play a vital role going forward.
Imagination and creativity are peaking at this stage of a girl’s development. At his age, problem-solving abilities are developing faster than ever before, and it is important to stimulate that development by allowing them to use their imagination to solve problems, thereby igniting their passion for learning. Other cognitive skills, like anticipation and critical thinking, are also important as they begin their formal education in the form of preschool, and social awareness becomes indispensable since this is a time when they tend to socialize more than ever before.
You’ve probably already noticed that your little girl is very active at this stage of her life both inside and outside of the house and that every location provides an interesting challenge and learning experience. She wants to see everything, climb everywhere and crawl into every space. Toys that include physical activity will help her develop her motor skills, coordination and strength, which can make a huge difference when trying to climb all those places we mentioned earlier. Also, as her strength and coordination grow, so will her self-confidence, and she will be able to perform better in school sports activities when the time comes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my daughter quickly loses interest in her toys?
As children get older, their interests and needs change. The best way to prevent your daughter growing out of her toys is to find stuff that will grow with her. Toys that provide developmental functions are usually a great choice because they will provide your daughter with fun and challenging play while at the same time stimulating her growing brain. Alternatively, you could opt for a toy that is meant for children that are a little bit older than your little girl. Just don’t go too high, since it may cause frustration.
What toys would be best for an autistic child?
Every kid is different, and the same applies to autistic children. Just because one autistic child enjoys a particular toy doesn’t mean that they all will. In order to really know which toys will be best for your child, you need to spend time with her and try to understand her. What kind of reactions does she have to different types of stimuli? Once you have a clearer understanding of your little girl’s unique sensibilities, you can decide which type of toy would work best. To avoid overstimulation, it’s generally best to start with toys that are meant for a single activity.
Do the toys need to fit her age and gender specifically?
Of course not. As we mentioned before, you should be able to judge what your child is capable of as well as what she is interested in and make your choice depending on that. If there’s a toy that she loves and has lots of fun with, it doesn’t really matter if the toy says it’s meant for a younger or older child. That being said, age guidelines are there for a reason, and usually much care and research has been put into creating a toy that will specifically cater to the needs of a particular age.
Toys are, and always will be the best tools for children to use when growing and learning. Therefore, picking the right toy for a 5 year old girl may seem like a daunting task, especially in today’s fast-paced world where it’s difficult to find time to explore and evaluate every toy on the market. That is why we make it our mission to find the best deals for you and give you the ability to focus on the other aspects of raising your child. The toys on this list have been thoroughly researched and reviewed, with the opinions of other parents taken into consideration as well, so you can be confident that whichever you pick, you will be making the right choice.