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The Best Montessori Toys for 5 Year Olds

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The best kids’ gifts inspire the imagination and keep kids interested and engaged. That’s exactly what you get with this Ultimate guide to Montessori Toys for 5 Year Olds. You’ll find favorite toys that last through the years and kids still enjoy them. Toys that easily become special tools for your child’s development. We know that Maria Montessori didn’t really make toys but these are Montessori inspired toys that we feel she would have loved too.

You’ll find  Montessori gifts here that every 5 year old will love. Whether you have an explorer, engineer, nature lover or the next top chef, we hope you enjoy these hands-on toy ideas as much as we do.

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Montessori Toys for 5 Year Olds

I do want to say that even though I am sharing these wonderful toy ideas, I am by no means saying children need all of these. We inspire to live simply in our home and picking things for our kids is important to us. We like toys that have multiple purposes and last for several years. Today I am sharing some of those favorites with you.

 

eeBoo I Never Forget a Face Matching Game

The 24 smiling faces of children from countries all over the world are fun and sometimes challenging to match in this exciting memory game for kids.

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Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt, and Roll Clay Play Set

Children can play with playdough, slime, and putty for hours if they have the right tools to keep them excited. We love Playdough tools!

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Child-Size Conga Drum

This beautifully crafted Conga Drum is an authentic instrument of Congolese origin that will inspire children to create their own rhythms or play along with a recording.

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Ribbon Wand

Bells loves these ribbon wands. They make dancing and playing with rainbow colors twirling around. Enjoy the flowing streams of color overhead or on your side.

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Scooter Boards

This durable scooter board is made to last through years of play and movement. Great for gross motor skills and lots of fun.

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Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

A great step up from the “My First Microscope” This Talking Microscope is The ONLY talking microscope with over 100 facts and features the voice of wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin! It also has 20 Slides, each with three3 four-color photo-quality images, for a total of 60 images.

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Cool Science Kits 

Find super cool Science kits, Slime, STEM and more at Steve Spangler Science.

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Color the Earth

Let your child’s imagination sweep through the ends of the Earth, from the North Pole to Antarctica and everything in between. Bring color to the continents, label the seas, and find other creative ways to make your mark on the world.

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VIAHART Brain Flakes

Boys and Girls Love Brain Flakes! They are a great STEM toy. Your kids will learn Spatial Thinking and Engineering. Enjoy hours of play and tons of awesome creations!

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PicassoTiles

Magnetic Tiles encourage creativity. Plus, they are fun and entertaining. The perfect educational toy for children that will never go out of style.

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Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot Award Winning Game for Kids

Hoot Owl Hoot is a color-coded cooperative matching game with two play levels, so it’s great for several years. Children learn simple strategy and social development skills while having fun. Learning Resources Sum Swamp is another great game for this age.

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Backyard Safari Cargo Vest

My boys always loved their Safari Vests for playing in the yard. They have enough pockets and rings to carry all of your essential field gear for exploring nature.

 

KidStir 

Explore, Cook, and Have fun together as a family. Spark a love of good foods while educating children on science, nutrition and more.


Curious Chef  Cooking Set 

Everything a young chef needs for cooking. These safe kitchen tools will allow your child to help in the kitchen anytime.

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More of The Best Toys for Kids

Homemade Slime Kit 

A Fun Science Adventure with a Homemade Slime Kit. Your kids can explore science and chemistry while learning vital STEM concepts.

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Super Magnet Lab Kit

Kids Love this Magnet Set. The Large pieces make it easy to handle for smaller hands and increase successful experimentation, while also improving fine motor skills

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit

You can raise your very own Painted Lady Butterflies – then set them free when they are ready. We do this every spring, and the kids still enjoy it.

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Little Passports

Give your kids the chance to explore the world from home if you aren’t able to travel often. Little Passports is great for age 5+ (my 11-year-old still loves it every month) Early Explorers is for Ages 3-6, discover a new world theme each month, like Oceans, Music & Dinosaurs.

We love Little Passports! See a few of our adventures with Little Passports here and here.

Paint

Let them paint and create with your favorite watercolors and washable paints.

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Water Beads

So much fun for kids and adults plus, a delightful sensory experience. You can see how we’ve used these fun water beads here.

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Books for Kids

The Most Magnificent ThingA Small Blue WhaleIt's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control PanelBig Words for Little GeniusesNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)Uni the UnicornThose Darn Squirrels!The Julia Rothman Collection: Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Food Anatomy

What do Montessori Toys for 5 year olds look like in your house? Does your child have favorites we could add to our list? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.

 

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