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When you are consider buying a gift for a five year old girl, keep in mind her development level, cognitive growth, and physical abilities. Try to buy gifts that will help her further develop her language use; sensory and small motor skills with development toys and interactive sets. These are always great gifts for any upcoming holiday season.

Parents constantly question whether their children are developing at the right pace and if there is something that they can do to help. If you decide that your little girl needs help with development, you should gift her something that will aid her such as the toys I’ve listed below. Remember that most children develop very differently, but there are several milestones that are meant to act as guidelines and as strict criteria as they grow.

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Pediatricians highly recommend gifting toys and other gadgets that encourage girls to express their thoughts in fairly simple sentences that are at least 5 to 7 words long. It’s also recommended to give your five year old girl toys that have them carry out instructions where they have to follow a series of commands.

Also, games and puzzles that teach children that some words have different meanings can be very useful; they should also be able to use these words to express some sort of humor or storytelling.

 

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Top Picks and Why – Full Review

1. Razor Kick Scooter

Gift your child an exciting riding experience with a Razor Scooter! This original and sturdy scooter is made of high-grade aircraft aluminum and 98 mm inline-style urethane wheels.

 

 

 

The T-tube design is patented for its great design and durability while the deck design easily folds to give way for easy transport. Moreover, the urethane wheels come with ABEC 5 bearings and the back fender break enables quick stops.

The whole scooter only weighs 3 kgs and can be easily carried by your daughter wherever she goes, including up and down the stairs. The original Razor scooter was first presented to children and the public in 2000, since then it has become one of the most talked-about toys and riding accessory of all-time.

What We Liked
  • Durable, aircraft aluminium frame
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • Unique folding design
  • High-quality urethane wheels
  • Can be accessorized with handlebar streamers and decals
What We Didn't Like
  • The wheels are too skinny, so hitting a rock can cause a bad accident with your kiddo.
  • Some parts are very hard to assemble

2. Instecho Original 150 Piece Educational Building Blocks

A great set for girls that enjoy playing with building blocks and enjoy using their creativity to come up with new and interesting objects. You could use this set to spend quality time with your 5-year old daughter and help her learn how to use the blocks to build new things.

Furthermore, the set aids the development of hand-to-eye coordination, small motor skills, critical thinking and most importantly problem-solving.

Overall, the set carries enough building block for several children to play together. Hence, you could gift this set for her to use when her friends come over to play.

These blocks were specifically designed for children so they do not contain harmful or toxic components, including heavy metals such as lead or mercury traces. In addition, to creating safe products, the company aims at creating useful items that will stimulate and encourage thinking, planning, natural creativity, and fun.

What We Liked
  • Set contains all the essential pieces
  • No batteries required
  • Trains hand-eye coordination
  • Improves motor skills
  • Encourages creativity and imagination
  • Chemical-free plastic
What We Didn't Like
  • No instruction booklet
  • Some items can be missing from the package
  • Small pieces can cause potential harm if swallowed

3. Hyper Toss Action Game

Hyper Toss Action Game is an electronic version of a traditional catch ball game that will test your little girls for speed, creativity, and interactivity. This gift will stimulate her to run, jump, and skip- what more can you ask for in a gift for an active 5-year-old girl? 

 

 

Your girl can play with you or her friends and race to beat them in catching the softball as quickly as possible in one of the colorful cups that come with the package.

The game offers four different modes and a fast-paced, active game is bound to be the next best hit with kids in your neighborhood.  Moreover, this toy offers several modes that can be used to train short-term memory as with the Memory Toss Mode.

Plus, the Super Toss Mode will encourage your 5-year-old daughter to play as fast as she can, thereby, significantly training her eye-hand coordination and motor skills.

What We Liked
  • Great outdoor or indoor activity
  • Encourages team building and team playing
  • Helps develop motor skills and speed
  • Several modes
  • Batteries included
What We Didn't Like
  • Suitable to be played by one person at a time only
  • Replacement balls cannot be bought separately
  • Batteries die quickly
  • Parents have reported that often this toy is delivered broken

4. The Orb Factory Stick and Style Clutch

The Style Clutch by Orb Factory, is a brilliant idea that was provided by a daughter of one of the employees at the Orb Factory. The inside of the clutch contains hundreds of different jewels that vary in color and size.

Your daughter will massively improve her coordination and concentration skills as she will sort out the jewels and mix and match them by glueing them onto the purse.

Mothers have reported their children being deep in thought and process with this set. Plus, girls adore accessories, especially purses. Double that with the next best thing they adore, jewels, and you have the perfect gift for a 5-year-old girl for Christmas.

Furthermore, the jewels come in sticky mosaic lines that are easy to peel from when needed. Otherwise, they can be stored for as long as needed without getting damaged or lost.

The clutch itself can be used to store other accessories such as girl’s bracelets, earrings, hair clips and so much more.

The jewels have an adhesive lining on them, so all that is required of your girl is to just peel and transfer the jewels, no glue sticks or other items are required. Plus, parents can pair this set with other sets in the collection.

What We Liked
  • Fun, affordable set
  • Encourages concentration and coordination
  • No glue stick or other items required
What We Didn't Like
  • Jewels fall off after some time
  • Jewels can be hard to peel off from adhesive line
  • One-off gift as the purse can be designed only once
  • Clutch is fairly small at 5 – 8 inches only

5. Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit

The Kahootz Fashion Plates Deluxe Kit features colored pencils, twenty sheets of sheer paper, two sketching crayons and fifteen fashion plates with holders, drawing tablet, a plastic carrying case and a detailed instruction booklet.

The instruction booklet comes with lots of illustrations and pictures to help girls with ideas and plate making. This kit will help her develop precise planning, sketching, and role-playing regardless of whether she will use the kit on her own or with her friends.

What We Liked
  • Packaging contains all the needed stationery
  • Will develop imagination and role-playing
  • Affordable
What We Didn't Like
  • Some crayons arrived broken in half
  • Long shipping
  • Hard to find resupplies

6. Enchantments Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box

A beautiful, musical jewellery box that comes with four drawers and intricate floral design that will suit any room decor.

The jewellery box has one large drawer in the middle that can be used to store larger accessories such as bangles, chains, and necklaces.

The one in the back contains a padded section that can be used to store earrings and rings. Plus, there are two small drawers on the sides for extra storage. Once the lid is opened, a pretty and small ballerina appears on stage in the middle. Once the key is turned, a sweet tune of Swan Lake starts playing and the ballerina begins to dance.

This musical jewelry box is part of the Enchantments Ballet Collection, so you can confidently go ahead and pair it with other items from the collection.

What We Liked
  • The illustration on the box is vibrant and very accurate
  • An intricate floral pattern adorns the pastel pink box
  • Enough drawers for plenty of storage
  • Soft, Swan Lake tune plays when the lid is opened
  • Drawers are draped in velvet-like fabric
What We Didn't Like
  • Batteries must be changed frequently
  • Only has one tune  and you cannot turn it off

7. 4M Crochet Making Kit

A perfect crochet set that includes two hooks for crocheting, a safe plastic needle and seven different colors of yarn. The set is designed to contain enough materials to create a medium-sized kids coaster, a small handbag, and a belt or placemat.

For parents who do not know crocheting themselves, the manufacturer has included a clear instruction booklet that contains lots of pictures. Mothers can also match this kit with several others that come in the collection such as weaving, knitting or cross stitching.

What We Liked
  • The kit contains everything that is needed
  • Made from safe materials
  • Crocheting hook is made from plastic
  • Enough materials to make three items
  • Teaches valuable life skills
What We Didn't Like
  • The patterns shown in the guidebook are hard to follow for beginners
  • Set contains only seven colors of yarn

8. Creativity For Kids Sparkling Hair Kit

A great set for girls who like all things fashionistas do, especially if your little girl likes braiding hair. The set allows little 6-year-old girls to design unique and stylish hairclips with ribbons and bows.

Plus, they can design stylish headbands with rhinestones and feathers or cute hair clips with glitters and gemstones.

This kit helps develop essential life skills such as sketching, sewing, and styling. Furthermore, the set aids the development of hand-to-eye coordination, small motor skills, critical thinking and most importantly problem-solving.

Overall, the set carries enough supplies for six various headbands and four hair clips. Your daughter can have hours of fun braiding hair with her peers or classmates at her sleepover bash.

Also, 5-year-old girls can design headpieces to match their outfits or other accessories. Also, you can use other decoration-worthy items that are lying around the house such as sequin flakes, stickers or dry flowers.

What We Liked
  • Set contains all the essentials
  • No batteries required
  • Trains hand-eye coordination
What We Didn't Like
  • No instruction booklet
  • Some items can be missing from the package

9. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX-Purple

Smartwatch for girls that enjoy intellectual games and activities. This VTech watch offers three different activities plus five challenging games that will stimulate thinking and age-appropriate critical problem solving.

 

 

 Plus, you can teach your 5-year-old girl to take pictures of memorable moments with this updated smartwatch. The memory has been boosted to accommodate more photos while the voice recorder can aid kids to practice singing or storytelling.

Furthermore, the VTech smartwatch has additional features such as an alarm clock, a timer and a fun game.

What We Liked
  • Cheap
  • Has plenty of activities and games
  • Helps promote memory skills
What We Didn't Like
  • The battery quickly dies and needs frequent replacing
  • Not waterproof
  • Limited hand band size

10. LeapFrog Portable Kids Laptop in Pink Color

LeapFrog Kids Laptop can be pre-customized to display your child’s name when it is turned. It is made of durable safe plastic that has been designed to withstand all the wear and tear that comes with young kids playing around.

This kids laptop can be really useful for pre-school age children as it will teach them to spell their names, read the alphabet and count to twenty. Additionally, children can send and receive pretend emails with their friends thereby developing imagination and role-playing.

LeapFrog Kids Laptop also comes with pre-programmed nursery rhymes and songs that you can use to encourage your 5-year-old daughter to dance and sing. Furthermore, customers who have already purchased this laptop unit have reported the batteries lasting for at least a few months.

Another point worth mentioning is that the laptop is made from chemical-free plastic hence it does not contain BPA, polymers or heavy metals. However, you would need to be careful when cleaning so as to not get it very wet.

What We Liked
  • Chemical free plastic body
  • Lots of games, songs and activities
  • Batteries last a few months
What We Didn't Like
  • Available only in the English language
  • The display can sometimes malfunction

Conclusion

5-year-old girls are full of contradictions, she has her one foot firmly still in the big-kid world of laughter, fun, and silliness. On the other hand, she has her other foot in a pool of insecurities that arise when children transition from toddlers to bigger kids. These insecurities mainly arise from children not having mom and dad around the clock for constant emotional and sometimes physical support.

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It is important to look for gifts that will stimulate running, jumping and throwing because at this stage, children need all the physical activity they can get as most of their time is spent at home sitting on a couch and watching movies or playing video games. In fact, the latest research and studies have shown that physical activity is the number one activity that develops and maintains cognitive function in young children.

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In conclusion, I would recommend looking for gifts that will help develop fine motor skills and coordination such as writing understandable letters, drawing comprehensive pictures and knitting or sewing. These activities will help 5-year-old girls improve their accuracy with tools such as scissors, markers and masking tapes. Plus, they will get better at tying their hair bows, shoelaces or buttoning up their shirt.

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A lot of the toys in this article come from various toy collections, hence if your gift becomes a hit with your little girl, you could go ahead and gift her other ones toys from the same collections. In the end, she could have a collection she would be proud of.

 

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