Toys and gifts for 4 & 5 year olds

Toys and gifts for 4 & 5 year olds
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Find great Christmas gifts for 4-year olds and 5-year olds with Learning Resources. We’ve hand-picked a choice of fun Christmas presents for kids that will give your child the gift of learning. From the cute Coding Critters family of robot pets to binoculars that let children hear what they see outdoors, get ready to unwrap these gift ideas for kids aged 4 and 5.

Coding Critters (Ages 4+)

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set (Ages 4+)

Space Mission: Nonsense Words (Ages 4+)

Gears! Gears! Gears! Robots in Motion (Ages 5+)

GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme (Ages 5+)

1. Coding Critters (Ages 4+)

When looking for toys for 4 year old boys and girls, the award-winning Coding Critters™ range is an ideal introduction to early STEM and coding skills for this age group.  There are four adorable sets: puppies Ranger & Zip, cats Scamper & Sneaker, dinosaurs Rumble & Bumble, and bunnies Bopper, Hip & Hop.

Each set comes with a full colour coding story and playset. Children play out the story using the playset and learn early coding skills including step-logic and problem-solving along the way.

The Coding Critters characters are easy to use. Children simply press the directional arrows on Ranger, Scamper, Rumble or Bopper’s backs, activate and watch them go! Or press their noses for a few seconds to switch them to play mode where they run around or sing a silly song.

The Coding Critters are also ideal for creative play and kids can add more friends to their Coding Critters collection. Check out new Pair-a-Pets puppies Hunter & Scout, dinosaurs Romper & Flaps, kittens Pouncer & Pearl, and bunnies Fluffy & Buffy. Each comes with a storybook with a new coding adventure.

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set (Ages 4+)

Developed to teach early STEM and coding skills through screen-free play, Code & Go® Robot Mouse Activity Set is ideal for children aged 4-10. This coding activity set offers a basic introduction to step coding and logic through hands-on play and discovery.

The set includes Colby the Robot Mouse, pieces to build a maze track, and coding cards. By building a maze and using the directional arrows to programme Colby, children learn early step-by-step coding, and develop logic, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

The colourful arrow buttons correspond to the colour coordinated arrows on the coding cards and help children plan out routes to solve STEM challenges.

Space Mission Nonsense Words (Ages 4+)

When looking for educational toys for 4 year olds, consider a game to help with school readiness Make learning and practising phonics fun with Space Mission Nonsense Words. The youngest player goes first and uses the Super-Suction Space Saucer to fly over the cards and choose one by picking it up with the saucer. Keeping the saucer in place, the player turns over the card to reveal the word on the underside. If pronounced correctly, the player keeps the card. An incorrect answer means the player needs to return the card to play. The first player to collect three astronauts and three aliens wins! This game helps children build literacy fluency and mental agility skills through fun play.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Robots in Motion (Ages 5+)

Kids can design and build amazing, twisting turning robots using this new Gears! Gears! Gears! set. Children can build the STEM Activity Guide and build the recommended designs or create their own unique robot toys from twisting turning gears.

This fun construction toy offers hours of open-ended play opportunities, is ideal for boosting fine motor skills and encourages early STEM learning including logic and problem-solving.

GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars Extreme (Ages 5+)

Children can hear what they see with these award-winning kid-friendly binoculars for 5-year olds. They magnify what children see thanks to the 3x magnification and amplify what they hear via the built-in microphone and cord-free audio.

Kidnoculars Extreme children’s binoculars are designed especially for children. They’re focus-free and have comfortable goggles that make it easy for children to comfortably position the eyepieces. The built-in cordless audio means there’s no need for headphones, and the breakaway neck strap means they’re ready for any outdoor learning adventure.

Looking for more great gift ideas for Christmas? We’ve done the hard work for you. Check out our Top Educational Toys for Christmas 2020 list or visit our Learning Resources Christmas Shop where you can browse by age and look for more cool gifts for 4 & 5 year olds including Christmas Family Games and Educational Stocking Fillers.