Does your boy like to learn?
At or around the age of five, most of them don’t show great love for books or learning.
But throw in a couple of the best learning toys for 5 year old boy, and you’ll get an entirely different picture!
Toys are made to produce hours upon hours of engaging activities for our children. However, toys can also be useful tools for early childhood education. Kids should be able to play and have fun while stimulating creativity.
Speaking of which, if we had to pick just one educational toy that we think any 5-year-old boy would love, it has to be the VATOS Building kit – there’s no limit to what he could build!
However, every child is different, and a different STEM toy may be better for your boy. So parents, here are some amazing learning toys for a five-year-old boy!
Just one small disclosure before we continue. We at STEM Geek aren’t very keen on making a difference between boys’ and girls’ toys. Toys have no gender, nor should we ever presume that trucks are for boys and kitchen sets for girls – or vice versa!
So, keep in mind that this list will work on ANY child at or around five years.
Related: Best STEM Books for Kids of All Ages
- Learning Toys for 5 Year Old Boys and Girls
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Learning Toys for 5 Year Old Boys and Girls
Kids love to create and build things.
(They also like to kick them down, but that’s just another side of the same coin!)
They are so proud of the things that they make that they don’t even realize all the skills that they are learning at the same time they are playing. It’s incredible!
VATOS STEM Building Block Set promotes intellectual and cognitive development and provides your child to design all kinds of creations, from simple to complex vehicles. Each piece is 100% non-toxic, so your little engineer is safe from lead, BPA and phthalates.
Teach them the basics of problem-solving and engineering with BeebeeRun’s Marble Run.
This 105-piece toy set turns regular, everyday marbles into experiments with gravity and speed.
Nurture your young physicist by providing them with the tools to build new, adventurous racetracks for exciting playtime. What’s more, building sets like this one teach spatial and pattern recognition!
Electricity powers pretty much everything we do, and to the young mind, it seems like magic that they can flip a switch to turn on the lights.
Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit teaches them how electricity works so that they too can create that magic.
This 14-piece set can create 20 variations of safe electrical fun, introduces problem-solving and the importance of following the directions. With kid-friendly and easy-to-follow instructions, this is an ideal introduction to studying electricity.
Boys love taking stuff apart. And you’d probably rather have your child take apart a toy that is meant to be ‘dissected’ rather than, say, your vacuum cleaner.
(Although there’s always a chance that your vacuum cleaner will STILL be more of a challenge for those busy little hands.)
But taking things apart isn’t all that bad. By doing it, children learn how objects are made and put together.
Learning the principles of design allows them to then come up with ways to put things together in new ways. That’s when the Top Race Take Apart Toys with Electric Drill comes in. It encourages the next generation of engineers and scientists to learn at an early age how to make things to help us all.
This kit comes with a toy drill that turns into the remote control that powers the toys. There are three different trucks – for dumping things (sooo enjoyable!), carrying cement, and lift and move things.
The final toy on this list is designed to teach math, an important component in any STEM field.
Shifu Math Game with Stories & Puzzles is an AR-powered learning game that teaches your child mathematics with fun stories and activities. Simply plug in a tablet to the device, unfold the game mat and use the game pieces to further develop your child’s mathematic skills!
An obvious downside to this toy is screen time. But at least it will be educational screen time.
Better than just watching the Baby Shark video for the 741st time today, don’t you agree?
Are you now thinking of buying (more) learning toys for your boy?
We sure hope so! If you haven’t yet, we have lots of other recommendations for you.
Of course, it’s always better to look for quality rather than quantity, so keep that in mind too.
We hope you liked some of the learning toys above and that you’re considering one or more for your five-year-old boy. Of course, we’ve also created many other articles to help you choose STEM Toys that are fun and educational for any age.
Good luck and have fun watching him develop!
Last update on 2021-06-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API