Every kid will want one of these this holiday season.
By the time kids turn 5, they are able to do all kinds of activities that were previously out of their scope thanks to where they are physically, emotionally, and socially. Skills like writing their own name, climbing and jumping, and using scissors are now likely in their repertoire, opening up a host of new toy options.
If you're wondering what to get a 5-year-old for her birthday, the holidays, or just want to prepare your little one for kindergarten with a few educational learning toys, check out our list of great suggestions, including some of our previous Good Housekeeping Toy Award winners and the best new toys of 2020. We've got picks for budding scientists, artists, coders, princess fans, and more. They'll help bolster cognitive and soft skills without your tot even realizing it.
The experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute scour the market to stay on top of the latest trends and product releases in the toy industry. We test the most promising toys and games for kids in our lab and vet them to ensure they are safe and well-constructed, and above all else, fun for the little ones! We even have kid testers play with the latest releases every summer so they can tell us their favorites. Check out our other gift guides for kids of all ages, including 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 5-year-old boys, toddlers, tweens, and teens.
These are the best toys and gifts for 5-year-old girls of 2020: