Kids at 5-7 years of age are ready to graduate to toys and games that feed their wildly creative and energetic play. Art, science, engineering, and math activities begin to take center stage in play. Invention rules! CWDkids understands what children and their family’s love at every stage of development. Find great games, toys, and creative props to feed your kids’ creativity!
At 5 to 7 years of age, children are moving from observation to active learning. They are exhibiting advanced social and cognitive skills, and their fine motor skills are keeping pace. In other words, by the ages of five and six, children are beginning to put the pieces together—both metaphorically and at play. Invention and building are key learning elements for your kindergarten and 1st grade child. Every kind of connecting toy, wooden block, fastener, magnet, and glue will keep this child busy at play.
Emotionally, children this age love affection from parents and teachers alike, and are more rule-driven—even as they strive towards independence. This is the age when boys and girls begin to gravitate towards same-sex play; boys may begin to enjoy rougher play, enjoying climbing, physical play, and games of strategy, while girls may gravitate towards what have traditionally been labeled games ‘for girls’ —role-playing or storytelling, for example. No matter what kind of games children enjoy, play itself is key to learning, and is how all children build social, emotional, and critical thinking skills. CWDkids invites you to browse our pages for a huge assortment of games and toys that will excite you child’s inexhaustible sense of wonder.