Must Have Toys For 5 Years Old & Under

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Guest post by Shona Daily-Germino

Keeping the young ones busy especially during the summer can be really challenging. This article lists a few must have toys to keep you child busy. Remember to choose toys that are safe and age appropriate for your children. Also just a quick note, watch your child around water!
Everyone loves getting wet during the summer. A great way to do that is with the Beach Ball Sprinkler made by Little Tikes and for under $12 your child can have some giggles in the outdoors. The ball inflates and hooks up to a hose which makes it portable to take to friends houses. For the price this toys is worth it.
Plug and play electronic games make it easy and fun to just hook up a game to your television without having an expensive game system. The SpongeBob Square Pants Plug ‘n Play is great! This game is super easy to use. There are 4 different games included, which gives some variety and for under $20 it’s a sure thing.
Toys made by Alex Toy Company are some of the best and most creative toys out there. The Alex Clay Fun Kit is no exception. This kit comes with 4 lbs of air drying clay, Gray and terra cotta colors, Paint , Mosaic tiles , and Gemstones. This product is under $15 dollars and is a great way to let your child be creative.
Another great must have toy is the Fisher-Price Digital Arts & Crafts Studio which hooks up to your computer. This product features Kid-friendly tools, drop-down menus, voice prompts and an on-screen assistant which makes it easy to use for a child. This product is good for the 4 year old to 9 year old age range. It’s easy for your child to create multiple arts and craft projects. This product sets up quickly for quick install. This product is under $50 and the best part is no mess! Activities include Jumping frogs, Flying airplanes, Paper people, Greeting cards, Invitations, Party hats, Dot-to-dot, and Digital coloring.

Finding great activities for your child to do can be tough, but there are some really great products out there, all you have to do is look! Make sure you go online and read reviews and articles like this one to find out what other people are saying about different products. This will give you an idea of what parents and kids are saying.

-Shona Daily-Germino

Updated: July 7, 2009 — 10:03 am