5 Hot Toys for Children Ages 5-7

Children between the ages of 5 and 7 are going through multiple changes. They’re starting school, socializing more, and developing their own set of hobbies and interests. Even still, it’s not hard to find great toys to keep them busy and this holiday season will present you with an opportunity to give your child something totally ‘cool.’

Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Dragonoid

The Bakugan toys are magnetic balls that pop open when exposed to their individualized metal cards. Based off of the popular anime TV show, this particular set includes 6 Bakugan balls that when combined make up the frightening Maxus Dragonoid monster. When playing the Bakugan game the Bakugans from this set can be used individually or together as a fearsome team. Your opponents will be shivering with fear.

Razor A Kick Scooter

The Razor A Kick Scooter is quickly becoming a favorite amongst both children and teens alike. Kids love zipping from point A to point B at what feels like warp speeds. The sturdy aluminum frame will last for years and the folding features make it easy to store or carry wherever you’re traveling. The scooter is great for children ages 5 and up and can hold weights up to 143 pounds.

Transformers Movie 2 Combiner – Construction Devastator

The Construction Devastator from the Transformers movie is perhaps one of the scariest robots on earth. The Construction Devastator is made up of 6 individual vehicles and works with both voice and motion activation sensors. Your little ones will love recreating their favorite Transformers scenes.


Bananagrams are quickly becoming one of the most entertaining word games ever created. Designed in crossword-style fashion, the goal is to split up the tiles, create words, and use up all of your tiles before everyone else. Generally recommended for children ages 7 and older, this game is great for children just learning to spell as well.

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

Do you have a budding scientist on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, consider the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden. Your child will receive butterfly larvae and butterfly food in the mail. After placing the larvae in the habitat, he’ll have the chance to watch his larvae evolve into caterpillars and then into butterflies. Once they’re grown, he can release them into the wild and start the process all over again.

Children between the ages of 5 and 7 tend to be imaginative and explorative. Cater to their whims with some exciting and at least partially educational games and toys. You’ll be glad you made the investment!

Leapster Explorer from LeapFrog

The Leapster Explorer Learning Game System (Green) from LeapFrog has quickly become one of the most valuable learning games for children on the market. Designed with education in mind, the Leapster Explorer offers a wide variety of eBooks, games, videos and activities.

Children using the Leapster Explorer will have the opportunity to develop the skills they’ll need in both school and everyday life. The Leapster Explorer will connect children to LeapWorld, where they can safely download a variety of learning applications and games. Parents can later use the LeapFrog Learning Path to track the progress their children are making as they learn from each activity.

Math, science, geography and reading have never been so appealing. The newest Leapster Explorer games, available for separate purchase, include Toy Story 3 and The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Plushy Rescue. Buzz, Woody, and the gang offer 15 educational mini-games designed to enhance your child’s phonics skills while the Penguins of Madagascar will ask your children to use logic and math skills to overcome a series of obstacles. They’ll even learn a little bit about animal science along the way.

The Leapster Explorer is recommended for children between the ages of 4 and 7. Leapster Leapfrog Explorer games are not compatible with other LeapFrog systems. The LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Carry Case and LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Recharger are available for purchase separately.