Looking for the best toys for six-year-olds?
Toys, the good toys, are the gateway to learning. So let’s get the best toys for six-year-olds to inspire play.
After a long day of kindergarten or first grade, our children need to come home and play. They need to be reminded that what they touch can easily become something more creative and involve movement.
We need our six-year-olds to continue the momentum from the type of play that we have worked so hard to maintain during the early years.
We need to remind our elementary children that they can learn through play and that home is a safe place to explore new ideas.
Let’s get these big kids some toys they can look forward to coming home to!
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What toys are popular for six-year-olds?
Once children hit kindergarten, their love for learning can soar, or they can feel deflated with the high expectations placed upon them.
Popular toys for six-year-olds are toys that remind children that they are smart, kind, and funny.
We are looking for toys that remind children that being creative allows them to feel safe to learn more.
Let’s find toys without strict boundaries on what button to press to make it go.
Six-year-old kids must continue the momentum of open-ended play to continue developing the habits they need to thrive.
So, what is the best gift for a six-year-old?
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Keep in mind that putting ages on toys can sometimes put us in a box.
You know your child best. If they are ready for it, go for it!.
This toy list for six-year-olds is a general list for early elementary students. Many of the toys listed below have ages 8+ suggested, but I know my first grader would love to dive in!
Toys are important because they:
allow children to create
help children retell a story and express emotional needs
expand a child’s vocabulary
allow children to be mindful of the team around them that is also included in the play
encourage building, designing, and early engineering skills
peel back layers of confusion after a conflict with a friend
soothe anxiety and tension
encourage cooperation and form friendships
help children better understand how to move their bodies
assist with self-control
You see? You cannot get that deep with a worksheet. We know this.
To deepen our children’s understanding of life, we must allow them to use open-ended, hands-on toys.
Games for six-year-olds
Art and Creative Play Toys for 6-Year-Olds
- Shrinky Dink Jewelry
- Latch Kits
- Paint Your Own Dinosaur Kit
- Fleece Blanket
- Make Your Own Wood Jewelry
- Learn to Play the Ukulele
- Pattern Play
- Paint Your Own Plates
- Paint Your Own Stepping Stones
STEM Toys for six-year-olds
Inside the kitchen toys for six-year-olds
- Playful knife set
- ZOKU Popsicle Maker
- Pizza making set
- Baking set
- Kids apron and chef hat
- Silicone ice tray candy mold set
Outdoor toys for six-year-olds
- Ninja Line
- Kids walkie talkie
- Toy rocket launcher for kids
- Monkey bars climbing tower
- Outdoor swing
- Hockey set