It seems crazy that I’m already starting to look for birthday presents for Beanie Boy’s 5th Birthday. This morning I have been sitting watching home videos of Beanie Boy as a crawling, babbling baby and how he has grown into a loving and caring little boy all ready to start school in September. I’ve been spoilt with Beanie Boy because being a late September baby has meant that I have had him at home for a whole year more than Little Bean before starting school. He is more than ready for it and I know he will love it when he gets there, he is very excited.
Within a few weeks of starting school he will be celebrating his 5th Birthday and so I’ve been looking to see what presents will put the smile on his face and share with you some gift ideas for a 5 year old boy. Ollie is very much a boys’ boy, he loves building blocks and construction toys and Superheroes, playing with figures and role play. I think having an older brother and sister who love Lego has helped to cement his love for Lego too and with Lego having so many great sets to choose from I found a few to choose from.
A game that is often being played in the Mummy Matters house (and billions of other homes) is Minecraft. It’s a relatively simple game that the three older Beans are able to play together. You can buy figures from the Minescraft series so that game play can be moved away from the screen. This is great for role play and developing imagination.
As I mentioned before Beanie Boy is a fan of the Super Heroes and he loves nothing more than dressing up in his various Super Hero costumes. Role play is a great learning tool for children in developing their imagination so why not help them to embrace it with some fancy dress.
A firm favourite in our house has also been the Marble Run or Marble Mountain shown above. Children need to piece together tubes, slides and wheels to create various trails for the marbles to role down. This is a toy which will really get them thinking, it’s great for improving their problem solving skills and for team building if playing as a group.
Sometimes the old ones are the best and they don’t come much better than Monopoly but this time with a Minion Twist. You’ll be hard pushed to find a youngster these days who doesn’t like the Minions. Curly has a telescope and it’s one of his most favourite possessions. Encourage them to embrace the astronomer in them and learn about the skies above us.
Speed School looks like a fun game of skills, patience and building concentration. This is something that Beanie Boy could do with in abundance as he gets frustrated quite easily, I think this could be a winner for him.
I’m a big fan of giving presents which keeps children moving. With modern technology encouraging them to sit in front of a screen, it’s good to find something to tempt them to get out and enjoy the fresh air. The Beans all loves getting out on their rollerskates and scooters but it’s good to keep their growing bones protected from injury. Beanie Boy’s rollerskates broke recently and he didn’t have stacks of confidence some something like these little strap-on wheels would be great to build up his strength on two wheels before progressing to four.
What would you buy for a 5 year old boy? All ideas are very gratefully received!
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