Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for toys for a five year old girl.
Production – Where a toy or gift is made can tell you a lot about the quality and the safety requirements that were in place while the toy was produced.
Materials – Unfortunately, it is still necessary to check for lead or lead based paint on some toys. This is especially true for toys imported from other countries. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is a great place to start.
Small Pieces – Even at four years old, you want to make sure the toy does NOT have a lot of small pieces that can be swallowed, causing a child to choke. Playing with a child at this age is also recommended.
Age Appropriate – The best bet is to buy toys that are recommended as age appropriate for babies. These days, toys include information about the suggested age range of children.
Educational & Learning Toys
At age five years old, it is a good idea to get toys that can help girls with reading as well as social skills.
Playsets are great for the imagination and stimulating creative pretend play. Whether it’s stuff from the kitchen or a doctor’s set with stethescope or a tent to play in, a playset can be a great gift for a four year old girl.