When giving your children a toy you need to make sure that it is a safe one that doesn't have any type of dangerous hazards, also that it is age appropriate, this way your kid will be able to play with it and understand it. In addition, you also want it to be educational so that they can learn something while playing with it, and lastly, that it is fun and entertaining. Although there are tons of toys out there, there are a couple that meet all criteria that parents will feel comfortable with.
Especially for a 6 year old, it is a tricky age as they are still too little, but they are already entering the first grade. This transition, that they phase, from being constantly at home with the parents, to spending an entire school day on campus with other kids of their age. For that reason, thinking about these transitions is essential, as the toys that they play with can be of great learning for this period of time.
Here are some of the most popular new toys for children under 6 years old.
1. Speks: Mashable Magnets
This game is appropriate for age 6+, where kids have understood the concept of not putting toys in their mouths. This game consists of a pile of magnets, that when they are placed all together they become mashable, rollable, or even buildable. This is a great toy for a 6 year old to learn about magnets and also to express their creative side by building different things with this game.
2. Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set
Not only is this game fun but it is also educational. This game introduces color mixture, the combining of different (non-toxic) gels and powders, and seeing how one substance can make a reaction with another. It is a great way to introduce to your kids a science subject without it being something tedious and boring.
3. Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library Kit
Nothing says crafty and artsy like this game. The endless possibilities that a kid can do with all of the supplies in this toy box are endless. It is a great activity as it contains a lot of different color materials like stickers, beads, paper, glue, among other things. The main point here is to allow your child's creativity to flow and allow them to build and create anything that they please.
4. Solid-Wood Building Blocks With Wooden Storage Tray
Another great toy is the Wood building blocks. They come in different shapes and sizes, and they are meant for any child to use their creativity in order to build something from them. The great part is that they can be knocked down and build up again, every time in something different and something new. Kids can explore their creativity as well with this toy, they can build bridges, buildings, ramps, make very tall sculptures or even wide ones, the combinations are endless.