Category: for 5-year-olds

  • Jumanji board game

    Jumanji board game

    Jumanji is a board game loosely based on the 1995 Robin Williams movie. The game has a simple board and a series of physical challenges, such as “cross the room while blindfolded” or “think of twenty animals you might see in the jungle” or “tell a story about escaping from a pack of rhinos”.

  • Isle of Tune

    Isle of Tune is an online music-creation toy that lets you create looping rhythms and songs by placing paths and other objects for little cars to drive around, activating the sounds.

  • Lovot and Neko Donut Room

    Lovot and Neko Donut Room

    What is it: Lovot and Neko Donut Room are two free web games with interfaces simple enough for young kids to use, but with puzzle-solving sophisticated enough for older kids to enjoy. Who is it for: Lovot and Neko Donut Room are for just about anyone (adults included) who enjoy quick little online games. There…

  • Shawn the Train

    What is it: Shawn the Train is a series of videos for young children about a childlike train who learns about colors, letters, shapes, etc. Who is it for: The subject matter means the videos are for kids still learning colors, letters, shapes, etc., so roughly 3 to 5 years old. What Kids Like: The…

  • Inside Outside

    What is it: Inside Outside is a charming illustrated book by Lizi Boyd, published in 2013. There are no words in the book and the richly illustrated pages pages alternate between inside a child’s home and outside in the yard. Cutouts in the pages act as windows, giving peeks into what is happening on adjacent…

  • My Singing Monsters

    What is it: My Singing Monsters is a game where the player collects and breeds monsters, each of which sings different sounds. Monsters’ voices combine to create unique songs. Players can edit the songs of more advanced monsters. Who is it for: My Singing Monsters is simple enough that kids as young as 4 can…

  • Stinky and Dirty

    What is it Stinky and Dirty is a show based on characters from a couple of books, about a garbage truck and an excavator who solve problems together. Who is it for The show is good for kids of most ages, maybe 3-8. What Kids Like My kids like the celebration of filth, which is…

  • Geckos Slide and Peek: A Look-and-Find Adventure in Hawai‘i

    What is it: Geckos Slide and Peek is a hidden picture book for young children. The basic idea is similar to that found in “Where’s Waldo” books, but this book is a little easier and the theme is that of cartoon geckos having adventures in Hawaii. Who is it for: I don’t know what the…

  • Uno Flip

    What is it: Uno Flip (technically “UNO Flip!™”, but I get annoyed by products with exclamation points in their names) is basically the classic card game Uno, but with an additional deck of card faces printed on the back sides and an additional “flip” card that, when played, means everyone needs to literally turn their…

  • epic!

    What is it: Epic is a digital library for kids. It has books for all ages, audiobooks, and read-along picture books. Who is it for: Epic is for all kids, those who are learning to read, those who may not like reading, and kids who do like reading and want access to a library of…