These toys are guaranteed to make the little guy's day.
By age five, kids are off to school, allowing them to explore social and emotional development with friends, engage in deeper cognitive learning, and improve their physical development as they are able to handle more complex tasks. They are learning basic math skills, how to properly hold a pencil, and more.
The experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute regularly test and evaluate toys for kids of all ages. We even bring kid testers into our labs to make sure the latest toys are actually worth buying. With these milestones in mind, our picks for the best toys for 5-year-old boys focus on creative, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive skills — and some are even GH Toy Award winners. If you're looking for more suggestions for the rest of the family, check out our list of the best new toys of 2020 before they sell out, as well as our gift guides for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, toddlers, tweens, and teens.
These are the best toys and gifts for 5-year-old boys in 2020: