Montessori Toys for 5 Year Olds and Older

Your lovely preschooler grows at astonishing speeds nowadays, and they keep amazing you with all the skills they acquire and all the personality they flaunt. The best you can do to support this growth and development spurt is to provide them with a nurturing environment and high-quality Montessori toys.

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Milestones for five-year-olds

You already know that language-wise, five-year-olds are practically unstoppable. Curios and inquisitive, they now know how to count up to 20, form full sentences and questions, tell a story, and understand a wide emotional range within themselves and others. As far as their cognitive and motor skills go, milestones for five-year-olds include:

  • Recognizing letters and numbers and even writing some of them
  • Increased level of independence in self-care: dressing, eating, etc.
  • Understanding basic math concepts like less, more, simple adding and subtracting
  • Solving puzzles
  • Improved memory and recollection of events

How to choose Montessori toys for five-year-olds?

Five-year-olds are now curious and independent preschoolers that enjoy intellectual challenges. This is the best time to start playing around with letters and numbers in a fun way, as well as to introduce toys that promote their independence and nurture their “let me do it on my own” attitude. Here are some excellent suggestions if you are not up for browsing the entire category.


Montessori Wooden ToolBox - If there is a toy that combines exercising real life-skills, creative thinking, and problem-solving with dexterity and fine motor skills practice, then this is the one. It’s time to graduate from zippers, buttons, and knobs and start operating those screwdrivers, hammers, and wrenches - all in a controlled and safe environment. 


Montessori Memory Game - Practicing focus, memory, perception, and patience has never been more important than it is today. That is why a good and well-designed memory game should be a part of every household in which there is an eager preschooler. 


Montessori Brushing Teeth - Your five-year-old becomes increasingly independent when it comes to doing things on their own. Eating and dressing is important, but brushing their teeth is on a completely another level. Practicing brushing techniques will improve their dexterity, their self-confidence and nurture their independence. All that, plus guaranteed pearly whites - this game makes a wonderful gift.

What are some must-have Montessori toys for 5-year-old boys?

A great choice of a Montessori toy for 5-year-old boys is those that simulate engaging real-life situations, and help them figure out everyday tools. They will love playing handyman with Montessori DIY Fun Chair. Another way to start introducing useful skills into their playtime is by getting them Montessori Penguin’s Clock. Figuring out time and how clocks work is essential for a little pre-schooler. 

How to pick the best Montessori gifts for a preschool child?

The best Montessori gifts for a preschool child will be the ones that get them to experience their future school-related tasks in a positive way. Montessori Smart Board is a great way for them to perceive math as fun and not a chore. Montessori Wooden Spelling Game is another amazing choice that turns spelling and the alphabet into a new favorite pastime. 

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