Ages five to seven are an interesting time as kids often start asking for random stuff that they’ve heard about through their mates at school and you start saying stuff like, ‘But you don’t want to be having the same stuff as everyone else!’ We’ve got educational buys where they can learn about the human body in eight different languages or get cracking on science experiments, to getting them into chequers with style, to fantastic creative play for those that love to make and do, to small world inspiration. Enjoy!
Les Jouets Libres Mesdames and Monsieurs chequers set, £18.99, Eeny Meeny Kids. Really lovely design and it includes stickers to give the wooden pieces character.
Mini Rodini snow leopard sweatshirt, £40, Cissy Wears. A striking alternative to Christmas jumpers and made from organic cotton, too.
Beckman Unicorn Dickens Toy Theatre with Great Expectations, £15, Benjamin Pollocks Toyshop. For mini literatis.
Julia Staite Celeste cat toy, £12, Milly Mog. Cuteness is this handmade little circus cat.
Mokulock wooden blocks, £39, COS. This beautiful limited edition set of 50 hand made maple and birch blocks with their understated Japanese aesthetic, are designed to be compatible with standard Lego.
Sylvanian Family camper van set, £32.99, Amazon. A huge hit at BG HQ, it has plenty of detail.
Savo & Pomelina dragon and horse dressing-up costumes, £79.99 – £89.99, Toyella. These make for amazing role play adventures and will look fantastic with a variety of costumes.
Janod Bodymagnet game, £30, ELC. For mini biology fans, this game is made of four magnetic layers with 98 pieces in eight (yes eight) different languages to teach your child everything they need to know about the human body.
Teifoc Large Castle clay brick building system kit, £33.79, 321 Toys. Featuring real bricks, cement and slates plus the plans to build three castles, we love that the bricks can be used more than once because the cement can dissolve within a couple of hours.
Londji Shak-Shuka, €19-€24, Shak-Shuka. These beautifully illustrated bags can carry stuff and be the set of a game for small world figures.
Learning Resources Primary Science Set, £24.95. Featuring real scientific instruments plus illustrated and well explained activity cards that encourage children to experiment.
Lundby Stockholm dolls house, £85, Kidsen. One of our absolutely most favourite dolls houses with a distinctly retro feel.
Janod Magneti’stick Le Monde, £68.99, Toyella. A magnetised decal map with 101 characters and iconic buildings, this will be loved by big kid parents too.
Seedling Design Your Own Snow Globe, £22, Bear & Bear. Everything they need to make a mini world out of Make and Bake clay to house in their very own globe.
Sewgirl Mexican doll sewing kit, £13.75, Not On The High Street. Taking Frida Kahlo as inspiration, this kit is a great project to do with an adult helper.
Islabikes Beinn 20 small/large lightweight aluminium bikes, £299.99. Superior quality and design makes these bikes a firm favourite at BG.
Kidcampz multi-shape play tent, £165. Make camps in a variety of shapes and sizes – the limit is the imagination.
Maileg circus tent, £69.80, Sisters Guild. Maileg certainly know how to do fabric small world brilliantly – animals sold separately.
Hummel high top trainers, £32.99-£44.99, Panache Kids. Super cool and in a variety of colourways – they look great dressed up or down.