Educational 5th Birthday Gifts

    31st August, 2019

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Education goes a long way in today's world and that all starts with you, today, when you shop our educational 5th birthday gifts list.

Let's get serious for a moment. Five is a pretty important age. Your favourite 5 year old is deleoping their emotional intellegence, and the more equipped they are to do that, the faster they will learn and adapt. That's why we carefully selected this list of educational and fun gifts for kids. Grow their minds, and allow them to have a blast doing it. That's what you do best!

Baby University ABC's Four-Book Set

I love that these can grow with your kids. There are multiple levels of information on each page. At first- just talking about the letters could work. Then as your child grows, discuss the photos, then the name of the pictured items, then the description. The information is visually tiered on the page to chunk it based on age and development of your little joy.

Baby University books are written by a science expert and perfectly tailored for little scientists, featuring colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles. The series of ABC infant books in this four-book set are beloved by babies?and grownups!

Little Feminist Playing Cards Game

These cards are so cute! I love the women they chose to put on them! The artwork is bright and cheerful! The cards themselves are sturdy and have a good coating, easy to shuffle and play with. The images are great and the quality is too!

Give a 5 year old this lovely playing cards deck. The Little Feminist Playing Cards Game makes a stunning birthday gift to introduce any boys or girls to important women in history with images that are fun for youngsters. This deck features colorful illustrated portraits by Lydia Ortiz of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. The words are by Emily Kleinman.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This set surprised me because it is very simple but has kept my kids entertained. I like that the box is a sturdy cardboard one that I can store everything in. It has got my kids thinking about cause and effect and problem solving. Definitely a set to get kids thinking!

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot

What a great toy. It is very easy to demonstrate to a 5 year old. She just took off with the concepts and loves instructing Botley where to move. Really impressed with the obstacle detection of this robot and also the line following capabilities. He is really fun to play with and a good robot design.

Botley, the Coding Robot is a kid’s best friend. This fantastic screen-free play can teach kids to code, which makes Botley a tremendous 8th birthday gift to develop STEM skills. It doesn’t require phones or tablets - Botley has the Smart logic function, which allows it to identify objects and dodge them. He can also follow black-line paths, looping commands, and take on obstacle courses. He even has hidden features to unlock.

Organic Chemistry for Babies Board book

The illustrations are simple and child-friendly. The cover illustrates a great example, as it depicts pacifiers in the shape of cyclohexane. I love that it breaks down a complex topic into its most simplest of parts. He really opens up the topic for younger children whom might not have otherwise had any exposure to this topic until college.

Written by an expert, Organic Chemistry for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the structure of organic, carbon-containing compounds and materials. Babies (and grownups!) be one step ahead of pre-med students. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

Baby University Four-Book Set Board book

These books are so great! They are so simple, even I am learning something. I love them! Great gift for anyone with kids, or for your own kids to get them interested in science.

Written by an expert, the Baby University series features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles and are beloved by babies―and grownups! Included in this Four-Book Set: • Quantum Physics for Babies • Rocket Science for Babies • General Relativity for Babies • Newtonian Physics for Babies

ABCs of Mathematics (Baby University) Board book

This book is great! There are three stages of info for each letter: 1. The letter and term, 2. A brief description of the term, 3. More in depth information. All with decreasing font size and boldness. The terms are really well described and simple yet factual

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest mathematicians! A is for Addition B is for Base C is for Chord From addition to zero, The ABCs of Mathematics is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new math concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician.

ABCs of Biology (Baby University) Board book

Love this book! Each letter is very interesting and has to do with biology. We love all the pictures. The pages are nice and thick. I recommend this book to anyone interested in biology! I am now wanting to get more baby university books since I’m very impressed by this one.

A is for Anatomy B is for Bacteria C is for Cell From anatomy to zoology, the ABCs of Biology is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by two experts, each page in this biology primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little biologist.

Astrophysics for Babies Board book

This sturdy book has caught the attention of every child and adult visitor we've had and clearly teaches the basics. It's sturdy enough to withstand being thrown, pulled and left alone in the hands of a child hulk.

Written by an expert, Astrophysics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the study of how physics and chemistry affect heavenly bodies in space. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about our universe. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an astrophysicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

ABCs of Engineering (Baby University) Board book

The pictures were technically accurate, clear and relevant. I also liked that it touches on many types of engineering. An overall delight and a great addition to any child's library. I would definitely recommend it!

A is for Amplifier B is for Battery C is for Carnot Engine From amplifier to zoning, the ABCs of Engineering is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet.Written by two experts, each page in this engineering primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little engineer.

Rocket Science for Babies Board book

My three year old granddaughter and four year old grandson both enjoy reading the books in this series over and over. It's very helpful to get them exposed to the vocabulary and concepts of the science contained in the books

Written by an expert, Rocket Science for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to aerospace engineering. Babies (and grownups!) will learn about the basics of how lift and thrust make things fly. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a rocket scientist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody

We have read goodnight Moon so, so many times that the pacing and cadence can be translated across, and it *just works* so well. My son obviously just was going from the sounds and intonation but my daughter loved the mixing up and the science aspects.Afterwards was asking what the specific instruments are and what they do, so it certainly resonated with her already sharp mind.

The Perfect Gift for Young Scientists and Their Parents It's been a long day at the lab for this scientist. Now it's time to say good night! Goodnight laser... Goodnight notebook... Goodnight picture of Einstein with a stern look... Great science gift: This scientific parody book in the style of Goodnight Moon is a delight for little lab girls and guys. While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet story.

8 Little Planets Board book

Bold bright colors, happy faces on all the planets and stars, plus fun rhyming facts! This book is great for any space loving baby or toddler.

A delightfully fun, fact-filled planetary tale from the creator of the Baby University series! Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are. Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind. Orbiting the Sun takes an awful long time. But the 8th little planet doesn't need to worry. It spins on its axis in a really big hurry

Evolution for Babies (Baby University) Board book

My 3 year old is in love with these books but this one most of all. I thought it would go completely over her head but the way they use balls to explain the concept of evolution really kept her attention and she asks for the "lotion" book most nights now.

Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

General Relativity for Babies Board book

My 3 year old is picking up on the concepts the more we read this. He will pick this book off the book shelf for me to read to him; I never have to force him to read it with me. The pictures are basic but that helps emphasize the concepts

Written by an expert, General Relativity for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to Einstein's most famous theory. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about black holes, gravitational waves, and more. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

ABCs of Space (Baby University) Board book

There are 3 stages, early baby (with basic alphabet of space), young learning (with brief descriptions of the object in space) and then the more advanced stage gives you a more in dept description. Super neat book for nerdy parents

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers! The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this cosmic primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little astronomer.

Nuclear Physics for Babies Board book

Great intro for kids and adults to learn together. Messages are good and clear technically. What’s most important is to have Great Pictures!

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! Written by an expert, Nuclear Physics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to what goes on in the center of atoms. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about the nucleus and the amazing process of nuclear decay. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a nuclear physicist!

ABCs of Science (Baby University) Board book

We love this! My three year old was engaged the whole way through- she loves learning new words and momma loves science. At “R is for Radiation” she even had to go fetch a lightbulb and we spent 15 minutes talking about electricity. Awesome conversation starter, and a very welcomed change from pink and princesses.

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest scientists! A is for Amoeba B is for Bond C is for Conductor From amoeba to zygote, The ABCs of Science is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this science primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little scientist.