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Last Update Date: 19 December 2017

We have prepared a very satisfying article about the most popular learning games for 5-year-olds in the world, the contributions of these games to mental development, the average market prices, and what to be careful about. In addition, it became an amazing content that includes 3D, paper, and wooden toys and all the learning games that can be played with family or technological devices.

The following list consists of the most popular learning games for 5-year-olds by many schools in the world. You can check them out and safely share with parents you know.

learning games for 5 year olds



Rubik’s Cube:

 In the other words, the patience cube, is a mechanical intelligence game that requires combining the same coloured squares on the same faces and consists of 6 different coloured faces. This toy is suitable for preschool and 3 up ages kids but especially recommended for 5-year-olds and elders. This is because it is not easy enough to attract the children at the ages of 3-4. Nevertheless, if your younger kids are interested (not get bored), it is okay for them to play. If you follow your kid while playing with the Rubik's Cube, you should keep a time record. As he/she is trying to shorten this period of solving the game in the next playing, the fast decision-making mechanism of your kid will improve. On the other hand, hand-eye coordination of your child will also develop.
WARNING: Rubik’s Cube as the most sold toy in the world, it is also very beneficial and attractive for adults. Please do not fight with your child for the cube ☺

Rubik’s Cube Price: $10-20 (Current licenced price for 2017)
rubic cupe educational games



 It is very well-known in the game-toy category for the version of consisting 7 geometric pieces. But the game sets consisting of more than 7 pieces are also produced. By combining the geometric pieces in different shapes, you can design shadow images of hundreds of objects. If you decide to buy tangram game, be sure to have sample images content in the box. Otherwise, your kids will only improve their imagination. When they try to do same image as it appears in the sample images, it improves their visual intelligence and attention. Even it has benefits on avoiding forgetfulness. Tangram games are available in wood, plastic, or paper materials. Among 5-year-old games, tangram is a very fun game and also provides mental development.

Tangram Game Prices: $5-30 (changes according to sizes and quality of material)



  It is an intelligence game made up pieces called Pentamino. Pentaminos are similar to the pieces in the tetris game. The aim of the game is that to design different shapes by combining pentaminos together. Katamino is suitable and fun game for those children who are older than 3 years old and even for adults. The reason why we recommend this game among the learning games for 5-year-old is that your kid has the capacity to understand and evaluate the concept of the game clearly. The positive effects of this game on your kid are to help developing analytical thinking skills, visual intelligence and concentration ability. This is the educational game for 5-year-olds. Katamino is one of the games purchased most often by pre-schools. For the licensed one, check Gigamic.

Katamino Prices: $15-50 (Current price for 2017)
katamino memory game


Ker Plunk Game:

 The object of the game is to remove the sticks from the tube while dropping the fewest marbles possible. The one who drops the most number of marbles loses the game. This game can be played with 2 or more people and it has really very simple techniques, so it may be suitable for younger kids as well. HOWEVER, it is not preferred by those kids who are under the age of 5 because it contains sticks which can be dangerous for them. It is a good option among learning games for 5 year olds, which requires attention and concentration. For the licensed one, check Ker Plunk Game.

Ker Plunk Prices: $10-30


Tower of Hanoi Game:

 It is a mathematical intelligence game with simple rules but not as simple as it seems. It consists of 3 rods and 8 round disks of different sizes. Only 1 disc is moved per move and the larger disc can not be placed on the smaller disc. The disks are initially stacked in increasing size on one of three rods. The objective of the tower of Hanoi is to move the entire stack to another rod in the right order. The number of movements is important. Less movement is better. It is the most preferred toy for 5-year-old games pre-school children. For more detail information, please visit the website of the game.

Hanoi Towers Game Price: $4 - 40 (price differences according to wood and plastic options)
hanoi towers educational fun game


MentalUP Learning Games:

 You can prefer MentalUP Learning Games which have succeeded to be preferred more than 100.000 families in its first year. MentalUP is among the most popular learning games for 5-year-olds, it is a reliable application with PEDAGOGICAL PRODUCT certificate. It has been the first in the world with its users it addresses and sophisticated effects on users. What is in the MentalUP Daily Worksheets? There are fun games like spelling and word finding! It is not just verbal intelligence games; math intelligence games; attention, memory and visual intelligence games are also on MentalUP.

MentalUP Learning Games (There are price options according to license duration. For those who want to try, you can start with your 7-day FREE trial.)

MentaUP is designed by the academicians who are specialized in their fields and recommended for both preschool and school age children for attention, memory skill, visual-verbal-mathematical intelligence development.

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Day and Night Game:

 Children between the age of 2 and 6 arrange and stack the pieces to match the challenges on the included challenge booklet. Therefore, the first piece and the last piece to be placed must be calculated so that the parts that need to be between the first and the last shouldn't be out. Children play the game against the time while trying to follow the challenges. Faster is always better. This game helps children to develop problem solving, visual intelligence, and logic skills. Especially, it is a very popular game in kindergarten.

Day and Night Game Price: $24-40 (Current price for 2017)


Suggestions for learning games for 5-year-olds will continue with new contents. We are working on the scientific concepts about the games that can be played at home or on the street, alone or with a group.

The contents that we created are inspirational for kindergartens and nurseries. We share games and toys for all ages under the relevant titles on our blog page. The 5-year-old games we have shared are educational games that suitable to play at home and at pre-schools.

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