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Last Update Date: 05 November 2019
You can find below some of the most preferred learning games for 5 year olds. Please feel free to share these with other parents.
you are different brain game

This brain game for kids improves visual attention, visual scanning, comparison skills.

visual brain teaser

This magical ball is trying to hide from keen eyes! Can you find it?

you are different brain game

Only true detectives can get the best score in this card game. Are you one of them?

auditory game brain teaser

Do you trust your memory? Let's prove it with your auditory memory!

you are different brain game

Can you keep in mind the faces of the people you meet? Let's test it out!

moving-balls brain game

Can you sort the balls in the box as in the example? Of course with the least moves!

remember well brain game

Are you good at box and card games, huh? What about digital memory cards?

color blind brain game

Those with good visual skills find it at a glance. Test yourself too!


We have prepared a very informative article about the most popular learning games for 5-year-olds. Here you can read about the contributions of these games to mental development, the average market prices, and what to be careful about. In addition, you can find out about 3D, paper, and wooden toys and the learning games that can be played with family or technological devices.

learning games for 5 year olds
  1. Rubik’s Cube: In 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 over preschool and 3 years olds but especially recommended for over 5-year-olds. Because it is not easy enough to attract children at the ages of 3-4. Nevertheless, if your younger kids are interested, it is okay for them to play. If you watch your kid while playing with the Rubik's Cube, you should keep a time record. As he/she is trying to shorten the time of solving the game, the 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 one of the best selling toys in the world, 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)

  2. rubic cupe educational games
  3. Tangram: It is very well-known in the game-toy category with the version of 7 geometric pieces but tangrams consisting of more than 7 pieces are also available. By combining the geometric pieces in different shapes, you can design shadow images of hundreds of objects. If you decide to buy a tangram game, make sure to have sample images content in the box. When children try to do the same image as it appears in the sample images, they improve their visual intelligence and attention skills. Tangram games are available in wood, plastic, or paper materials. Tangram is a fun game and also provides mental development.

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

  4. Katamino:   It is an intelligence game made of pieces called Pentominoes. Pentominoes are similar to the images in Tetris game. The aim of the game is to design different shapes by combining Pentominoes together. Katamino is a suitable and fun game for children over 3 years old. The reason why we recommend this game for 5-year-olds is that your kid has the capacity to understand and evaluate the concept of the game clearly. Katamino game helps develop analytical thinking skills, visual intelligence and concentration ability. You can find the game here Gigamic.

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

  5. katamino memory game
  6. Kerplunk Game:  The goal of the game is to remove the sticks from the tube while dropping the least number of 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 very simple techniques so that it may be suitable for younger kids too. HOWEVER, it is not recommended for 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 improves attention and concentration. For the licensed product, check out Ker Plunk Game.

    Kerplunk Prices: $10-30

  7. 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 round and larger discs can not be placed on smaller discs. The discs are initially stacked in increasing size on one of the three rods. The aim 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. For more information, please visit the website of the game.

    Hanoi Towers Game Price: $4 - 40 (price varies according to wood and plastic options)

  8. hanoi towers educational fun game
  9. MentalUP Learning Games: You can check out MentalUP Learning Games for your 5-year-old children. It is a reliable application with PEDAGOGICAL PRODUCT certificate. 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 different price options according to the type of subscription. You can also start with a FREE trial.)

  10. 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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Suggestions for learning games for 5-year-olds will continue with new content. We are working on some new scientific concepts.

The contents that we created are inspirational for kindergartens and nurseries. We share game and toy ideas for all ages under the relevant titles on our blog page. In addition to game development to meet children’s needs, we continue to work on scientific articles and social studies to increase awareness in this subject.

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