The list author says: "I have three children and about a million nieces, nephews, kids'friends, and friends with kids that I give gifts to. To help myself, and anyone else who has trouble keeping the ages and stages straight, I've created gift lists for each age we've gone through - all the things my kids and their friends love at each age."
"A sophisticated, artistic version of the aqua doodle toys. Our whole family loves this board - it's just paint with water! - but our 5-year-old would sit for long periods painting, blowing/fanning, and painting again. And when other kids come to our house, they are drawn to it like moths to flame."
"It was around this age our daughter took an interest in matching/memory games, though many children like them earlier. We love eeBoo's art and product quality and they make many memory games - animals, faces, fairy tale, etc."
"We're not even into comic books or superheroes at our house be we love this book. The pictures are bright, clear, eye-catching, and the made-up superheroes for each letter are in most cases hilarious, as are the alliterative descriptions."
"Many 5-year-olds love activity books, but the same old activities can get old. We love this creative book that comes with a 5-point hightlighter needed to color on the dark pages. Highlighters are like taboo, what a thrill to have your own! Chicken Socks makes some other great activity books, too."
"This book is positively the bees' knees of read-aloud chapter books (especially for girls.) The stories are mild as can be but because of how well (and cutely!) they are written, we all hung on every word and were so sad when it ended. Until we decided to read it again."
"I admit to no personal experience with these but I'm intrigued and itching to see them in action - who can we give these to? Sounds like age 5 is the earliest to figure them out but younger kids would like to watch adults spin them."
"This is a representative of a whole line of Spy Gear items, like a spy watch, spy night goggles, secret agent briefcase, etc. Mostly <$20 and mostly popular with the 4-8 crowd, especially boys. Kinda hard to lose with spy stuff."