From the age of six and up, a child is becoming a little person. Their lives revolve around school and friendships, play dates and birthday parties, team sports and dance lessons. They still love a lot of the same activities as before, but they’re growing fast and might need a bigger bike or a new helmet.
Look for toys, games and kits that challenge them – they’re ready for it!
Here are our top picks of gifts and toys for 6 year old boys and girls.
- Rapidly Expanding Their Vocabulary
- Learning Numeracy Concepts
- Riding A Bike
- Monkeying On Monkey Bars
- Team Sports And Lessons
- Making Up Dance Routines
- Going On Play Dates By Themselves
- Developing Strong Friendships
- Latching Onto The Latest Toy Fad!
- A Bigger Bike Or Next-Step Scooter
- Magic Set
- Fairy Door
- Inexpensive Camera
- Toy Microscope
- Knitting Or Sewing Kits
- Jewellery-Making Kits
- Sleeping Bag
- Sports Equipment
- Boogie Board Or Skim Board
- First Watch
- Hula Hoop
- Skipping Rope
- Construction Kits
- Science Kits
- Dolls With Clothes And Accessories
Wheely good fun
Perfect for beginner roller boys and girls, these padded high top, boot-style roller skates are comfy and stable, with a retro-vibe. We love the motion-activated flashing LED lighting on the side of each skate.
Ready, set, go!
A traditional go kart with all the mod cons, the Kiddimoto Billy Kart’s pneumatic tyres, working brake and solid birchwood frame means it’s just as fun as grandpa’s homemade contraption, but super safe. We love the fully adjustable frame so all the kids over five can have a go.
Take it slow
Follow the simple instructions and bring the adorable sloth plush toy to life. Perfect for boosting fine motor skills and learning several different sewing techniques, the kit contains everything you need. This little friend is sew cute!
Built it up, watch it come down
A heart-pounding, block-building game. Be the first to build your tower, but don’t let it tumble! With 32 blocks, 32 tower cards and 32 block cards there’s more than one way to play this must-have game.
Join the force
A boxful of police force fun awaits, with everything included in this 200+ piece LaQ building set to craft a Police Car, Police Jet, Police SUV, Police Helicopter and Police Boat. Engage their brains with new building techniques to learn, and a heap of fun to be had.
The story of me
A special book to create lifetime memories. Capture fun facts, personal stories and dreams from all the special people in your little star’s life, to create a priceless keepsake of more than 70 pages. We love the Australian designed and printed sticker sheet.
A high-definition video camera kit with all the bells and whistles of a TV studio, perfect for a little star in the making. With the included green screen, tripod/handle, flip-up lens and 20 animated backgrounds there’s nothing left to do but shout, ‘action!’.
How handy is this – a robotic hand pint-sized inventors are able to build and use. Put together the kit, and pop the mechanical hand on a bit like a glove, and use it the same as a real hand – move the fingers, open door handles, even play catch.
Beach cricket has never looked so good! The team behind uber-popular game Finska has ditched the plastic and crafted a wooden beach cricket set that’s set to last many long, hot Aussie summers. A classic toy for 6 year olds.
Get crafty with the latest in LEGO awesomeness – LEGO DOTS. This DIY photo frame set lets the kids get crafty with colourful LEGO DOTS tiles, which can be chopped and changed as often as their imaginations want.
The ultimate kit for all backyard botanists and junior entomologists, with everything they need to explore the teeny tiny world around them. This 30-piece microscope set includes everything from a petri dish to a brine shrimp hatchery and scalpel, to investigate plants and insects in a whole new way.
It’s the skateboard that all the cool kids are cruising on, straight from Byron Bay and each handcrafted and completely unique. Made from local camphor wood, when it’s not being used it makes a sublime wall decoration.
Give them a hotel where all the guests are just a little bit creepy and a whole lot crawly! First, they get to put together their insect hotel and fill it with everything insects like to live in. Then pop it out in the garden and wait for the guests to check-in.
Let the creative juices flow with this enviro-friendly way to craft unique jewellery from old newspapers and magazines. Pop a recycled drink bottle onto the special device, insert strips of paper, turn the handle and like magic, paper beads are formed, ready to be made into bracelets and necklaces.
No need to run off and join the circus, Slacklines turn any backyard or playground into tightrope heaven. Attach between two trees and use strength and balance to get across, while hovering just a few metres off the ground. A truly unique toy for 6 year olds and up.
On time, you are
The force runs strong in young Padawans who harness the power of the Vivofit Jr, which helps track steps and activity as well as sleep. There’s no need to charge – the battery lasts for a whole year, and the one-piece band is easy to slip on and off.
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