5 years As children grow older, their ability to learn also increases exponentially. At four to five years, children begin to ask difficult questions on larger social themes such as relationships, sex, and race. Children partly resolve these questions through play—by pretending, dressing up, literally stepping into another’s shoes, and asking a multitude of questions. Give children games that encourage them to ask questions and explore different scenarios.
Polly Pocket Pop 'N Swap Fashion Frenzy Give a child the opportunity to mix and match shoes, dresses, and even hair-dos with Polly Pocket Pop ‘N Swap Fashion Frenzy. Create 400 different looks with four Polly Pocket dolls that have “pop and swap” parts, letting the child experiment with a gamut of styles. Available at Rustan’s Children’s section for P1,899.75.
VTech My Laptop In this day and age, comfort with technology is definitely a plus. Give a child the gift of wonder in the face of technology with VTech My Laptop. Built with bright primary colors, it challenges bright young minds with a progressive learning system that remembers incorrect answers and asks them again. Learn words, numbers, and logic with 30 included activities. After exhausting all activities, you can expand its repertoire by purchasing additional workbooks by VTech. Available at Kidzsports for P1.999.75.
Sherlock It’s elementary, my dear. Memory only gets stronger if you exercise it. Try even your brainpower with this multi-awarded children’s game. Players have approximately 30 seconds to remember eight images on cards lying face up. After the time runs out, cards are flipped over and an appointed Sherlock now tests the players’ memories. Every correct answer earns a player a card and the first to earn six cards wins. Get more players in the game by adjusting the difficulty level for younger age groups; ask younger players to remember just four out of the eight images, advises Sherlock’s exclusive Philippine distributor. Available at Hobbes and Landes for P550. Exclusively distributed by Playroom Entertainment, contact Alem Ang (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inquiries.