Jaques London learning made fun via play

Toys are always a must for children, as they do not just keep them entertained but toys are also a great way for kick starting them learning. Jaques London provide a great range of Montessori games and toys ideal for children from 2 year olds and up.

The beauty about Jaques London games and toys though are that not only do they sell a great range of fun and Montessori products most of their products are made using wood which to me is very nostalgic and certainly more special than plastic. Not only that wood is much better for the environment than plastic.

Did you know that wooden toys were first introduced back in the 1700s by a toymaker in Germany. At that time, wooden toys were often handmade for very special occasions, but it soon started to become popular across Europe in which then dolls and animals were started to be handmade from wood.

Montessori products are great for providing education for young children helping them develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods. Montessori toys was developed by physician Maria Montessori. Maria was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education, and her writing on scientific pedagogy.

I was kindly gifted a few of their products for my nephew who is only 2 and a half and he absolutely loved them. He was not even interested in the box after unwrapping unlike most kids, he just wanted to play with the items.

Jaques London

Jaques London have been going for 8 generations producing toy and games to families since 1795 which was founded by Thomas Jaques, whom was a farmer’s son of a French Huguenot descent.

He was a manufacturer in ivory, hardwoods, bone and Tunbridge Ware.

When John Jaques, his great grandson took over the company it started to gain a great reputation for games and this is how Jaques London begun.

Learning made fun via play

Jacques sell a range of toys for little ones but most of their games are designed with learning in mind.

Looking through their site I could see instantly that most are made from wood and some plastic. Wooden toys are great as they are very nostalgic and look great.

Play time and education rolled into one

I opted for the Kids Toolkit & Bench plus the Magnetic Wooden Alphabet Set for my nephew and they did not disappoint.

Handing my nephew Beau the beautiful gifted boxes by Jacques his eyes lit up with excitement. Plus the beauty about their boxes was that it were very easy for him to open up himself.

Let’s Play Construction Bench and costs £18.99.

This construction bench is an ideal montessori toy for 3 years old plus. As this toy is not just great for playing with but also helps with learning from coordination through to maths, thanks to the rules. The kit comes with a construction bench, a ruler, a hammer, a screwdriver, a wrench and screws.

My nephew Beau really did soon to start to get to grips with this toy as it brought out his skills as he started to hammer away, tighten up screws and so much more.

What I loved about this toy though is that it is made from top quality 100% FSC approved wood, painted in colourful water-based paint for safe play, lightweight and robust. 

Wooden Magnetic Alphabet Set costs £9.99.

The wooden magnetic alphabet set also is another Montessori toy. It comes with a mix of vibrant colourful lowercase and uppercase letters. All the letters are made from wood and has a magnetic backing. The letters also come stored within a beautiful, sturdy, solid wood box with a sliding wooden lid.

When Beau emptied out the letters onto the floor he soon started saying the letters and colours and slapping onto the radiator and anywhere else which was magnetic.

The set is a great way to really get any little one learning the alphabet, words, sentences and colours. For example when you are trying to teach your child how to spell use this set to make some tricky words on the fridge so they can look at throughout the day, which in return will help them. Also great for communication if your child is not very outspoken in how they feel have them use the set to express how they might feel. To make the set more of a plaything though than education you can play such games as hangman and word unscrambling activities. The possibilities are endless!

The beauty about this whole set though is that the letters are made from wood it is harder to break unlike those flimsy magnetic letters which can be purchased from other stores.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

All in all Jaques London toys provided Beau a lot of fun from play to learning.

What I love about Jaques toys is how they come delivered within a box tied with a ribbon making you know instantly that the product within will be classy and great quality.

The toolkit provided hours of fun as my nephew Beau started to hammer here and there, twist screws on and off and so much more however the only little niggle I did have with this set is that the wood as it is soft it soon started to get dented, even with the slightest of hits.

The alphabetic is a perfect quality set as the letters are sturdy, colourful and a great size making it easy for small children and grown ups to handle and not loose. Plus the wooden storage box is perfect.

So if you are looking for wooden toys which provide fun, education and are nostalgic then you’ll love Jaques toys and games. Perfect for any child be it for your own, young family member or as a gift for one of your friends children.

Jaques London

Email: gameon@jaqueslondon.co.uk
Telephone: 01732 500 200

Games for every generation. Whether your looking to bring glee to children or grandparents Jaques London provide long-lasting memories with their toys and games.

Check out their entire range for all generations, click on the links below:Gifts for 1 Year Olds
Gifts for 2 year olds
Gifts for 3 year olds
Gifts for 4 year olds
Gifts for 5 years & up
Gifts for parents

Thanks to Jaques London for the Montessori toys which my nephew loves. All views are of my own and my nephews honest opinion. Just watch as he opens up the toys.

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