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November is all about our 225th Birthday! So, this month you can enjoy some discounts, offers and fun facts about our 225 year-long heritage by signing up to our newsletter below!

To kick it off, here’s a year for the history books…


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Teamwork for Tots

Here at Jaques, we’re a family run business who keeps families, like yours, at the heart of what we do. That’s why building collaborative skills from a young age is so important.

Working with others is what makes the world go round and you can build these skills in your little ones through teamwork games.

Just like in Moby Dick, your children can tackle the high seas without Magnetic Fishing Game. This is really great for building social skills and collaborative play.

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Whale of a Tale

Published in 1851, as the classic novel ‘Moby Dick’ hit shelves, Jaques of London were busy introducing the game of croquet to England - so it was all-round a momentous year!

The novel is based on one man’s quest to conquer a gigantic Sperm Whale, whom the novel is named after.

This whale of a tale is why we’re so excited about our children’s Magnetic Fishing Game - it’s reel fun and little ones will fall for it hook, line and sinker!

DID YOU KNOW: An extinct species of Sperm whale is named in honour of the author, Melville.

Kate Luke
Head Of Content
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.

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Clean Air Day Games

Take a breath—there’s nothing quite like a lung-full of fresh air. October 8th is National Clean Air Day, so here’s a Jaques, we’re navigating you through the very best outdoor games for kids. The weather may be a bit hit and miss, but fun should still be at the top of your list!

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Learning Through Music

For Universal Music Day on the 10th October, Jaques of London is going to explore the magical world of music for kids! Music is treasure trove of learning opportunities, one with bundles of benefits. In this blog we are going to delve into how early exposure to music can set a tone for life.

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History of games – Dominoes

This blog series will investigate some of the UK's favourite family games and looks at when and why they were created. This is a great opportunity to encourage kids to start playing garden games for more Montessori play!Over the next five weeks, we will explore a game per week to look at the history of garden games through the years!