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Toy of the Week - Week 1

Now, we know it is a little early, but here at Jaques we simply couldn’t wait any longer to star talking about Christmas! After all, it’s only 12 Weeks til Christmas! In the run-up to the Festive Season, Jaques will be announcing a Top Toy every week giving you lots of tips and tricks about the benefits the toy has on your children’s development! 

Puzzle Power 

This week’s Toy Of The Week for ‘Problem Solving’ is the Rainbow shape sorter puzzle. Developed by UK teachers, this has been lovingly created in the UK for your little ones. This beautifully crafted kids shape toy is great for toddlers as they LOVE brightly coloured designs. As a shape sorter toy, it is not only good for your children to engage in play but bundles of fun. 


The wooden shape puzzle gives a fun spin on traditional shape sorting toys in that it works a lot like nesting dolls—an incredibly satisfying and unique puzzle for young kids to get their hands on. The shapes are constructed out of solid 100% FSC Approved Wood, so it’s a high quality toy that makes a great Christmas gift for kids aged 3 years and up.  

Top Toy Benefits 

Use our wooden puzzle to teach your kids the valuable skill of problem solving! Problem solving is a life skill that your children will need as they grow. In schools, children are presented with a range of problems to solve in all subject areas, including mathematics. Problem solving skills are made up of the following… 

  • Logical thought – your little learners will draw on everything they already know and apply it to unfamiliar areas. 
  • Reasoning – this is when you think of lots of different ways to solve a problem, thinking carefully about the ‘how’ and the ‘why’.  
  • Resilience – this refers to your little ones ability to keep trying and persevering even if they do not achieve their goal straightaway. 
  • Thinking of several solutions – this essentially is the ability to come up with a plan of action as well as backup plans of action to solve a problem! 

When solving problems, your kids will develop other valuable attributes, such as self-confidence, the ability to express themselves and a growing bank of methods to try when carrying out problem solving activities.  

Other benefits of our gorgeous rainbow puzzle include…  

  • Colour recognition  
  • Introduction to shape and geometry 
  • The ability to stack and sort objects appropriately 

We have a fantastic range of wooden toys packed full of benefits for your little ones! 


Check back next Monday as we will be revealing a BRAND NEW toy of the week and telling you all about the many benefits we can offer you through our toys and games. 

If you have our Rainbow Shape Puzzle or have any questions, head over to Facebook or Instagram @jaquesoflondon. 

From our family to yours - with over 220 years of exceptional customer service, you can be confident in your purchase from Jaques of London. We work tirelessly to design and develop top quality products packed full of benefits. We are an 8th generation family run business, based in the beautiful Kent countryside. Your game will come beautifully wrapped in signature Jaques of London gift packaging.   


Amber Gravenell
Creative and Educational Content Creator
After graduating with a 2.1 English degree, Amber pursued a career in primary education. A fully qualified Primary School Teacher, Amber has 6 years teaching experience as well as private tutoring experience. Amber is Jaques of London’s Creative and Educational Content Creator as well as managing our social media platforms. Amber uses her educational knowledge to unleash the developmental benefits our toys and games can have for your kids.
Kate Luke
Creative Content Editor
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.