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Halloween Potions Activities

It is only 10 days until the most scary night of the year! With traditional trick or treat taking more of a backseat this year, enjoy this spooky season in the comfort of your homes with our at home Halloween activities! Alongside engaging in traditional family board games with a tonne of sweets, you can still showcase your best Halloween costumes and take part in a variety of spooky kid-friendly ideas! 

Happy Half Term

It is half term, which means that kids are full of beans and your to-do list is bursting at the seams. Keep your kids engaged with interesting activities this week with the help of our free downloadables.

Toy of the Week - Week 3

It’s now just 10 Weeks til Christmas, which means we are announcing our third Toy of the Week for you! In the run-up to the Festive Season, Jaques will be announcing a Top Toy every week based on the best benefits for your little learners. 

History of Games - Croquet

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 celebrate UK heritage and encourage kids to start playing croquet for more Montessori play!

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.

Toy of the Week - Week 2

It’s just over 11 Weeks ‘til Christmas—if you can believe it! 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 kids’ development!  

History of games - Chess

Over the next five weeks, we’ll dedicate a blog to a game per week to look at the history of garden games through the years! 

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!

Family Fun with Indoor Games This Autumn

Autumn is officially here! The leaves are turning to beautiful shades of orange and red. The nights are drawing in. The weather is losing humidity. Boots are coming out of wardrobes and preparations for pumpkin picking are in place. With the majority of traditional autumn events, such as Trick or Treat, Halloween Parties and Bonfire Night gatherings, being cancelled we decided to share with you our top games for family fun indoors this autumn.  So, gather some treats, your family...