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.   


Kate Luke
Head Of Brand
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.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Jess Casson
Marketing Assistant
Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
Laura Henderson
Interior Designer
Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website