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Toy of the Week - Week 11

It’s now just 2 Weeks til Christmas, which means we are announcing our penultimate 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. 

This week’s Toy of The Week for ‘Learning Time’ is our… Teaching Clock! 

Tick Tock Tots 

By the age of 5, kids are starting to learn to tell time at school. A toy to familiarise them with the clock face will help prepare them for this task and we have just the toy for the job. Our teaching clock has been designed in bright and bold colours to make learning as visually memorable as possible. Featuring a vivid, eye catching clock face, your kids will begin to recognise the numbers of the clock through colour association. 

Made of 100% FSC approved wood, our clock is robust and sturdy. The bright colours are created using water-based paint for hours of safe play. The hour and minute hands are geared, making it easy for little hands to adjust them. Everything about this engaging toy has been designed with kids in mind. It is a milestone maker for its Montessori Toys learning potential—a must-have gift for 4-year-olds about to undertake telling the time. 

Clock Watching 

Learning to tell the time helps reinforce knowledge of 5 times table, number recognition, life skills of telling the time – time is a worldwide concept which we all need to know and understand. 

The clock is the same design as ones used in classrooms; designed for little hands, easy moveable hands, solid, robust and easy to keep clean. Helps bring classroom into the home. Here are some top teaching tips for you at home:

  • To start, children can learn 12 o’clock and half past first.

  • From there it’s about learning quarter past and quarter to, five-minute intervals then onto turning to and from analogue and digital. 

  • A top tip is for you little ones to learn the difference between hour and minute hands. 

  • If they practice their 5x table this will really play into their understanding of the clock face.

  • Finally, an understanding of the difference between to and past the hour will give them a huge step forward. 

With over 220 years of customer satisfaction, you can be confident that Jaques of London will deliver top quality products and exceptional customer service. Your Teaching Clock will come in signature Jaques of London gift wrap, featuring hand-tied ribbon.   

 

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.
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.
Faith Scanlon
Social Media Executive
A-Level graduate, Faith, developed a passion for Creative Marketing and developed these skills to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Her interest in child education came through as a professional kid’s entertainer, combining the best parts of play and learning together as a celebration. She is currently using her expertise to share our brand with the social community. In her spare time, Faith enjoys writing and managing her own personal blog site, adding yet another feather to her creative cap.
Mark James
Creative Content Editor
After graduating with a 2:1 in Media, Mark set about establishing a highly respected online reputation as an extremely accomplished freelance copywriter and SEO expert. Having assisted with the launch of many successful start-ups, Mark has developed a strong knowledge in formulating and further developing brand identities across a disparate array of industries. In doing so, he has played key roles in the ongoing success of marketing campaigns, SEO strategies and online content management, for hundreds of different clients. As father to an adorable little boy, Mark discovered a passion for child education. Having found vocational vigour in offering free music lessons to children, he now hopes to lend his creative flair to Jaques of London, helping to promote the importance of early-learning through discovery and play.

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