Toy of the Week - Week 12

It’s now less than a week til Christmas, which means we are announcing our twelfth Toy of the Week for you!

In the run-up to the Festive Season, Jaques has announced Top Toy every week based on the best benefits for your little learners. 

This week’s Toy of The Week for ‘Imagination’ is our… Construction Bench! 

Best Building  

This bench is a great tool for your tots—pun intended. This beautiful bright wooden bench comes complete with delightful kid-sized wooden tools. These include a ruler, spanner, hammer, screwdriver, and removable screws—all with their own storage cut-out. Each has been lovingly designed by teachers to give a real impression of a construction bench whilst remaining completely safe for imaginative play. To this end, the toy has also been created using 100% FSC Approved wood and features water-based paint for safe play. 

This toddler toy will provide hours of fun with endless imaginative play opportunities. It comes with a removable shelf to add to the realism. All parts of this toy are made using sustainable materials, it will truly last the test of time. Such a toy has so many benefits, but its main benefit is that it is a secure and robust toy whilst remaining lightweight, portable and easy to pack away and store. So, parents can rest assured that kids are having a blast with this exceptionally loved toy. 

Benchmark Benefits 

There are numerous benefits for childhood development with our Construction Bench!  

This traditional toy is perfect for building and developing those all-important fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Your kids will need to exercise precise hand movements to operate the wooden tools included with this charming wooden toy set. Moreover, they will need to cement their hand-eye coordination to be able to pick up and position the tools appropriately to carry out tasks such as turning screws and hammering nails.  

The real-life context of this toy is perfect for inspiring curiosity about the world around us. Cement your kids understanding of the world we live in as well as providing opportunity for role play.  

This wooden toy is a key building block in the construction of creativity and imagination. This classic and timeless toy provides the opportunity for experimentation, self-expression and provides a fantastic foundation for imaginative play.  

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 Construction Bench toy will come in signature Jaques of London gift wrap, featuring hand-tied ribbon.   

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