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!  


Animal Aims 

    This week’s Toy Of The Week is our WoodenNoah’s Ark. Developed by UK teachers, this has been lovingly created in the UK for your little ones. Our beautifully crafted toy double as a shape sorter toy. It features brightly coloured designs and is perfect for hours of fun. Kids love animal theme toys and our Noah’s Ark animals are hand painted in beautiful, bright colours. 

    Our Noah’s Ark is top quality and the playset even has a folding bridge for realism. It is a great toy to encourage your kids to encourage collaborative play as it comes with 12 separate animal figurines to position inside the lovingly crafted boat. 


Benefits of our Noah’s Ark Play Set 

 As well as being a beautiful wooden toy, our Noah’s Ark playset is packed full of developmental benefits for your little ones. This classic toy will take pride of place in your child’s toybox – or better still, it will look fantastic displayed in any room in the house!  

 Our wooden playset can be used primarily as a story telling prompt! Read your kids the traditional Biblical story of Noah’s Ark using our traditional toy to make the story visual and interactive. Kids will love being able to hold up the different animals and make the boat sway as it crosses the oceans of the world. Moreover, our wooden boat toy can be used to inspire your kid’s creativity. Use the Noah’s Ark as a prompt for kids when writing their own stories!  

 The shape sorter element of this wooden toy means that kids will develop their fine motor skills by practising precise hand movements to place the shapes into the wooden ark. It is also an ideal opportunity to familiarise your little learners with the concepts of size and shape.  

 As mentioned above, this inspirational toy is perfect for collaborative play as it comes complete with 12 animals as well as Noah! Collaborative play involves a variety of social skills, such as taking turns, sharing and communication.  


Why Buy from Jaques of London? 

 We are an 8th generation family-run business based in the beautiful Kent countryside. For 225 years, we have enjoyed continued customer happiness with thousands of positive reviews on Trustpilot.  

 All our products come in beautiful Jaques of London gift packaging, featuring hand-tied ribbon. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and the love and care that goes into the design of each and every one of our toys and games.  

 Our Noah’s Ark toy is one of our bestsellers! It is an ideal Christmas present for boys and girls. Prepare for smiles and squeals of delight! Check out our full range of wooden toys! 


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