Toy of the Week - Week 3

Toy of the Week – Fine Motor Skills

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. 

Helping Hands 

This week’s Toy of The Week is perfect for developing ‘Fine Motor Skills. It is our Hammering Bench! 

Beautifully designed by UK teachers, this has been lovingly created in the UK with your little ones in mind. Tool-based construction games are great for learning hands to grasp and explore, helping to develop nimble fingers. This hammering bench comes complete with a traditional wooden hammer and accompanying wooden pegs. 

This is a great gift for tiny tots who are beginning to explore the world around them. The bright colours send signals to the brain to engage their cognition. So, this construction toy could propel them into becoming an engineer, astronaut, or neuroscientist—the world is in the palm of their hand. 

Gift n’ Lift 

One of the great things about and tactile toy like this one is the multiple sensory benefits it brings. As well as developing strength and agility, playing with this toy encourages precise movement and accuracy. Such play can bolster your baby’s core brain processes, meaning they develop much faster. 

As well as the sensations this toy delivers in terms of handling and holding, it delivers multiple sensory benefits like hearing the hammering soundstop-quality toy for tots that are developing life skills like concentration, focus and coordination. As a perfect introductory shape sorting toy, toddlers will benefit in abundance. 

Colours of the Rainbow 

Our wooden hammering bench is not only designed to support your child’s development, it is also a beautiful wooden toy which will look beautiful displayed on a shelf or in the playroom. The addition of a variety of bright colours will help your kids to recognise colours. Also, the colourful rainbow design is visually stimulating 

Let’s Fix It! 

This hammer toy is perfect for developing problem solving skills and improving concentration. Your little learners will need to figure out how to fit the pegs into the slots and will grow to understand the correct way to hold the hammer. Moreover, the action of hammering the pegs into the bench requires a great deal of focus. Developing concentration skills early is massively beneficial for your kid’s development.  

Perfect Present 

With Christmas just around the corner, now is an ideal way to get ahead of your Christmas shopping. All of our beautiful classic toys and games come gift wrapped in our luxury Jaques of London gift wrap; remove the stress of present wrapping with your purchase 

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