Toy of the Week – Week 6

It’s now just 7 Weeks til Christmas, which means we are announcing our sixth 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.

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Board Games

This week’s Toy of The Week for ‘Collaborative Play’ is… Snakes and Ladders with Ludo!

The Let’s Play Snakes & Ladders comes with a reversible Ludo board—so it’s 2 games in 1! It is perfect for little ones who are learning counting & numeric devices for the first time. The game board features a vibrant and eye-catching design, so it’s an engaging way to learn.

Playing board games helps to develop the ability to play collaboratively.

Collaborative play involves being able to take turns, listen to others, be patient, communicate and accept wins and losses gracefully. This board game will help to develop your child’s social skills in group play settings.

Children love this contemporary spin on these two classic board games! Take your set travelling, on holidays, or as part of family Christmas gatherings. Everything you need to play is included and suitable for 3 years and up!

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Collaborative play helps to develop key skills that your children will need throughout their lives. Play is an ideal introduction to collaboration as it is fun and a gentle way for kids to learn.

Board games, such as Snakes and Ladders with Ludo, allows children to observe social protocol in collaborative activities, such as listening to others, taking turn, paying attention to each other and being able to cope when you do not win! As your kids move through school and into adulthood, they will be expected to be able to work collaboratively in a range of scenarios. So, why not introduce them to collaboration early in a non-pressured and friendly way?

Added Benefits

As well as teaching your little ones to play collaboratively, our Snakes and Ladders with Ludo board game has a whole host of other benefits for your kid’s development.

These include...

  • Fine motor skills; utilised by rolling dice and placing playing pieces since this requires precise hand movements.
  • Numeracy skills; recognition of numbers shown on the dice and counting the number of moves.
  • Ability to follow instructions carefully.
  • Screen free fun; this board game is the perfect opportunity for time away from the screen. Real play has remarkably positive effects on your child’s development and state of mind.
  • Cross generational; screen free fun is perfect for ALL the family, strengthening cross-generational ties with a game that everybody can take part in.
  • Positive effect on mental health – group activities and games help alleviate loneliness and bring families and friends closer together!

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 Snakes & Ladders Set 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

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