Toy of the Week - Week 7

It’s now just 6 Weeks til Christmas, which means we are announcing our seventh 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 behavioural boosting is… our Marble Rewards Jar!  

Best Behaviour 

Advocated by teachers, this reward toy is a real game changer. Encouraging positive behaviour with toys and games is called positive reinforcement and it’s been proven to be very effective. Not only does this toy work on the tried and tested reward chart system (where kids are gratified through goal achievement), the jar comes with positive phrases to reinforce constructive values. This messaging will also bolster their confidence and sense of self-image. 

The marbles included with this reward system feature striking patterns in bright bold colours. You could also use the marbles to play with if you wanted to! For kids who need a little bit of encouragement, this toy has it all. The bundles of benefits transcend its everyday use and set the groundwork for positive values for years to come! 

Personalised Play 

Our Marble Reward Jar is perfect for positive reinforcement. Children will realise that good behaviour results in reward; an ideal lesson to set them up for life. The Reward Jar is highly interactive and allows children to have autonomy over their behaviour and decisions they make. Kids will love being able to select a marble to place into the jar for displaying desirable behaviour. They will be able to see the jar filling up. For even more of an incentive, offer your children a small reward when they fill the jar, such as a family board game night or a trip to the park. Equally, if your child refuses to do a task or some other negative action, they could lose a marble, which shows them that actions have consequences. It is an easy way to encourage your kids to complete chores, be polite and follow household rules and expectations. 

This positive behaviour method is advocated by teachers around the world, with similar ideas being utilised in the classroom, such as table points and star charts as well as many teachers using marble reward jars in the classroom. Why not align your behaviour management at home with the classroom? Kids love routine and they will understand clearly what is expected of them. 

From our family to yours, we work to develop and deliver toys that are designed by teachers, made of fully sustainable wood and toxic-free paint. 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 Reward Jar 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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