Toy of the Week - Week 9

It’s now just 4 Weeks til Christmas, which means we are announcing our ninth 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. 

Counting Kids 

This week’s Toy of The Week for ‘Numeracy’ is our Number Activity Set! 

Our beautiful wooden number set makes a really unusual and useful gift for a pre-schooler. Its ingenuity design includes brightly coloured counting rods, mathematical numbers and symbols, and whiteboard chalk—as well as a clock face for learning to tell time. This is all cleverly stored in the box, with the wooden lid designed to house the mathematical tiles in order to formulate different equations. The numbered tiles range from 1-100, to allow for play to become more challenging as they grow! 

This neat little mathematics kit is fun and engaging for kids but has a bundle of education benefits. It’s designed by UK Teachers and perfect for kids who are starting school. Your 5- & 6-year olds can benefit hugely from practising their mathematic at home in an enjoyable and interactive way! 

Marvellous Maths 

This activity set is a fun and interactive way to engage your little learners with numeracy. With this set, your kids will begin to recognise number as quantity by using the colourful, wooden, counting sticks. The board features a range of tiles that contain a mixture of 1 and 2 digit numbers. Use these tiles to practice counting up and down and sequence numbers. The mathematical board, which doubles as the sliding slide, contains a clock face with moveable hands. The clock is modelled on our bestselling Shape Sorter Clock with a visually appealing design to engage your kids.

The board features the 4 mathematical operations as well as the greater and less than signs. Use the greater and less than signs to compare numbers, remembering the golden rule of the crocodile always eats the biggest number! Increasing familiarity and confidence with the 4 mathematical operations is absolutely vital to help your little learners on their educational journey. This a fun and engaging set which supports our belief that learning should always be 

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 Numbers Activity 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