Toys of the Week - Week 8

It’s now just 5 Weeks til Christmas, which means we are announcing our eighth 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 Let’s Learn Shape Patterns

Shaping Up

This toy is both fun and educational. In your puzzle set, you get the picture cards with the stencil of featured animals and objects. Each card depicts the stencilled drawing and the name of the item in English, German, French and Spanish. Children will learn to spell the names of objects/animals in the different languages and will be curious about how to pronounce the words. A fantastic way to celebrate multiculturalism and develop key language skills.

As well as the picture cards, with name association in different languages, your children’s toy set gives them access to a large variety of wooden shaped tiles in 6 bright colours. The idea is that this set plays like a puzzle, where children match up the shapes with the stencilled drawing; positioning them in patterns and making coloured designs as they go!

Geometric Mastery

Our Let’s Learn Shape Patterns set is the ideal way to make learning geometry fun! The idea of the game is for children to use problem-solving skills to select the correct small wooden shapes to place onto the picture cards. Through visual recognition, kids will begin to identify and learn the properties of different shapes, such as the number of sides or number of vertices.

Research suggests that children are better prepared for school-and life-when they can think about and use the tools of basic geometric ideas. To help your kids understanding of geometry grow, teach them the names of the shapes included in our Shape Patterns set. Get them to hold up a shape and say the name of it. You could even work together to make a poster containing pictures of the shapes and their properties.

As well as enhancing knowledge of shape, this Shape Patterns game will help your little learners with colour recognition, fine motor skills and problem-solving skills. What’s not to love?

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 Shape Patterns 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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