AD| I love Jaques of London toys. I’ve already got loads of them on my Amazon Wishlist! I just love wooden toys. They look much better than the plastic ones, don’t you think?
When I was given the chance to do a Jaques of London review, I said yes as it’s a brand I’m already interested in! I love watching Leo explore new toys so was of course excited to get him something new.
I spent a while look at all the different wooden toys that Jaques of London has to offer. It was hard to pick one!
Why I prefer wooden toys over plastic toys.
Wooden toys last longer
Wooden toys are more durable and last longer so can save you money as you won’t need to replace broken toys. They’ll also stay in a better condition to sell on or give to a charity shop or friend.
Wooden toys aid imaginative play
As wooden toys don’t have electronics or voice commands, they encourage imaginative play which is crucial for a child’s cognitive development early on in life. Wooden toys allow your child to solve problems and develop their fine motor skills as they play, rather than just pressing buttons and watching an electronic toy
Wooden toys are good for the environment
Wooden toys are better for the environment than plastic toys as wood is biodegradable and can be recycled.
Wooden toys are safer
Wooden toys are also generally safer than plastic. Children put everything in their mouth and plastic toys are more likely to break and have sharp edges.
Wooden toys are aesthetically pleasing
They just look better! My living room is overrun with Leos things now and although I try not to be too fussy about how it looks (I’m happy to have some ghastly bright toys for Leo to enjoy!), you have to admit that wooden toys just look nicer in your home than plastic ones.
My Jaques of London toys wishlist
Here are some of the toys that I was tempted to pick.
There are lots of toys that are a bit too young for him at the moment but I will be getting when he’s older! I love the shape sorters and would have gone for one of them, but we already have a similar one for his birthday. I also love the puzzles where you move the beads along the wires.
There are so many toys love from Jaques of London and will probably get some more in the future.
Our Jaques of London Toy Review
I ended up picking the Let’s Learn Discovery Blocks from Jaques of London.
This toy is one of their best sellers for 3-year-olds. It comes in a solid wooden crate with 12 sensory blocks for your child to explore and play with, there’s a block with a mirror, they’re brightly coloured and some of the blocks have beads inside that make a sound when you shake thme. This toy helps them develop a sense of sight, sound, and touch. This set is manufactured using 100% FSC approved wood. The bright colours are created using water-based paint for hours of safe play. The accompanying wooden crate makes these sensory toys highly portable and easy to store.
I picked this toy as I know Leo will love it! He is a bit too young to experience it properly at the moment, but he still enjoyed picking up, shaking and banging the blocks together. As soon as he saw the bright colours he reached over and was trying to figure out how to get them out of the wooden crate.
I know this will bring him years of fun and enjoyment! I want to eventually get more block – Jaques of London sell block sets like this one – and I’m sure the sets will work well together to provide hours of imaginative fun of building towers and structures, then knocking them down.
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