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Jaques of London kindly got in touch to ask me if I would like to review a couple of their products. We are Jaques of London customers and last Christmas bought a couple of their toys for our children to play with. We love the brand as a lot of their products are wooden, educational and we love the packaging.
Review of the Wooden Car Park Toy
We were kindly sent the Wooden Car Park Toy to review. My toddler loves cars, so this is a perfect toy for my little one and it has already proved an engaging toy. The Wooden Car Park Toy comes with six little cars, which zoom down the ramps from the car park at the top. My youngest had fun sending the cars down the ramps and gathering them up at the end. I also found that the cars are great for teaching colour recognition and fine motor skills when lifting and moving the cars around.
I haven’t done this yet but I can also see the Car Park being a great addition to one of our small world set ups alongside our train track.
The Wooden Car Park Toy is made 100% FSC approved wood, meaning it is sustainably sourced as well as being solid, smooth and robust. The bright colours on the car park and wooden car toys are created using water-based paint for safe play. The ramps and car park are made of plastic. On the Jaques of London website is the Wooden Car Park toy is £19.99 (as of 30th November 2021).
Review of the Jaques of London Reward Chart
We also received a Reward Chart from Jaques of London which promotes positive reinforcement and responsibility. For us the Reward Chart is great as it is designed for two children, so works perfectly for our household. I am just conscious that there are small magnetic parts on the reward chart, so it will be kept out of physical reach from my toddler with supervised use when necessary.
On the chart you have reward magnets stickers for each child and you can use the pen which comes with the chart to write down their names and what reward they are working towards if you choose. You are also given 15 magnets with tasks on them and can pick up to 10 at a time on your chart, if you wish, however, I also like the fact that you have a pen and the reward chart is cleanable as this means we can also pick our own tasks, which can be more specific to our needs when necessary.
My children have enjoyed setting up the reward chart and deciding what they can work towards as a reward. I also thought it was useful that Jaques of London sent a ‘How to use your reward chart’ instructions which shared some helpful hints and tips like – keep it simple to begin, by only starting off with three tasks and keep the prizes small rather big-ticket items. My children love a reward chart and respond well to them, but it is nice to have a professionally made one rather than my homemade chart going forwards!
On the Jaques of London website is the Reward Chart is £13.99 (as of 30th November 2021).
If you are looking for some toy inspiration for toddlers then do have a look at all of these toys for 2 year olds by Jaques of London – there is loads of choice.
Thanks Jaques of London for kindly sending us these two products, we look forward to using them even more.
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