6 of our favourite toys this Christmas

We’ve teamed up with Janod, French makers of much-loved wooden and cardboard toys which are designed to be fun and contemporary with a French touch – and always of the highest quality. So, if you’re looking for inspiration for toys this Christmas and are trying to avoid plastic, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up six of our favourites to inspire you.

Small Magnetic Rocket

This brilliant wooden rocket will provide hours of fun for your child as they assemble and disassemble it as many times as they want! Perfect for inquisitive hands that love to explore how things work, this classic toy will help stimulate imagination, encourage fine motor skills and is great for role playing. Suitable from 2-6 years, it will provide plenty of play value through the years and is sturdy enough to pass down through the generations.

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Sweet Cocoon Stacking Stones

Introduce your child to the wonders of construction and balance with the Sweet Cocoon Stacking Stones from Janod. This classic wooden stacking game has had a modern update with delicate pastel colours to gently accompany your child’s early learning journey. With a variety of shapes and sizes to pile up, it’s a great way to build on their hand-eye co-ordination and teach cause an effect as they watch them tumble down again.

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Pure Pull-Along Snail

Smiles and giggles are guaranteed with the adorable Pure Pull-Along Snail from Janod. The mesmerising shell turns as your little one pulls it along by the string and can be removed from the snail’s body to double up as a tambourine and small xylophone! The snail’s antennae are also removable for use as handy rods to tap on the xylophone for an exciting first little instrument. A fantastic multi-tasking toy that is sure to provide hours of entertainment.

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Bath Explorers Map

Make bathtime a learning experience with the Janod Bath Explorers Map. Little ones will have lots of fun fitting the pieces together and chatting about the people and animals found in each continent. A lovely way to relax before bedtime.

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Four Dinosaurs Puzzle Set

This set of four dinosaur-themed puzzles in progressive difficulty is perfect for your pint-sized paleontologist! In the box you'll find puzzles of 6, 9, 12 and 16 pieces, intended to challenge your child as they become more adept at solving puzzles. Each puzzle has a different coloured back, helping your child sort the right pieces if they need some gentle prompting.

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Foam Stickers

Promote calm, concentration and relaxation in your little one with this fun set of Foam Stickers Lovers from Janod. Including 5 colourful boards to decorate with 200 stickers in an assortment of animal and nature themes, it is sure to wake their creative flair and provide hours of entertainment whilst creating a peaceful atmosphere. It's arts & crafts, without messy spilled paints or crayon marks!

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