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Janod is a toy and games brand whose products are predominately made from natural sources such as wood and cardboard. Louis Janod founded the company in the 1970s from Orgelet, France and 50 years on the company now trades its high quality wooden toys internationally with the recognition of multiple prestigious awards including the Progressive Pre-school 2018 award for best preschool gift range.
The toys available span from pull alongs to balance bikes, creating a range of products types that cater for children from 12 months to 9 years whilst also providing retailers with a selection of market price point.
Baby Brands Direct values being able to offer supply of such a high quality brand of wooden toys, that has so much attention to detail in the development value offered to the child playing with it alongside the stunning array of attractive colours used on the toys predominately from water based paints. The toys offer a catalyst for creative play, development, confidence and joyful moments that become memorable emotions.
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Wooden toys are a refreshing change from pre-programmed electronic toys as they allow children to think for themselves and enjoy traditional creative play. This helps them to be active and develop their motor and co-ordination skills as they play with the pieces from the toys, as well as develop their dexterity and strength. The beautiful array of colours, shapes and themes used to create the wooden toy collection are inspiring and will be loved by little ones given the opportunity to play with them.
A Janod spokesperson comments, ‘we seek to stimulate their imagination and empower them to invent stories and make children HAPPY through the simple pleasure of play.’
Why are toys for pre schoolers such good sellers?
When little ones come out of the baby stage, parents, friends and family love to start buying ‘proper’ toys. They enjoy seeing preschoolers using their imaginations in role play, engaging with toys that have very obvious educational value or encourage active play. This is also the age when pester power starts, so encouraging preschoolers into the shop with the promise of demo tables, special events and so on is a great strategy for retailers. They will soon start to tell parents and grandparents which toys they really like!
What are the benefits of preschool toys?
Learning through play is vital to child development, and never more so than at the preschool age. This is the time when preschool toys can help them start to learn about problem solving, how cause and effect works, and discover how conflict resolution works. Role play toys encourage them to experience the world - but at their own level, in a place where they are in control. This develops confidence and helps them to gently learn how the real world works. Role play toys are a wonderful way to introduce them to new experiences in a fun way and prepare them for any eventuality - a visit to the doctors or a hospital, a visit to a shop, or taking a pet to the vets. Role play toys and figures and playsets are also great for helping children develop emotional and language skills, as well as allowing them to be imaginative in play. This is also the age when they start to really get a lot out of educational preschool toys such as puzzles and games. They can develop the skills necessary to take part in game play - starting to learn letters, counting and colours, and learning how to be competitive! Educational toys for preschoolers will give them a great head start before they go to proper school, Toys that can help them on their way to understanding how to form letters and numbers, or which encourage them to have a go at drawing are a great way to start. Toys that help them to recognise names, words and really get them started on their literacy journey can be of great benefit.
Creative toys are also great fun for preschoolers. They are starting to really get a hang of fine motor skills so can have great success with creative sets. Baby Brands Direct supplies a number of Plasticine products that are perfect for this age group - bright colours, great price points, no tiny parts to lose or drop all over the floor! And for the retailer there is always another sale to be made - an extra pack of different coloured Plasticine, new accessories and moulds, and more detailed sets to graduate to as the children get older.
As children leave the toddler stage behind and start to look like children rather than toddlers, encouraging their physical development is also key. Balance bikes are the best way to get set for riding a bike - they encourage independence and confidence as preschoolers discover that they can get along under their own steam and are not reliant on an adult to push or help them in any way.