Orchard Toys, in the UK have been around now for over 40 years, ship to 50 countries and are a leading manufacturer of educational games and puzzles.
They started out around a kitchen table making blocks and stencils for a local nursery school. Now, over 40 years later, they ship to over 50 different countries around the world and are recognised as a leading manufacturer of educational games and puzzles both in the UK and globally.
The heart of everything Orchard Toys is and does, "Learning Made Fun!" means children learn through play. They are passionate about developing games that strike the perfect balance between education and fun.
On the box of each game you will see the benefits that you will get out of it as well as lots of fun. The list below gives you an idea of the educational value.
- Develop Matching and Memory Skills
- Encourage Observational Skills
- Promote Discussion
- Develop Shape and Recognition Skills
- Improve Addition and Subtraction Skills
- Develop Hand-eye Coordination
- Promote Colour Recognition
- Introduce First Game Play
- Develop Personal and Social Skills
One of the most interesting points to note is that all games have been "Teacher Tested".
Each year when I attend the Australian Toy Fair I get to play and learn all about the new games and to meet the UK Representative who is so passionate about explaining the educational value of the games and teaching us how to play them.
No 1 Best Seller is and has been for many years is the Shopping List Game, a fun memory game where you need to be the first to find the items on your shopping list and fill your trolley or basket.