Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Why We Love Orchard Toys #ad

We absolutely adore the fab British brand Orchard Toys in our house. They have been a firm favourite since P was a baby, and our vast array of games and puzzles are coming in very handy now that we’re a home educating family!

A Few Facts about this Awesome Brand

  • They’re a British company, and all their products are manufactured right here in the UK
  • All products and packaging are fully recyclable
  • As well as games and puzzles they also have a French range, and a lovely range of books
  • Their products are not only fun and colourful, but always educational
  • They are a truly innovative company with good ethics – check out their impressive community and environmental policies

Our Top Literacy Picks

Alphabet Match  (aimed at 4+)

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This is a simple two-piece puzzle game, where the child has to match the letters on one piece of the puzzle with the corresponding pictures on the other piece. For example you have a letter z and a picture of a zebra which they have to join together. Clara (almost 4) has really been enjoying this, and it’s definitely been helping her to recognise her letters.

Alphabet Lotto (aimed at 3-6 year olds)

My 6yo was given this game on her third birthday, and we have been playing with it regularly ever since. You can play with two to five players, and there are four different versions of the game. For the younger children it’s simple animal matching, and when they’re older and start learning their alphabet they can start matching letters. This is a brilliant game, and probably the one I would most recommend to anyone buying a present for a child in this age range.

Our Top Numeracy Picks

Match and Count (aimed at 3+)

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Very similar to alphabet match, this colourful two piece puzzle is a great way for children to learn their numbers up to twenty. I remember our old pre-school teacher telling me how important it is for children to be able to count correctly while objects are being pointed at, and this is wonderful for doing just that.

The Game of Ladybirds (aimed at 3-7)

This is a beautifully bright, very effective counting game. You can play with two to four players, and take it in turns to roll the dice. You then choose a card with the same number of spots on it as the amount on the dice you’ve just rolled. A simple yet fab way to encourage basic maths.

Tell the Time (aimed at 5-9)

As the name would suggest, this game is all about learning how to tell the time, and is being played with the most in our house. We’ve have made a little video clip to tell you all about it.



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  1. Natalie Crossan says:

    to my daughter xx

  2. Kate Davies says:

    I’d give it to my son.

  3. sarah clegg says:

    my sons and daughter 🙂

  4. Laura Pyper says:

    my daughter

  5. Janet Rumley says:

    My daughter xxx

  6. Natalie Gillham says:

    I would play this to my partners three year old son when he comes to stay with us at christmas 🙂

  7. Sara Owen says:

    Great competition ☘☘ I would give these to my daughter

  8. fiona butler says:

    my kids would love it

  9. Tammy Neal says:

    would give it to my niece <3 xx

  10. Denielle Nicol says:

    To my God daughter Dxx

  11. Olga carpenter says:

    My grandaughter would love it

  12. Amy Lambert says:

    my cousin

  13. jemma dwyer says:

    My little man 🙂

  14. Alison Clark says:

    I would keep it at my house for when my niece and nephew come to play.

  15. Jeanette Davenport says:

    I would give this to my daughter

  16. jamie banks says:

    my daughter x

  17. My widowed neighbours great grandchildren x

  18. Louise Clarke says:

    I would give this prize to my son and daughter

  19. kelly morgan says:

    my little nephew

  20. nicola james says:

    my little girl

  21. Jo m welsh says:

    My daughters would love this

  22. kaye talvilahti says:

    My two youngest Ollie and Elsie

  23. Lynsey Nicol says:

    I would give this to my son.

  24. Caroline Signey says:

    My son and daughter

  25. Kelly Ellen Hirst says:

    Lovely prize – I’d give this to my nephew

  26. Tracy Gladman says:

    This would be for my niece Maddison

  27. my little boy Caleb

  28. I’d give it to my nephew Drake 🙂

  29. donna l jones says:

    my grandaughter ava

  30. Christine Caple says:

    My granddaughter

  31. Kim Styles says:

    I would give it to my niece

  32. Angela Paull says:

    My 4 year old son

  33. Victoria Prince says:

    I’d give it to my friends daughter 🙂

  34. My friend’s little girl would love this (@PeanutHog)

  35. This would be for my grand-daughter

  36. Rebecca Powell says:

    My little boy would love this

  37. Miss Tracy Hanson says:

    My great-niece and great-nephew. We have them regularly and it would be great to play some new games with them. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  38. Claire D says:

    My nieces

  39. Lara Latchem says:

    Be great for my son xx

  40. Susan Smith says:

    Would give it to my grand-daughter

  41. Jade Hewlett says:

    I would give it to my cousin

  42. Kirsten Barthy says:

    My daughter

  43. kimberley ryan says:

    the games would be for my daughter who is 6 and my twin boys who are 3 on the 18/12

  44. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    This would be for my niece

  45. laura nice says:

    for my nieces!

  46. Cassandra Mayers says:

    My Daughter 😀 she would love it

  47. amy rennocks says:

    My 5 year old son, we already play the Rocket Ship game and Yo Ho Ho 🙂

  48. Julie Ward says:

    Would be for grandson

  49. karen cowley says:

    My nephews would love it x

  50. Lizzy Cooper says:

    My son 🙂

  51. Andrea Fletcher says:

    My grandson.

  52. kate kathurima says:

    my kids to share

  53. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    My grandsons x

  54. Corinne Peat says:

    My sons would love it

  55. Kaci Soderstrom says:

    My nephew

  56. Maggie Ali says:

    I’d give it to my daughter who’s starting nursery next September 🙂

  57. samantha price says:

    it would be my grandson

  58. Val Pownall says:

    I would give it to my two little granddaughters. Looks fab!

  59. Val Pownall says:

    I would give it to my two little granddaughters. Sounds fab!

  60. laura stewart says:

    my daughter would like this x

  61. Susan Sargent says:

    My grandson , he is 4 just the right age for this lovely giveaway

  62. I would give the prize to my grandchildren, thank you x

  63. My children

  64. Amy Jay says:

    I would give the prize to my daughter who has just started reception and really getting into her education :). She would love this .

  65. Sam Goodwin says:

    My sons to play together 🙂

  66. aaron broad says:

    I would give this to my little sister

  67. olivia Kirby says:

    my little boy and girl, they love these games

  68. Aaaw what a fab prizes. Olivia will love them. 🙂 Thanks for hosting. xx

  69. Becca Staples says:

    I would give this to my twin boys, love the orchard games range x

  70. Phyllis Ellett says:

    I would give this to one of our Grandaughters

  71. My son and daughter, they would love it!

  72. Angela treadway says:

    My sons x

  73. Monica Gilbert says:

    I’d give it to my daughter.

  74. Michelle O'Neill says:

    my grandaughter x

  75. I’d give it to my daughter x

  76. Martina Pichova says:

    to my son – he would really enjoy it

  77. Sarah Parkin says:

    My kids so we could all play together as a family 🙂

  78. Jon Sellers says:

    To my daughters

  79. claire woods says:

    I would give this to my son.

  80. Laura Pritchard says:

    To my 4 year old son.

  81. lynn heath says:

    I would give this to my daughter!

  82. Catherine McAlinden says:

    To my children, who are 4 and 6.

  83. Samantha loughlin says:

    To my lovely nephew xxx

  84. Jessica woods says:

    My daughter 🙂

  85. iain maciver says:

    my nephew or niece

  86. I love Orchard toys, the boys have got a whole shelf full and love them all. They’re such good quality and so reasonably priced compared to so many other toys out there too. I can imagine they’re a real help with your home schooling.

    If I win then I’d give it to my boys.

  87. Helen Gossage says:

    My nephew 🙂

  88. tracy sinclair says:

    I would give it to my Granddaughter x

  89. Jo Hutchinson says:

    for my eldest

  90. kim neville says:

    My son will love playing this game thanks

  91. Michelle C says:

    My Son & Daughter : )

  92. ashleigh allan says:

    my son

  93. Tracy Nixon says:

    To my daughter thank you x

  94. irene gilmour says:

    my little lady

  95. melanie stirling says:

    I would give this to my nephew and niece to play.

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