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Background
Orchard Toys started off on a kitchen table over 40 years ago, and although we are recognised now as a leading manufacturer of educational games and puzzles around the world, we still design, produce and pack all our products from a small market town in Norfolk. Apart from some of the Sales team, all our staff work together in the same building.
Orchard Toys are designed with the ethos ‘Learning Made Fun', and they combine bright, innovative design, durability and quality.
We pride ourselves not only on our bright and colourful products, our value for money, the quality of our games and on our exceptional customer service, but also the fact that many of the children who were given Orchard Toys 40 years ago have since bought them for their children and their grandchildren! While they play with our products, children are learning...about language and literacy, numbers and counting, matching and sorting, sharing and fair play; they are learning to tell the time, recognise colours and spell new words. They can play with pirates, fairies and footballers; they can pop to the shops, go on safari and race to the moon. They'll meet greedy gorillas, pigs in pants and crazy chefs. And most of all, they'll be having FUN!
All the board we use for games, jigsaws and packaging is 100% recycled, and we are proud of the fact that our products are all made in Britain.

OUR PRODUCTS
All our games and jigsaw ideas are conceived in-house by our very talented design team. The small innovative team create the game play, draw the illustrations and design the packaging for every single product.
Throughout this process, the team spends a great deal of time testing the game ideas with children, using prototypes and observing, in natural settings, how children react to the games. This helps them to check that the game play works, is educationally sound and aimed at the correct age group.
They also check the very important fun factor - they can tell the game works by the happy, smiling faces!
All our products are designed with education in mind and we work with educational advisors including teachers and Early Years professionals to ensure that skills necessary in the various National Curriculum Key Stages and Early Years Foundation Stages are built into the games and jigsaws.

 

 

 

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