The company's goal behind LaQ is that it is a high quality educational construction toy that is loved by children and adults around the world. The philosophy is to offer families a toy that is not only fun and educational, but a toy that can be enjoyed by the child and parent together.
"Toys should not be for children only, but we believe that when the parent is involved in “playing” as much as the child, we see great communication develop within the family, as the parent and child can discover and learn together through play"
The history of LaQ has many Japanese inspirations behind its invention, and the Japanese attention to detail is a fundamental part of LaQ's high quality experience.
The key selection criteria when looking for toys can vary - we've referenced this great article from Cari Ebert, but some common themes are:
With its unique Japanese heritage, design and values - LaQ ticks all of these boxes. Our site talks elsewhere about the educational benefits and learning journey, so here we elaborate further on the design, sensory, quality and safety aspects of LaQ.
Lastly we talk about where this can, and does, go wrong with copycat products of LaQ.
All of the wonderful LaQ products are designed and manufactured in Japan. There are exceptionally creative inventors in Japan who design new part types, colours, storage units and most importantly create incredibly detailed models that mimic realistic shapes, objects and creatures. Every year, there are many releases of new LaQ products, and all of these inventions are patented, or are subject to copyright/trademarks.
LaQ is designed to be a high quality multi-sensory experience through sight, sound and touch.
The Japanese focus on quality also means that LaQ is designed for
LaQ has been around for over 25 years, and been used in kindergarten and childcare centres all around the world. It has undergone regular safety testing against major international standards in Japan, US, Europe.
As with many toys, there are inevitably copycat products that attempt to offer a similar experience to LaQ. We have found that these lower grade products have
All of these factors mean that the experience of playing with copycat products for both children and the purchaser is less than ideal, and falls short of providing a high quality experience.
By contrast, through 25 years of experience of being used and loved by children, LaQ products have addressed all of these factors and this is why it is such a high quality toy
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