Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Schleich Toys

I discovered Schleich Toys about a month before learning I was to have the opportunity to review them. Wandering around Target with a couple of friends, we spent a lot of time in the toy section, drooling over the beautiful Schleich collectibles. Imagine my happiness when I found out I would be receiving a sample of their products for review!


Our assortment of animals arrived and the kids immediately began playing. We were all impressed with the detail and realism of each piece. These are high quality toys and deserve to be called collectibles. Yet they are not fragile and seem to be able to stand up to hands on play.



There have been many studies done on the importance of play in a child's education. I am a firm believer in play, re-enacting, games, etc. These toys would be a great addition to homeschooling in many ways. Adding some of the pieces from The World of Knights during a study on the Middle Ages, or The World of the American Frontier during Early American History, would enhance your history studies and allow your children to act out what they've learned.



Using the Dinosaurs sets or the Wild Life or the Sea Animal would be a fun way to reinforce science. There are many, many way these could be used in an educational manner.



I just plain like them myself. I love The World of Elves set and would like to pick up a few of these. They're beautiful! Look at the detail in that baby dragon, it's lovely. Hm...these could even be used in art as examples to draw. Or creative writing, as inspirations for a short story. I'm sure with a little imagination, these could be used to enhance just about any subject.

Be sure to check out their web site. You can get an idea of the wide variety of styles they carry and game worlds available. The company states that they will be "significantly expanding the educational aspects of our site", so keep an eye out for even more to come from Schleich Toys. And next time you're in Target, Toys R us, or your local speciality toy store, keep an eye out for the Schleich display and let me know what you think!

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