Education and Play – Hand in Hand with Schleich

The children love playing with the Schleich products that we’ve been sent in the past as they are so lifelike. We’ve had an amazing and some horses too.

This time we were sent some animals and the children were having a tussle over who gets what.


We were sent an elephant, a horse, a zebra and a sheep.

Like the others in the range, they are all so lifelike and the attention to detail is absolutely amazing.


The pre-school range of animals also comes with a brochure that includes information about the range as well as insight into encouraging imaginative play in children. Child psychologist, Dr Amanda Gummer also offers her views on how to encourage social play and cooperative play.

She also offers a few ideas for games that are really simple to set up with the animals but involve learning.

Here’s an example of a game called Zookeeper –

Does your child love going to up with make believe animals had here as your child imagines the zoo? Then why not bring the zoo to your living room? With your child acting as the zookeeper, they must first collect the animals, Then, using his or her knowledge of the animals, they can build habitats for them whilst you also discuss their native countries, how to care for them, what they like to eat and so on. 




I always advocate imaginative play in children as it’s quite amazing to see what they come up with and it’s so much fun. The real world can wait a bit. 🙂

There is also a competition where you can win £100 of Schleich Educational Toys. Now wouldn’t that be a treat? Click here to enter.


Schleich pre-school animals are available at all major toy retailers and I strongly recommend them. They are perfect for starting up a farm or a zoo collection and there are so many animals to choose from.

You can click through on the image to read through the brochure  – it has some really good ideas for games, as mentioned above.


I was sent the above products for review. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

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