Schleich have been making educational toys for over 80 years and pride themselves on great quality, realistic toys that will withstand children playing with them.
Schleich toys are perfect for supporting your childs learning as they are taught through play based learning at Nursery school and in the Reception year. Imaginative play is vital for encouraging development in a way that today’s technology can’t and Schleich toys support all areas of your child’s learning.
- Communication and Language
Get your child to tell you what animal it is, what colour and what sound it makes.
- Physical Development
Even picking up the animal and moving it around helps fine tune their motor skills.
- Personal, Social and Emotional development.
Get them playing with friends, role playing the life of a zoo keeper, farmer etc. Children can be very insular as toddlers and have to learn to play with others and share toys.
For slightly older children you could get them to write a story about their favourite toy, or use the toys to act out scenes in their favourite book.
Count the animals they have, even count how many stripes the zebra has, which is the heaviest animal or find shapes and colours.
- Understanding the world
Learn how the animals live in their environment and where they come from by looking at an Atlas.
- Expressive Arts and Design
You could paint a picture of your favourite Schleich Toy, make your own model or build a home for them – the possibilities are endless.
To help parents support our child’s development through play, Schleich have released a brochure which is completely free for parents to download. Educational Play The Schleich Way has been supported by Dr Amanda Gummer who has over 20 years experience in understanding the role that all kinds of play has in the development of our children.