The Schleich® Farm World collection of figures and playsets provide an early introduction for children into the world of nature around them and encourage play by engaging children’s curiosity about animals and their habitats. The farming theme is one of the most popular imaginative play patterns available, with the animals and equipment found on farms being instantly recognisable.
What our testers said
“There’s two big cows and two little cows, because they’re the baby ones.” Boy aged 4
“I went to the farm and I saw lots of animals, but they didn’t have a Bull.” Girl aged 3
What our experts think
Our testers thoroughly enjoyed acting out farm life using all of the different animals, and the extra pieces like saddles and food really added to their imaginative play. This is ideal for creativity and sets like this also encourage children to play together.
It was wonderful to see even young children comparing the different farm animals, discussing their knowledge such as what food animals eat and what baby animals look like. They enjoyed grouping the animals by species and talking about their favourite animals. This is great for understanding the world and encouraging speech and language.
Older children thought about caring for the animals, e.g. calling a vet if they are unwell, helping to develop empathy.
– Great for imaginative play
– High quality and very versatile
– Promotes discussion around farm life