What is it
Father Hedgehog Mortimer is the Sylvanian tailor. He makes all the clothes for everyone in Sylvania. He loves sewing while gently rocking in his rocking chair. Mother Hedgehog Eleanor Bramble designs and makes all the special Sylvanian costumes like wedding outfits and Sunday best clothes. Brother Hedgehog Maxwell is learning how to be a tailor like his dad. He’s particularly good at measuring up material, but he can’t play with the needles and scissors as these can be dangerous. Sister Hedgehog Abigail likes designing clothes. She’s especially good at designing dresses and frocks for herself which, if she is good, Mortimer and Eleanor make for her.
What our team of testers said
"I love their clothes - they look so pretty." - Girl aged 6
"Hedgehogs are my favourite animal." - Boy aged 5
- Promotes understanding of animals and the natural world
- Develops imagination
- Supports nurturing and care-taking
What our experts think
The Sylvanian Hedgehog family give children the perfect opportunity to engage in imaginative play and are a great addition to their make-believe worlds. They were very popular with our testers and it was encouraging to see both boys and girls playing together with them.
Small world play is a great way for children to learn to play together collaboratively as they develop their storytelling and communication skills. Playing with characters like this is also great for practising nurturing behaviours as children enjoy taking care of them, helping them to develop key personal, social and emotional skills.
- RRP: £17.99
- Brands: Epoch, Sylvanian Families
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Dolls, puppets & soft toys
Playsets & collectibles
- Types of skills developed: Animals & Sealife
Personal, social & emotional development
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world