Miss7 & Miss3 played with their animals today. Toys like these encourage kids to play together and use their imagination, unlike computer games which encourage them to ignore you and become unemployed.
Over the past 7 years I’ve insisted on giving the kids at least one Schleich animal for every birthday and Christmas. I love them: I love the detail, the weight. And my kids do too. Not that they’re Schleich-snobs. Their animal box is chokers with these quality toys, as well as a selection of Little People animals and $2 Shop animals and who-knows-where-they’re-from animals.
The girls spent two hours today on the balcony table playing together. Master5 joined in for most of it but got upset when his Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtle wasn’t allowed in the game because, despite his green skin and turtle shell, the girls considered it too human.
I hear that’s a big problem for the Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles. That and they smell like a sewer.