If any of you have been reading my recent reviews you will know that my sister used to opwn a huge bag of these animals but when she had finished with them since they were in such great condition they were put away to be passed to the next generation, since my sister is 9 years younger than me as expected I was the first to have children and now my 5 and 2 year old play with these toys.
The collection we have are all wild animals although you can also buy famr animals too, the Dolphin was originally bought from Mothercare who do still sell some of the Schleich range however there seems to be more of the range available on Amazon where you can buy this Dolphin for £5.99 currently.
The Dolphin is made of a rubber material and is about 11cms in length, it isn't as heavy as some of the other adult animals, some of them as so heavy they could easily cause an injury in the wrong hands. The Dolphin is made for ages 3 and upwards however my daughter is aged 2 and she plays with the animals happily and without a problem. The Dolphin as you can see is grey in colour but is shaded so there are different greys all mixed in, it has a really cute face and looks really friendly and has loads of tiny little teeth in it's mouth which Sophie finds really funny to run her finger along.
The toy is really durable and doesn't have any damage on it at all, my girls love taking this, the sea lion and the killer whales in the bath with them and playing splashing games which of course means the bathroom gets soaked, the paintwork is really detailed and having the Dolphin in the bath hasn't damaged it in any way.
The animals are great fun for playing with and my daughters love playing with them all but they are also very educational, we use them for counting and matching and of course we learn about each animal too which is great as the girls are happy to learn whilst playing with toys they love.
This Dolphin along with the rest of the animals we have are well recommended by both myself and my girls.
The beautiful figures from Schleich are developed with the assistance of parents, teachers and children and are therefore especially designed for childrens hands. Schleich figures are wonderfully realistic and naturalistic, with intricate design and impressive crafsmanship. This enables children to experience the large variety of nature - from domestic animals on a farm to wild animals in the jungle.