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My daughters are aged 5 and 2 and they have been passed down a huge bag of these animals from their Auntie, my younger sister who played with them when she was little.
The Penguin was originally bought from Mothercare and you can actually still buy them there which I hadn't realised, you can also buy this penguin from Amazon although Amazons price is £4.88 and Mothercares is £3.75 so much better vale.
This Penguin is the male and goes with the Mother Penguin and Chick toy that we have too, the Penguin is stood with wings slightly out to the side and head up in the air so it looks like he is looking or listening for something.
The detailing is lovely, he has a pretty rounded tummy and marking for his feathers, he is white and black in colour in the maina nd juist has some yellow around his face which is also lovely an detailed.
The whole Scheich range is very durable, the animals are solid and some of them are really heavy although this one is only about 6cms high so not too big and heavy like say the Elephant we have.
My girls will play with these toys literally for hours so they are well worth the money they cost and they are so durable that they will be passed further down thre family when they have finished playing with them.
The girls like to group the animals into families, we use them for counting legs with our youngest and Sophie teaches Emily animal noises with them too so they have plenty of educational value as well as just play value.
I would recommend each and every animal we own and am now adding some more to the girsl collection this Christmas, the animals are meant for ages 3 and up but Emily at 2 years old is pefectly fine playing with them as long as your chil is past the putting everything in the mouth stage I don't see any problems.
Penguins are flightless birds with streamlined bodies and thick coats, making them perfectly suited for life on the ice. The emperor penguin grows to a height of up to 1.25 m and can weigh as much as 45 kg. They are excellent, fast swimmers. Emperor penguins can reach speeds of up to 30 km/h and dive down to 400 m. On land, penguins waddle or slide on their bellies, propelling themselves along with their feet or flippers. The penguin's favourite dish is fish or squid but they need to look out for orcas to make sure they don't get eaten themselves. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.