About the product/service: As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received a box full of cool toy animals from Schleich.
What are the pros of this product? Oh, this is such an easy review! How can you not love a toy? Especially one that doesn't take batteries! LOL These are delightful little figurines (I think that's what they're called) that look so real! (OK, just checked and they are calling them action figures. But that makes me think of Batman, not horses and elephants! LOL) There are farm animals, animals of the wild, and more. They even have Smurfs, medieval characters, and mystical figurines if you're into those sorts of things.
What's not to like? Um, well you could spend a fortune if you started to collect them. There are so many!!! Also, for those of you who boycott products made in China, they are made there. Other than that, I don't see any problems with the product itself. They do, however, say 3+, so I assume they are not safe for infants and toddlers.
The Crazy Mom take: Well, my grandma lived with us until her death when I was only eight. However, I have many, many fond memories of her. One memory that really stands out is playing with these cheap little plastic animals. They are long gone except I think I have the body of a giraffe and the head of a lion. LOL Had they been from Schliech, I would probably still have the whole collection. Well, unless my dog chewed them. She did get to my poor pig's leg. But, anyway, these are great products and my kids and I fought over who got what. Of course, I got first dibs. LOL
See what my fellow TOS Crew members have to say @ http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolcrew/783079/
*The Smiley System:
I can't really recommend this product.
This is a good product, but isn't right for everyone.
Most homeschool moms will find this useful.
This is great, and I would recommend it to anyone!!!
Disclaimer!!! I reviewed this product because I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I was given the product by the vendor to use and evaluate in my home so that I might share my insights with others. Other than receiving the product, which I kinda have to to be able to assess the product, I am not compensated for my reviews in any way. I am in no way obligated to give a positive review. I do try to point out negatives when I see them, though I am admittedly a pretty easy going gal! What you read are my honest assessments of the products I receive.
As with all products, you must do the research before buying. Please visit the the other crew members' blogs, the vendor websites, and any other review sites you might find before buying. I can't guarantee that a product will work for you. You must decide what will fit with your teaching style, and your child(ren)'s learning style(s). I do not judge anything other than the educational value of the products I review. I am not qualified to make judgements as to the safely of any product, and I make no guarantee that the products I review are safe for you, your family, or anyone else. I am simply giving my opinion; only you know what is best for you and your family.
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