Schleich makes the best animal models EVER. We were sent three of their latest dinosurs for my children to play with. Being me I had no clue what they were at all so had to check them out online. I’m sharing with you now so you look like a dino expert to your kids!!
Although the Triceratops looked menacing, it fed on plants and trees.The front part of its jaw was shaped like a parrot’s beak which it used to tear apart the plants it ate. The Triceratops had three horns made of keratin, the same protein fingernails and hair are made of. The horns over its eyes were nearly a metre long. Its head weighed as much as a small car and made up almost one third of its body.
The kids love that this one was really touch looking but veggie like them. Okay next up we have…
Almost 13 metres long, the Parasaurolophus weighed two tonnes! This dinosaur with its long bony crest on its head and rounded beak was a curious sight. . With its toothless beak, it probably grazed on tree leaves.
What an odd looking animal and so massive!
last but not least we had…
the Tyrannosaurus Rex . Nearly seven metres tall and thirteen metres long, the Tyrannosaurus Rex was probably not a very skilled hunter, but rather a scavenger which probably fed on the leavings of other animals. It had more than fifty teeth measuring more than 15 centimetres in length which it used not for chewing but rather for tearing, since it swallowed its food in large chunks.
Okay now you are an expert and your kids will be massively impressed. Why do kids love play with dinosaurs?
I don’t know, probably because they are scary, were real and weird looking but long gone which makes them not too scary after all. That’s my guess anyway. my kids have LOVED these and have had tons of fun playing with them. They are fabulous quality.
Schleich have a whole bunch of amazing animal and dinosaur figures at a range of prices. Check out their website for the whole range and retailers near you http://www.schleich-s.com/toys/prehistoric_animals/
Kids really do Love to play with dinosaurs!