Learning Resources makes toys that kids can play with and learn from at the same time. Learning Resources jumbo animals come in several animal packs such as Learning Resources jumbo jungle animals and Learning Resources jumbo zoo animals. My son picked one of their new products to review, the Endangered Jumbo Animal Figures and they were provided to us in order to facilitate review.
Learning Resources Animals
The Learning Resources animals are realistically detailed figures that invite imaginative play while children learn about the animals and their habitats. Young children from ages 2-6 can learn the names of animals and the sounds they make. Older children can engage in imaginative play and act out scenes with the animals.
If you have various sets of the jumbo animal figures, they would be great for allowing preschoolers to do sorting activities. Kids can practice classifying the animals by type. For example, Learning Resources offers Jumbo Animals in many sets:
- Jumbo Farm Animals (horse, goat, sheep, cow, rooster, pig, and goose)
- Jumbo Jungle Animals (elephant, giraffe, tiger, lion, gorilla)
- Jumbo Forest Animals (moose, bear, fox, beaver, owl)
- Jumbo Ocean Animals (Octopus, Whale, Shark, Sea Turtle, Seal, Dolphin)
Endangered Jumbo Animal Toys Review
The Learning Resources Jumbo Endangered Animal Figures set includes 5 recognizable animals on the endangered species list: rhino, manatee, panda, cheetah and albatross. I like that the set includes an Activity Guide with facts on animal habitats and activity ideas.
My son was very excited when we received the Jumbo Endangered Animals set. The largest animal (rhino) measures 8″L x 4″H. They are made to be large enough so they won’t be a choking hazard for toddlers.
We read through the facts together and I asked him the questions they provide to get him thinking. My son is five and he really loves playing with the Learning Resources animals.
He likes to play zoo with the animals and build habitats for them. He also likes to put them on the map where they live and have them talk to each other. They are very sturdy. In fact, he is currently having them tackle each other… and he declares that the cheetah wins! I like that they get him thinking about science and about conservation. He likes making them wrestle!
Jumbo Animal Figures Conclusion
The included activity guide includes facts about each animal. These animal toys are great early science discussion starters. The figures are made of durable, non-toxic plastic.
You can visit Learning Resources to see all the different Learning Resources animals. Do you think your kids would like these endangered animal toys? Which is your favorite? Mine is the panda and my son likes the cheetah.
I was provided with the set in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.