I have always loved Schleich figurines. Sold in familiar looking stands in most neighborhood toy stores for over 75 years, these figurines are lovely & so realistic! In this modern age, you can now look up your figures online – for example, look at all the information they have on this little Holstein Calf. On their website’s Q & A it asks: Why is Schleich such a strong partner for parents? They write: “Playing with Schleich figures is similar to old-fashioned role-play. A game with no instructions and no limits which lets the child’s imagination run free. Schleich play worlds embody for children a harmonious world in all its natural and varied forms: a miniature play world for little hands. Inspired by mother nature, their creativity is encouraged and they learn to express their emotions.” I like that.