All of our Safari Ltd® Toys That Teach® are great tools for developing minds. They’re perfect for Imaginative Play and Group Play to help children learn and play creatively together. You can bring our toys virtually anywhere: the backyard sandbox, the beach, even a long car ride is a perfect place for Safari Ltd® to help keep kids interested in playing while learning at the same time.

You can also see below for some descriptions of our filters and how they might apply to your more specific needs.

Floating Toys and Water Play

Whether in the bathtub or the swimming pool, floating toys can help spark a child’s imagination. These toys are hollow which means they won’t sink, and larger sized so they’re less likely to get lost at the pool or in the ocean. Or you can choose any of our sea life figures to have an underwater adventure. But why limit yourself? Birds, dinosaurs, dragons…all of our figures are durable and water safe!

Toys for Play Therapy

Children can use play to work through issues and address challenges that are otherwise difficult to express. Sandtray therapy is a common method. Themed TOOBS® can help kids act out scenarios in a miniature environment. TOOBS® and larger Incredible Creatures® can also be used in sensory play for children to hone their developing motor skills. Ultimately, any of our figures can be used for therapeutic purpose, and not just for kids. As George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

Toys for Role Play

Role playing helps kids learn and develop social skills and creativity. While all of our figures can spark a child’s imagination, there are some that are more specially suited for role play. Our Safariology® line allows children to become backyard explorers, while themed TOOBS® can help them create entire miniature environments to engage with and create their own world of creative play.

Toys for STEM Learning

Spark a child’s interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with our Safariology® line, focusing on scientific processes and hands-on engagement with the natural world. Our Good Luck Minis® are small and easy for counting and sorting exercises. In fact, just about all of our toys provide a way for children and adults to appreciate the science of the natural world.

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Figure Sizes

Safari Ltd® figures come in all shapes and sizes, from our tiny Good Luck Minis® to our largest scaled Incredible Creatures®. But don’t worry, we’ve got a handy guide to help you sort through them and get a feel for the basic figure sizes.

Minis – Approximately 1”

Our Good Luck Minis® are tiny figures designed to fit unobtrusively into a pocket or other small space, so they can go with you and bring you luck no matter where you are! They’re our smallest offerings, around an inch long in size. Due to their small size, they are recommended for ages 5 and up.

Small – TOOBS® and figures up to 2.5”

Our “small” range includes certain figures from our Wild Safari® collections (including Sea Life, Prehistoric World, North American Wildlife and Wings of the World), as well as our Mythical Realms®, Dragons, Safari Farm and Best in Show that measure 2.5 inches or less in length. It also includes all of our TOOB® figures, which generally fall between 1.25 and 3.75 inches in length. Examples: Best in Show Gray Tabby Cat, Safari Farm Ameraucana Chicken, Wings of the World Long Eared Owl

Medium – Figures up to 4.5”

The “medium” range includes many of our figures in our Wild Safari® Collections (including Sea Life, Prehistoric World, North American Wildlife and Wings of the World), as well as our Mythical Realms®, Dragons, Winner’s Circle Horses, Safari Farm and Best in Show that measure between 2.5 inches and 4.5 inches in length. It also includes some of our smaller Incredible Creatures® figures. Examples: Puff Dragon, Incredible Creatures Frogfish, Mythical Realms® Satyr, Wild Safari® Babirusa, Best in Show Poodle

Large – Figures up to 6.5”

The “large” range includes many of our figures in our Wild Safari® Collections (including Sea Life, Prehistoric World, North American Wildlife and Wings of the World), as well as our Mythical Realms®, Dragons, Winner’s Circle Horses, Safari Farm and Best in Show that measure between 4.5 inches and 6.5 inches in length. It also includes examples from our Incredible Creatures® scaled collection. Examples: Incredible Creatures® Corn Snake, Winner’s Circle Tinker Horse, Prehistoric World Megacerops, North American Wildlife Bison

Extra Large – Figures over 6.5”

The “extra large” moniker is applied to figures greater than 6.5 inches long. Examples of these are found across our Wild Safari® collection, particularly in the Prehistoric World and Sea Life, as well as our Monterey Bay Aquarium collection and our scaled Incredible Creatures® and Wildlife Wonders™. Examples: Prehistoric World American Mastodon, Incredible Creatures® Spiny Lobster, Monterey Bay Aquarium Humpback Whale, Wild Safari® Sea Life Right Whale