Sylvanian families means: Sylvanian Families are small plastic toy and fabric animals with human traits. A family usually includes a mother, dad, two siblings, and 2 children, although these can vary. There are many animals, including cats, dogs and frogs. The animals live in homes that look like they were built around the 20th century. Most often collected by children between 4 and 11 years old, but you can also find collectors much older. (in Community Dictionary, added by Demarcus Nicholson)