Can I scale more than one object at a time?

I still working on my first animation, and I want to scale a character down to make him easier to work with. He is however, made up of about 5 seperate elements. I want to scale them all in proportion to each other so they still line up at the seams, but I have yet to figure out how to select more than one at a time for scaling. please help.

Attach them all to a peg and scale the peg or select each object individually and change the Drawing Properties for each to have the same scale factor. I would say the first way is preferred.

- MVE

I already thought of the 2nd idea you had, I was just worried about having to line things up again after, but the peg scaling sounds just real real nice. Thanks