I love finding toys for my boys that offer a little something different than the mass-produced playthings in the grocery store. I’ve been a fan of the one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly puppets, stuffed animals and artwork from Cate and Levi since I first saw the company’s adorable floppy-eared dog puppet that so many children adore. Since launching with a few animal puppet designs, the company has flourished and now offers tons of unique items for youngsters. Recently I got the chance to review one of the new People Puppets and I was thrilled to see what it was like!
I received the Pirate People Puppet to review. It was made in different shades of grey, brown and blue coloured wool and looked absolutely whimsical. The mix of colours was perfect for the weather-beaten pirate look and both boys were intrigued by their new pirate friend.
The puppet was perfectly sized for small hands so Benjamin and Zackary both wanted to try it out right away. They generally prefer racecar drivers and superheroes to pirates so it was neat to see how they worked the pirate into their pretend stories. I liked the way that the puppet inspired some role-playing and the fact that it took them out of their comfort zone a little with their games; instead of acting out scenarios from their favourite television shows they were creating stories that were completely new.
The People Puppets are also available in a Princess, Nurse or Fireman style and, like all Cate and Levi products, they are each handcrafted from reclaimed wool right here in Canada for a truly one-of-a-kind toy. And if puppets aren’t quite what you’re looking for, Cate and Levi also offers baby blankets, change purses, clothing and outerwear, journals and stuffed animals too!
If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful gift for a special child, Cate and Levi are sure to have something that’s perfect for your special someone. And you’ll be able to feel great about giving a gift that’s eco-friendly and inspires imagination! Check out these adorable People Puppets or the other cute products from Cate and Levi for yourself and enjoy toys that are locally made, good for the planet and truly original!