Maker Spotlight

Natural Play

Our Founders’ Favourites

The Playful Peacock

While it may be hard to grasp, the reality is that we're halfway through 2023!  When did that happen?!

At this point of the year, it just feels right to reflect and assess— which is why we're going to highlight some of our exciting new toys that we have added to our curated collection and discuss other timeless classics toys that hold a special place in our hearts! 

Let's get into it. 

The Playful Peacock 

We started The Playful Peacock in 2021, inspired by our own children's play and our desire to share this with other families. 

Since, we have committed to being a purpose-driven entity, with our business framework following suit. We aim to recreate the timeless joy of traditional toy stores while only highlighting high quality, well crafted toys. We are deeply committed to social justice, environmental protection, strict ethical guidelines for our artisans, unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community, and above all, a profound respect for children. Ultimately, we aim to contribute to redefining the concept of playtime for future generations, where every segment of our community is valued and included.

Founders’ Favourites 

Let’s start with our new products that we’re deeply excited about offering. 

  • The Rattan Hanging Hutch adds a touch of rustic charm to any play area. Handcrafted from natural rattan, the hutch is lightweight yet sturdy, with two shelves that offer ample space for displaying favorite toys, miniatures, or other trinkets. 

  • Our Rattan Hutch Basket in small and large sizes is a versatile accessory perfect for holding treasures to trinkets and quaint decor pieces. 

  • The Rattan Mushroom Luggy in Red is whimsical and styled to resemble a charming mushroom. It is a wheeled basket that is perfect for toting around toys, books, or picnic snacks. 

  • Our Beneath My Feet Giant Vegan Play Cloth is a captivating and eco-friendly play accessory made from 100% organic, vegan fabric with a detailed and colorful representation of the world beneath our feet. 

  • The Eco Bubble Wands are environmentally friendly, whimsical toys designed for hours of outdoor fun. Handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood and finished with non-toxic, natural oil, these bubble wands come in a variety of delightful shapes like stars, hearts, and flowers. 

  • Our Let's Investigate Stones are tactile learning tools designed to enhance sensory development and inspire curiosity in children. These sets of durable stones, each featuring different themes like fossils, bugs, or the seashore, offer an engaging, hands-on way to explore and learn. Each stone is cast from unique molds, creating realistic textures that capture a child's attention and spark imaginative play. 

  • Sarah's Silks are versatile, vibrant play accessories crafted to inspire open-ended imaginative play. Made from natural silk and dyed with non-toxic, eco-friendly colors, these play silks come in a rainbow of hues and a variety of sizes. Their soft texture and flowing movement offer endless play possibilities, from capes, gowns, and veils, to landscapes, backdrops, and much more. 

And a moment for our classic products that we love! 

  • Our Wooden Camping Music Box is designed to resemble a quaint camping scene. This music box exudes a nostalgic charm! When wound up, it plays a soothing melody, creating a relaxing ambiance that can help children unwind. 

  • The Handmade Natural Bowling Set is a classic game reinvented with an eco-friendly touch. Crafted meticulously by hand from sustainably sourced wood, this set includes six bowling pins and a ball. With this bowling set, kids can enjoy an active, engaging playtime, indoors or outdoors.

  • Our Barber Set is a delightful pretend play kit that sparks imagination and creativity. This set includes all the essentials for a make-believe barbershop experience, including a wooden hair dryer, comb, scissors, and razor. Whether styling the hair of their dolls, friends, or family members, this set offers endless opportunities for fun and pretend hairdressing adventures.

  • The Handmade Wooden Tool Set is a perfect toy for little builders. This set includes a variety of essential tools such as a hammer, wrench, screwdriver, and more, all meticulously crafted from durable wood.

  • Our Mosaic Puzzles from Tateplota are captivating and eco-friendly puzzles that ignite creativity and problem-solving skills. Each puzzle features beautifully crafted wooden pieces in various shapes and colors. These puzzles not only provide entertainment but also promote cognitive development, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness.
  • We are incredibly proud of the curated items on our website, but we understand with so many choices it can be hard to pick! Try our new Personalized Toy Quiz to help determine which will slot perfectly into your life.