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Top Toy Trends from 2022

The Playful Peacock

Let's rewind to way, way back…all the way back to 2022! Have you forgotten it already!?

 At The Playful Peacock, we love to reflect just as much as we love getting excited about what's in store ahead. We think it's a great exercise and encourage you to consider your top moments of 2022 too, it's never too late! 

Trending Toys of 2022

As The Playful Peacock is dedicated to creating a positive and sustainable impact on our Earth, we were ecstatic to see a shift in the toy industry towards a serious commitment to going green in 2022. We noticed that it is no longer “trendy,” but becoming an inherent part of the toy industry as parents demand high-quality items for their little ones. 

Some 2022 wins to applaud:

MGA Entertainment’s L.O.L. Surprise! debuted new packaging made from bamboo, wood, and sugar cane.

PLAYMOBIL Wiltopia was named Toy of Year in the 2022 Toy world category which is the companies first sustainably made toy, with 80% sustainable materials.

Mattel’s Mega Bloks Green Town became certifiably carbon neutral. 

    After all, we all share Planet Earth and it's great to see these bigger corporations making a change for the good. 

    The Playful Peacock’s Most Popular Items of 2022 

    We are so proud of our small but mighty little shop and so glad it's resonating with  our community. We fulfilled 882 orders in 2022, shipping our toys around the world to destinations across Canada, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Singapore! 

    Here were some of your favourite items of 2022: 

    Play Dough Roller & Stamper - Garden Bugs

    “I Love Who You Are” Sign

    Handmade Wooden Toddler Golf Set

    Handmade Wooden Winter Train Music Box

    Dog Freckle Cozy Moss

    Parlour Pack Classic Set of Play Dough

    Wooden Weather Station

    Alphabet Wooden Block Frame

      Which of our top toys are your favourites?! 

      Time To Look Ahead To 2023 

      We are always keen and eager to add to our roster of incredibly creative people who are making children's lives more productive and fun! In 2022 we welcomed twelve new brands to our site and we can't wait to see what's in store for 2023. Do you have any companies we have to know about!? We’d love to hear about them! 

      For now, here are some brilliant new arrivals we can't wait to share with you:

      Wooden Moon Phase Calendar is an interactive toy that teaches children about the moon, its cycles and the lunar calendar. 

      Wooden Nature-Themed Matching Memory Game is exclusive to The Playful Peacock! This fun, educational game entertains children of all ages while teaching about concentration and attention to detail.

      Wooden Toy Cash Register is a great way to pretend play and learn with interactive elements and coins to enhance confidence, creativity and language skills. 

      Wooden Mushroom Hammer Board is a fun way to nail down hand-eye coordination while watching the mushrooms pop up and down again! 

      Mini Vegetable Set is designed to cut up your playdough into vegetable shapes!

      Large Play Pie Mould allows you to enjoy creative sensory play indoors and outdoors.  

        We can’t wait to find out what adventures and fun we will get into in 2023 and we can't wait to have you along for the ride.