Cate and Levi

Cate & Levi Hand Puppet Review

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My children LOVE to play. Recently, I have discovered that they just love to play with puppets and better yet, they love to see me make a puppet move and talk. I find that using a puppet helps with home school and my daughter really enjoys taking instruction from a puppet rather than mom. Go figure. It is odd, but works well and helps take the monotony out of our school day. Sometimes, using a puppet helps my children do simple chores...encouragement from a puppet is much more motivating and they will do anything to please a cute puppet!
Several weeks ago I was made aware of the fact that Cate & Levi (an online store that carries toys, clothing and accessories for children) had come out with some new hand puppets! I was so excited about these puppets simply because I know how much fun they are for my children and how great it is to use them for tools of encouragement. Before I continue though, here is a little bit more about Cate & Levi...a Canadian based company...

The Cate & Levi Collection is HANDMADE at my studio in Toronto, Canada. Together with my talented production team, I oversee every aspect of this collection. All the materials are sourced as close to home as possible. This process cuts down on shipping and reduces our carbon footprint. The choice of reclaimed wool reduces demand for new materials that require both water and oil for production. My goal is for these items to leave the softest possible pawprint on our planet.

No two Cate & Levi products will ever be the same. Each one is made from reclaimed wool whose colors and textures are individually selected. Not only is this process environmentally responsible, but it ensures that each animal is truly a one of a kind creation never to be duplicated. Each item is as unique as the child who adopts it.

It is important for me to set a good example for my child, to work in a highly creative and responsible fashion, and to produce long lasting items that can be today's plaything and tomorrow's keepsake. I am building a company my family can be proud of. Ten percent of my profits will be donated to funds that help children in need.

~Joshua Title, Owner and Dad

I don't know about you but I love it when parents take the bull by the horns and start businesses like this one. It just makes it that much more valid and authentic. I truly have a deep appreciation for companies like Cate & Levi that are started out of a need for something better. 
So, for this review I was sent a Duck Hand Puppet and while it is a bit unusual looking, it has grown on me and my children and is actually quite cute. :) To me, he kind of looks like a dinosaur, doesn't he?? I know he is a duck though but his coloring truly makes him look like a dinosaur. Ha ha!
Anyway, this hand puppet is made out of reclaimed wool and is very soft. It stretches to fit any hand and the beak is slightly floppy for extra character. We named our puppet "Fred" and he helped us with school today...he even wrote on the white board with a marker! :) Oh, how wonderful it was to have the extra help today. It was a tough day at school until Fred showed up. 
After school, Hannah was VERY excited to have a chance to play with Fred and it was really cute to hear her making him talk. Her and Jacob took turns with him until it was lunch time and let me tell you, getting them to put him down so they could eat their lunch was a chore. It is nice to have toys, but to have toys that the children don't want to stop playing with is wonderful!! 
Each Hand Puppet from Cate & Levi retails for $25.00 and you can choose from many different animals. Their newest puppets are a shark, horse, dragon, elephant, kangaroo and of course, the duck. I think all of these puppets are cute in their own, unique way and am really digging the duck right now. He's super cute!
If you would like to learn more about Cate & Levi and the other items they carry in their store, be sure to check them out online and also on their social media platforms...Facebook and Twitter. Stop by and let them know you heard about them here and give them some love. 

So, in my opinion...the new Hand Puppets from Cate & Levi are so great! They each have their own character and I love that. My children are really enjoying playing with the duck puppet we received and I am looking forward to using him in school as a teaching aid...who would have thought a puppet would end up being this teacher's best friend? Check out Cate & Levi will be so glad that you did!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free Cate & Levi Hand Puppet for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Cate & Levi website and email.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. How adorable these puppets are. My children always enjoyed playing with any types of puppets. It is so wonderful for their imagination.
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  2. These are TOO cute! I may have to get one for granddaughters!


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