Wee Gallery brand is located in Florida and run by owners, Dave and Surya. Dave and Surya ask, "Did you know that babies develop in so many ways during their first five years that it dwarfs everything they learn over the rest of their lives? Neither did we until we had our son in 2002." They studied everything they could get their hands on about babies’ development, and here is what they discovered:
- newborns can only see as far as 12 to 15 inches away (around the length of your forearm and hand)
- they are most taken with their parents’ faces
- they are drawn to simple but repeating geometric shapes in black and white
- at around 6 months of age, they begin to recognize animal forms, later calling them by name
As a graphic designer with a background in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, Surya along with Dave who was a teacher, was fascinated by the idea of helping their baby’s brain develop by literally playing with visuals. They created a planet of animals, which were designed to entertain and educate, taking into account each stage of development.
Wee Gallery’s scope expanded as they learned along with their kids, and they now have a product line that reaches up to 5 years of age. They hope to continue creating toys that are simple, clever, and help you discover the beauty of connecting with the little people that are most important to all of us.