Clutch Ball - Acorn
Perfect for a young baby who is just developing their senses to an older child who can use it for kicking and throwing, this ball is designed beautifully and will be a relevant toy for years to come. For young infants, this ball has high contrast images and can be attached to play gyms to encourage movement. Popularized by Montessori, this ball is similar to a puzzle; while it does not come apart, it can be be examined closely with interesting textures, ways to grip, and more.
|Age Recommendation: 0+ years old|
Why We Love It
About Wee Gallery
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 2002, when we had our son and studied everything we could get our hands on about babies’ development, that’s when we discovered that…
• 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 our baby’s brain develop by literally playing with visuals. We built a fun and creative world of animals and nature themes, thoughtfully designed to entertain and educate. We take into account each stage of child development to encourage learning through play. Each of our safe and sustainable learning toys for babies are founded on years of research to support your little one’s growing mind.
As our son used the Art Cards, we discovered…
• as motor skills develop, babies start to grab the cards to look at them
• as you tell stories for each animal, your baby may listen and look, starting to turn the card again and again
• as a baby approaches one year, he or she may carry the cards around, sharing them with you and ask for a story.
Wee Gallery’s scope expanded as we learned along with our kids, and we now have a product line that reaches up to 5 years of age. We hope to continue to create toys that are simple, clever, and help you discover the beauty of connecting with the little people that are most important to us.
Wee Gallery toys and products are made from natural and sustainable materials and follow ethical standards of manufacturing.