The Wee Gallery story started when founders Dave and Surya had their first child in 2002. They wanted to find out and study everything about babies’ development. Surya, a graphic designer with a background in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, and Dave, a teacher, were fascinated by the idea of helping their baby’s brain develop by literally playing with visuals.
Together, they built a fun and creative world of animals and nature themes, thoughtfully designed to entertain and educate, taking into account each stage of child development to encourage learning through play. Each of their safe and sustainable learning toy for babies is founded on years of research to support little one’s growing mind.
Wee Gallery’s scope expanded as Dave and Surya learned along with their children. They now have a product line that reaches up to five years of age. Both Dave and Surya hope to continue to create toys that are simple, clever, and help other parents discover the beauty of connecting with their own children.
Wee Gallery products are made with babies and their parents in mind. Hence, Wee Gallery is committed to the safety of their products – for babies, for parents and for the environment. With this in mind, Wee Gallery toys and products are made from natural, organic and sustainable materials and follow ethical standards of manufacturing, and eco-friendly business practices.
Dave and Surya 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