Turning Giggles into Growth: Helping Babies Develop with Sensory Play

Babies enter the world with an innate curiosity and an eagerness to explore their surroundings. One of the key foundations for their early development is sensory stimulation. This crucial aspect plays a fundamental role in shaping their cognitive, emotional, and physical growth. 

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Our sensory range was developed with this in mind. Our team of teachers and parents carefully consider each step of production, while drawing on first hand experience, to create toys that enlighten your baby’s senses, laying the foundations for healthy development. Of course, with materials that are kind to the planet and your little ones – guaranteed to be sustainable, non-toxic and delivered to your door with zero carbon emissions. 


Understanding Sensory Stimulation: Sensory stimulation involves engaging a baby's sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. These stimuli create a rich environment that fosters neural connections in their developing brains. Allowing little ones to develop an understanding of the world around them.  

Enhanced Brain Development: 

The early years of a baby's life are marked by rapid brain development. Sensory stimulation acts as a catalyst, promoting the growth of neural pathways and connections. For example, exposing infants to various textures, sounds, and colours helps refine their sensory perception and motor skills. 

Emotional and Social Development: 

Sensory stimulation is closely linked to emotional and social development. Human touch, soothing voices, and eye contact create a sense of security and attachment. This emotional foundation lays the groundwork for healthy social interactions and relationships as the baby grows. 

Motor Skill Development: 

Engaging in sensory play, such as reaching for objects, grasping, and exploring different textures, promotes the development of fine and gross motor skills. As babies learn to coordinate their movements, they build the physical foundation necessary for later milestones like crawling, standing, and walking. 

Tailoring Sensory Activities: 

Every baby is unique, and it's essential to tailor sensory activities to suit their individual preferences and sensitivities. Pay attention to their cues and introduce a variety of stimuli gradually. Activities like tummy time, play with different kinds of toys, listening to gentle music, and exploring different textures are excellent starting points. 


As parents and caregivers, we have the privilege of nurturing our little ones through thoughtful and intentional sensory experiences. By recognizing the importance of sensory stimulation, we empower infants to embark on a journey of discovery, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of learning and growth.  

Please feel free to browse our sensory range for toys designed to boost development and awaken an excitement for the world around us.

Kate Luke
Head Of Brand
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Jess Casson
Marketing Assistant
Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
Laura Henderson
Interior Designer
Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website www.laurahendersoninteriordesign.com.